Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monteiro oral argument scheduled in Appeals Court

RE: Monteiro oral argument scheduled in Appeals Court.

The Appeals Court docket has announced that oral arguments in the case of Malvina Monteiro v. City of Cambridge are scheduled for May 4, 2011, 9:30 am, in the John Adams Courthouse, room 3 sent.

This is the case where a Superior Court civil rights judge called the Cambridge City Manager “reprehensible” for destroying the life of a black female department head in retaliation for her filing a civil rights complaint.

The Cambridge City Council is spending millions on this case and did not even bother get an independent opinion to appeal to Appeals Court. The excellent judge’s opinion raises very real grounds for firing the Cambridge City Manager without golden parachute and possibly without pension.

The key opinion by the Superior Court judge may be read at: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/judge-issues-decision-denying.html.

As of about a year ago, the judgment ran about $1 million in damages, $3.5 million in penal damages, and had exceeded a total of $6 million with the various addons which are accruing.