• Judge allows former town manager's appeal
    September 18,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    The Associated Press

    ST. JOHNSBURY - A judge has cleared the way for a former St. Johnsbury town manager to take his bid to get his job back before the Vermont Supreme Court.

    Judge Mary Miles Teachout's ruling Monday allows Ralph Nelson to seek an appeal of Teachout's decisions on some aspects of the lawsuit.

    Nelson's lawyer has argued that the issues involved in Nelson's lawsuit are relevant to towns and town managers statewide.

    At issue is Teachout's prior ruling that Nelson was an "at will" employee and eligible to be fired at any time for any reason. In doing so, Teachout interpreted the Vermont statute governing town managers, for which there was no prior case law.

    Nelson was town manager for 19 months before being fired in April 2012.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    HARTFORD VILLAGE — An off-duty Hartford police officer playing with his own dog at a local dog... Full Story
    Officer shoots pit bull at dog park
    BENNINGTON — “Why can’t a girl be one of the knights of the Round Table?” is a question even a... Full Story
    Lady Lucy book encourages girls to follow their dreams
    The encampment’s tent roofs were visible through the thin spring foliage. Full Story
    More Articles