Former Tallahassee Independent Ethics Officer, Julie Meadows-Keefe, and the City of Tallahassee have jointly agreed to the dismal of a lawsuit filed by Meadows-Keefe in November, 2019.
The latest filing in Leon Circuit Court on December 23, 2020 – shown below – states that the parties “hereby jointly stipulate” to dismiss the legal action. The filing notes that both parties are responsible for their own legal fees.
The original lawsuit claimed that Meadows-Keefe was targeted for termination by Mayor John Dailey and that he interfered with her duties as the ethics officer.
Before the lawsuit, Meadows-Keefe made several demands through her attorney, Marie Mattox. The demands included a public and written apology from Mayor John Dailey and a $450,000 payment. Meadows-Keefe also demanded that the Ethics Board Chair, Richard Herring, “publicly acknowledge everything she has accomplished over the past five years.”
TR is trying to determine if there are any other agreements related to the stipulation between the City of Tallahassee and Meadows-Keefe.