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McNally To File Lawsuit Against Town "Early Next Week"

Attorney Said There May Be "Many Defendants."

 

’s attorney confirmed Thursday morning that his client will be suing the town of Montville and a number of others. 

“We will be filing a notice of intent to sue with the Town clerk shortly.  The jurisdiction decision is not yet made.  There will likely be many defendants,” attorney Jacques J. Parenteau wrote in an email to Patch. 

Parenteau said he is also seeking, under the Freedom of Information Act, “All documents that concern the termination and the investigation and the billing records for the Town’s law firm that conducted the investigation.”

Montville Mayor Ronald K. McDaniel Jr. confirmed Wednesday that he “sent a termination letter” to McNally and then declined further comment. 

McNally, a town employee for 12 years had never been disciplined previously, Parenteau said. The lawyer called the firing politically motivated.

McNally has been on paid administrative leave for the past six months while the town allegedly completed an investigation that culminated in the firing.

Fred Infantino June 07, 2012 at 02:26 PM
After reading all the different comments and articles, it shouldn't be surprising that there is going to be a lawsuit. This should never have happened.
Ellen Hillman June 07, 2012 at 02:35 PM
This is not the only lawsuit that the town has going on involving employees it has fired or let go illegally. Wake up Montville. When your no longer someones buddy you are illegally fired. What does it matter the tax payers will pay for it in the end.
theinformant June 07, 2012 at 02:37 PM
It’s so sad that we elected another Mayor who doesn’t care about what the meaning of Mayor means. When he was a Probate Judge you very rarely found him in the Office. He had 2 great administrative assistant, they did a great job to cover for his absence all the time. Now as Mayor he’s screwing up that position because he has no one to cover for him. He started screwing up when only 2 months in office. It started with the WPCA Ordinance all the way to the Firing of a guy who hasn’t done anything compared to the LT. of the Police who is in hot water from three different allegations against him. Let’s see how much this is going to cost the town.
Mel June 08, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Go get them!
Ellen Hillman June 08, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Wow between this law suit and the other personell law suits in place already, it should cost the town another mil or two. Open up your wallets and shovel out the dough. I wonder when people are going to stand up and get angry???
C.C. June 09, 2012 at 03:48 PM
More money for the tax payers to pay for another lawsuit. Sad
Kerry S. June 09, 2012 at 05:31 PM
C.C. I agree and whats even sadder is that we keep electing people with no experience and they keep getting us in these situations. I don't know the accused but from what I read to investigate for 6 months and then wrongfully terminate him sounds really bad. If this was his first offense why in the world would they go right to termination? It sucks that we as taxpayers will have to pay the huge legal bills and then an even bigger settlement. If only our leaders knew what they were doing.
REVMAN June 13, 2012 at 04:56 PM
To Kerry S--- your statement is wrong he was experienced look where he worked.
theinformant June 13, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Revman What experience are you referring to? Where he worked before he became Mayor or where he hung out every day and night before he became Mayor? Either one, he’s showing his inability to manage a town. Wake up Taxpayers; it’s going to cost us dearly. The longer he and this Democratic Councilors stay in office, the more it will be costing us, to the point Montville will become a ghost town because nobody will be able to afford to live here.

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