The City of Williams Lake has received the decision by the Honorable Madam Justice Dardi, who has ruled against awarding special or punitive damages to Donald DeGagne.
“We have formally received the decision and we’re glad we can now move on,” says Mayor Walt Cobb.
“Out of caution, we had budgeted for a ruling against the City, and we are glad the costs owing are minimal.”
“We’re happy this case is now behind us, and we can focus on the business of governing and growing the City.”
DeGagne had filed a notice of civil claim in BC Supreme Court in May of 2013, after his employment as CAO was terminated by the Council of the day.
DeGagne was awarded damages equivalent to six months’ notice, calculated as $65,250, damages for loss of pension and other benefits for six months, relocation costs of $643, and one-third of his legal costs.
The total amount owing to DeGagne is estimated at approximately $90,000, plus what has already been spent on legal costs, for a total of about $200,000.
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