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CdA To Appeal $3.7M Firing Judgment

The city of Coeur d’Alene is expected to appeal a $3.7 million judgment against its police department in federal court this spring. Daniel C. Dixon, a 17-year veteran of the force before his 2009 departure, filed a wrongful termination suit against the department and was granted $2.7 million in compensation in October by a federal jury, and $500,000 for emotional pain and suffering. Dixon’s wife, Heidi Dixon, received $500,000 for pain and suffering on behalf of the family. City Attorney Mike Gridley said the appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit will be filed after post-trial motions, which are scheduled for March, have been ruled upon. City Finance Director Troy Tymesen told the City Council Tuesday that should the city lose the appeal and be required to pay the judgment, the city would likely issue a public bond to pay it/Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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