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Judge temporarily reinstates Luman

More than two years ago, Mono County fired 15-year Road Department mechanic Dick Luman for an on-the-job dispute. After a failed appeal, his attorney, Katie Bellomo, took the case to Superior Court where Judge Stan Eller ruled that Luman should not have been fired, should be reinstated and given a new penalty hearing. Mono County […]

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Luman case back in court

Dick Luman had worked for 15 years as a mechanic in the Mono County Road Department. After an on-the-job dispute more than two years ago, the County fired him. In recent days, Luman’s attorney, Katie Bellomo, filed a motion for Luman to be reinstated pending an appeal by Mono County. The Judge took that rrequest […]

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Luman case decision within 30 days

Former Mono County Road Department mechanic Dick Luman went to court nearly two years ago to fight for reinstatement to his job. The petition filed accused Mono County and others of “prejudicial abuse of discretion” and failure to grant Luman a fair appeal hearing. Judge Stan Eller heard arguments Wednesday and will issue a written […]

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Luman case pending in Mono Court

Dick Luman worked as a mechanic in the Mono County Road Department for 15 years. In late 2011 he was fired for an alleged physical fight with a road operations supervisor. He appealed in an open hearing. The Personnel Appeals Board upheld his firing on the grounds that he supposedly “threatened” the supervisor but did […]

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Luman carries legal fight to court

A Mono County Personnel Appeals Board upheld the termination of former Mono County mechanic Dick Luman, and now Luman has gone to Court for reinstatement of his job and all back pay and benefits. Luman’s attorney, Katie Bellomo filed a petition for an administrative writ. This filing names the Mono County Personnel Appeals Board, Mono […]

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Mono road supervisor, fired for fighting, gets job back

In April, then Mono County mechanic Dick Luman went public to say that he was fired after road department Supervisor Brett McCurry assaulted him. McCurry was also fired. Luman appealed and lost after weeks of open hearing. Two out of three eye witnesses supported Luman’s claim. Last Friday in a two-hour closed appeal hearing, Brett […]

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Luman firing upheld on allegation of threat

Lee Vining attorney Katie Bellomo represented fired County mechanic Dick Luman in a termination appeal. Two out of three Personnel Appeal Baord members upheld Luman’s firing based on what they said was a threat he made to his supervisor, Brett McCurry, who was also fired for physically fighting with Luman. After weeks of testimony, the […]

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Two members of Mono appeal board uphold Luman’s firing

The long and public appeal hearing of fired Mono County mechanic, Dick Luman, has ended. His attorney reports that the Personnel Board deliberated and found against Luman, sustaining his termination.  A written decision is pending.  That document is expected to explain the reasons for their decision. Attorney Katie Bellomo said that she and Luman do […]

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Luman appeal hearing continues

Evidence suddenly revealed, new concerns about conflicts of interest and surprising testimony – the Dick Luman appeal hearing in Mono County continues. Mono County fired the 60-year-old Luman last October.  He had worked as a mechanic in the Road Department for 15 years. Luman says that Road Supervisor, Brett McCurry, assaulted him at work during […]

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