HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – These are the settlements made by the city of Holyoke between 2012-2015.
HOLYOKE SETTLEMENTS 2012-2015
OUTSIDE ATTORNEY FEES 2012-2015
Jeanette Berrios received a $60,000 settlement for a wrongful termination lawsuit. Mayor Alex Morse fired her as the city personal director on his first day because Morse said she lacked the job requirements.$60,000
Donna Dowdall received a $60,000 settlement for a wrongful termination lawsuit. Dowdall was a paralegal and fired when Mayor Alex Morse eliminated the position.$34,000
Charles Lavelle received a $34,000 settlement for a wrongful termination lawsuit. Lavelle was a city staff attorney.$30,000
Michelle Cruz received a $30,000 settlement from the city for a lawsuit against the Holyoke Police Department. Cruz alleged her ex-boyfriend, police office Paul Barkyoumb stalked and harassed her which she reported to his superiors, and she says they did nothing about it.$21,000
Virgen Guzman received a $21,000 settlement from the city in a civil rights lawsuit against the city and the police.$5500
Scott Burns, Deanna O’Neill and William Cauley received a settlement of $5500 for a lawsuit over alleged unpaid wages.$5000
Michael Sullivan received a $5000 settlement from the city of Holyoke for an incident on July 9, 2010.$4000
Erick Dejesus received a $4000 settlement from the city of Holyoke for a lawsuit against the Holyoke Police Department, William Delgado and Patrick Leahy.$3452.42
AnnMarie Rodriguez and her attorneys received a $3452.42 settlement from the city of Holyoke on behalf of her son Dayquan Ortiz.$3000
Osvaldo Colon received a $3000 settlement from the city of Holyoke for a lawsuit against the city, police officer Emil Morales and the Holyoke Health Center.$2,500
Maribel Lopez received a $2500 settlement from the city as the result of a fall on a public sidewalk.