Thursday, May 8, 2008

Harriett Nibert brings suit against city, former mayor

A former Point Pleasant city employee is alleging her removal as secretary following least year's municipal election was politically motivated.

On March 26, Harriett Nibert filed suit against both the city of Point Pleasant and former Mayor Marilyn L. McDaniel for wrongful termination. In her complaint and suit filed with the assistance of Walt Auvil, with the Parkersburg law firm of Rusen and Auvil, Nibert alleges she "and other City employees associated with the previous administration of Democratic Mayor James H. Wilson were conducted in violation of the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act ..."

Specifically, Nibert alleges that from February 2002 until June 29, 2007, she was employed as executive secretary to the Mayor. On June 29, 2007, Nibert says "her position as Executive Secretary was eliminated by the City Council of the City of Point Pleasant effective July 1, 2007."

For more on this article, go to the West Virginia Record

Photo: Pictured here with Mason Circuit Judge Thomas C. Evans III are members of the Point Pleasant city council during a swearing in ceremony on June 30, 2007. A lawsuit filed by Harriett Nibert, the wife of Mason's other circuit judge, David W. Nibert, alleges she was fired the next day from her position as city secretary for politically motivated reasons.

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