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The town of Arlington, Massachusetts, recently reached a $250,000 settlement with a teacher and a principal who had filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, reports Boston.com.
According to the source, former superintendent Nathan Levenson fired Charles Coughlin and Stavroula Bouris in 2007 for allegedly having an affair. The plaintiffs indicated that there was no affair, claiming that it had been fabricated by school officials so that they could terminate Bouris.
"This settlement avoids what would likely have been years of appeals regardless of the outcome of the trial and resolves not only this lawsuit but all ongoing litigation involving Mr. Coughlin and Ms. Bouris," Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine and Superintendent Kathleen Bodie said in a press statement, as noted by the news outlet. "As a result, the town and all parties involved will be able to move forward."
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