Former city clerk Jane Montgomery has settled her claim against the City of Pacific for $175,000. $25,000 of that was paid by the city and $150,000 paid by the insurance company. That payment included any costs for Montgomery's attorney.
Montgomery expressed sorrow that things ended this way. She felt she had done her job to the best of her ability and only tried to advise Mayor Sun on his legal obligations to the city. She said the insurance company acknowledged they advised Sun not to fire her, but they were ignored.
Although Montgomery could have gone to trial and sued Mayor Sun personally (since he acted on his own against legal advice) - and likely won a much higher settlement - she said this was the best outcome for all involved. She wishes the City of Pacific only good things for the future.