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Attorney: Lawsuit against schools to proceed

Kimberly Jordan kjordan@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jan 14, 2014 at 10:28 AM

A wrongful termination lawsuit filed in October against Director of Wilson County Schools Tim Setterlund and the Wilson County Board of Education will go forward.

The suit, filed by newly reinstated Career and Technical Education Supervisor Bill Moss, will proceed, local attorney Michael Clemons who represents Moss said Friday.

"The defendants offered him "unconditional reinstatement," Clemons said, "meaning that his reinstatement was not conditioned on the dismissal of his lawsuit."

Moss claimed Setterlund and the board broke state law in eliminating Moss’ position and asked for back pay, compensatory and punitive damages, as well as attorney’s fees, according to a copy of the suit.

Setterlund rehired Moss on Tuesday, giving Moss his former title and salary, which is nearly $100,000 annually. Setterlund said Thursday some of Moss’ duties would likely change, however.

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