Paul Kinne, one of our Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs Lawyers partners, recently settled a First Amendment retaliation lawsuit filed against Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission Chairperson James Daley on behalf of his client, Danielle Carne. Carne was chief legal counsel for the Commission before Daley eliminated her position as an act of retaliation based on her political beliefs.
Pleased with the result, Kinne said, “We live in an era where the powerful feel entitled to retaliate against others who do not share their political beliefs. This judgment against Daley will send a message to those willing to abuse their power – in this country, First Amendment freedoms still live. The resolution will also help Danielle and her family recover from the damage caused to her by Daley’s conduct.”