Skelton, Taintor and Abbott’s Amy Dieterich Defeats Town’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Settles Case for Town Employee

Skelton, Taintor and Abbott Shareholder Amy Dieterich was recently quoted in the Lewiston Sun Journal about a case she successfully litigated on behalf of a Town of Rangeley employee who had been retaliated and discriminated against by the Town and one of its Selectmen:  Amy successfully defeated the Town’s motion for summary judgment in a decision written by Chief Justice Robert Mullen, who held that the wrongful conduct by the Town was actionable—a position the Town had denied for years.   The Lewiston Sun Journal reported that the parties subsequently resolved the case, and the Town of Rangeley and its insurer agreed to pay the Town employee a significant sum.

Amy was quoted as saying “We were extremely pleased — but not surprised — that Chief Justice Mullen recognized that what Ms. Carmichael-Austin endured was actionable, wrongful conduct by the town of Rangeley.  The town’s denial of this evident fact has unnecessarily wasted many taxpayer dollars over the course of several years. It is my hope that the town reflects on Chief Justice Mullen’s decision and recognizes it as an opportunity to improve the work environment for all of the town’s dedicated employees like Ms. Carmichael-Austin.”

Amy represents individual clients and businesses in commercial disputes, family matters, employment and labor law issues, as well as litigation, arbitration, and regulatory proceedings.  She was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 for her work in the practice area of  Employment Law – Individuals and selected for inclusion in 2017, 2018,  2019, and 2020 New England Rising Stars© in the category of Business Litigation.