GALVESTON – Christmas may be in the books, but a former League City city manager received a nice present in the form of a settlement just two days after the holiday.
The year-long legal battle between Mark Rohr and his ex-employer ended on Dec. 27 when League City City Council voted to approve the settlement in the matter of Rohr’s federal wrongful termination lawsuit.
As previously reported in The Southeast Texas Record, Rohr, whose term was from Mar. 31, 2014 to Dec. 13, 2016, sued League City and Mayor Pat Hallisey on July 19, 2017 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas for violating his First Amendment rights.
Rohr alleged that the city fired him for filing two ethics complaints against Hallisey. According to the plaintiff, the League City City Council declined to take any action despite the significance of the allegations.
The city council voted to terminate Rohr’s employment in early December 2016 while sparing City Attorney Nghiem Doan.
Hallisey, as a party in the suit, abstained from the vote. Councilman Keith Gross was the lone dissenter.
Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 3:17-CV-0229