Holyoke settlements and judgments

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – These are the settlements made by the city of Holyoke between 2012-2015.

HOLYOKE SETTLEMENTS 2012-2015

$228,452.42

OUTSIDE ATTORNEY FEES 2012-2015

$772,139.61$60,000

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.

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