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Settlement calls for Mo. AG's office to pay $26,000
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Attorney General Jay Nixon's office has agreed to pay $26,000 to a quadriplegic woman who claimed employment discrimination.
The settlement with Marla Grothoff includes no admission of wrongdoing.
Grothoff was one of 16 attorneys in the Department of Social Services' Child Support Enforcement Division whose jobs were eliminated when some of their duties were transferred to the attorney general's office in 2003.
Nixon's office hired 12 of those attorneys, but not Grothoff.
A federal magistrate had ruled last year that the state was protected by sovereign immunity from her claim that it violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
The settlement still needs approval from the federal court.