Superintendent files lawsuit against Medina (Ohio) Board of Education

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Medina City School District superintendent Randy Stepp has made good on a threat to take the district to court, filing a lawsuit against the board of education and other district officials in federal court stemming from the board's decision to rescind a contract with him approved in January.

The suit, filed May 17 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Eastern Division) claims breach of contract, defamation and infringement of Stepp's constitutional rights, according to a press release issued by Stepp's lawyers, David Drechsler and Michael J. Matasich of the law firm Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs.

According to the release, the suit "seeks damages for the Board of Education's breach of contract, as well as damages for the injury to Dr. Stepp's reputation and standing in the community, humiliation, mental anguish and suffering, as well as lost income and future earning capacity."

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