TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A federal magistrate’s pretrial order shows that the Topeka housing manager rejected a settlement offer the city made late last year in a federal discrimination lawsuit she is pursuing.
The order also shows that Corrie Lynn Wright is seeking more than $397,500 in the case filed last July.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathryn Vratil issued the order Friday setting legal ground rules for the case and indicating it would go to a jury trial as scheduled Aug. 27 in Topeka.
The lawsuit contends the city denied Wright a promotion she was promised. The city denies it discriminated or retaliated against Wright.
The pretrial order also said the city proposed a settlement for an undisclosed amount, but Wright rejected it and didn’t counter with an offer.