Please see the highlighted statement below from the attorney representing the Town of Brattleboro in Witherbee v. Town of Brattleboro, et al.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Sent:Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:04 PM
Subject:Clarifying Statement from the Town of Brattleboro
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From:Brian Monaghan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent:Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:51 PM
To:Peter Elwell <email@example.com>
For distribution as appropriate:
As attorney for the Town of Brattleboro, I’d like to clarify and provide context for my use of “thin skinned” in the Town’s Motion to Dismiss in the Witherbee v. Town of Brattleboro, et al. matter, as reported in the Brattleboro Reformer today. That term appeared in the Motion only because it is a direct quotation from applicable case law. The Town intends to rely on the court process to provide a full airing and fair determination in this matter. The Town denies that it has discriminated against the Plaintiff in any way, but we have no intention of using demeaning language or gratuitous personal attacks in presenting the Town’s defense.
Brian P. Monaghan, Esq.
Monaghan Safar Ducham PLLC
156 Battery Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
92 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, Vermont 05478-1728