County will not settle lawsuit

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

A law firm representing Bonner County pushed back Wednesday against a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the county by former airport director James Kaiser.

Calling it a “politically motivated strike suit … filed conveniently just before an election,” Bonner County’s attorney, Colton Boyles of the Davillier Law Group, said he has no intention to settle what he believes is a spurious lawsuit. Kaiser claims in the lawsuit he was fired for calling out tax dollar waste related to airport business manager Dave Schuck, who he alleges was protected from termination because of his family relationship to Bonner County Commissioner Dan McDonald.

“We believe the evidence will show that the complaint is without merit and contains false and potentially defamatory allegations, not only against Commissioner Dan McDonald and part-time airport manager Dave Schuck, but other County employees as well,” Boyles wrote in a statement. “We look forward to the opportunity to defend their good reputations in court, and have the facts come to light.”

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