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District 518, former employee near settlement

WORTHINGTON -- According to court documents, a civil lawsuit filed by former Independent School District 518 employee Karen Abbott against the district is in the midst of settling.

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WORTHINGTON - According to court documents, a civil lawsuit filed by former Independent School District 518 employee Karen Abbott against the district is in the midst of settling.

According to an update filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court of Minnesota, the settlement conference that was scheduled for July 8 has been canceled as the parties have advised the court the matter has settled, and a stipulation of dismissal will be filed.

Further information regarding the details of the potential settlement are not yet available publicly, as the District 518 Board of Education has yet to take formal action. A meeting agenda for a special 7:30 a.m. March 28 board meeting at the District Administration Office indicates the board is to take action on a settlement agreement.

The attorney team representing Abbott declined comment.

According to its definition, a stipulation of dismissal is a mutual agreement between all parties in a case to dismiss a lawsuit (in this case, Abbott and District 518).

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