Vermont Town Answers Former Treasurer’s Lawsuit

August 17, 2011

A Vermont town being sued by its former treasurer is denying the allegations of her civil suit.

Nearly a year after Linda Stone filed the suit against the town of Irasburg, the town filed an answer in court, citing municipal immunity, privilege and the First Amendment.

Last year, the Irasburg select board told Stone to double her performance insurance bond to $1 million and when she didn’t – allegedly because of interference from the board’s attorney – her office was declared vacant.

She originally sought reinstatement, but voters narrowly elected Suzanne Cartee to the job last March. Now, she’s seeking compensatory damages of $13,334.90, punitive damages and reimbursement of attorney fees.

The Caledonian-Record reported that the town denies trying to dissuade insurers from covering Stone’s additional bond.

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