Frank Wells v. Compton Unified School District, et al.

Malcolm Stephen McNeil

Case Conclusion Date:July 23, 2004

Practice Area:Wrongful Termination

Outcome:Settlement of $145,000 to plaintiff

Description:Plaintiff, an associate superintendent at Compton Unified, contended that the District wrongfully refused to renew his contract after the superintendent had promised to do so. Plaintiff argued that the refusal was occasioned by his refusal to sell benefit tickets in support of school board president's political campaign for city council. Plaintiff alleged that defendants breached covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Defendants contended that job performance was the only reason for non-renewal, and that school board was unaware of his refusal to sell tickets for the school board president.