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Story County Settles Lawsuit Filed By Former Employee

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    April 3, 2014 | 9:43 am
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Story County officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee of the county attorney's office who claims she was unjustly fired and denied payment for overtime.

    An order entered by Magistrate Judge Ross Walters in U.S. District Court Monday indicates the county and Cathleen Vincent agreed to settle the case for an undisclosed amount of money.

    The judge's order finds the settlement "fair and reasonable and adequately compensates the plaintiff for any back owing overtime payments..."

    Vincent, a victim witness coordinator in the county attorney's office, was fired in May 2011.

    The county claims it was for good cause and as an exempt employee she didn't qualify for overtime.

    Vincent's attorney declined to comment. The attorney representing the county did not immediately respond to a message.

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