Former HR Director wins lawsuit against city, awarded more than $1 million in damages

Former HR Director wins lawsuit against city, awarded more than $1 million in damages

Former HR Director wins lawsuit against city, awarded more than $1 million in damages

Former City of Edmonds Human Resources Director Debi Humann was greeted by hugs and smiles from family outside the downtown Seattle federal courtroom Friday afternoon after a 10-person jury unanimously awarded her more than $1 million in her civil suit against the City of Edmonds and former Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper.

“It’s been three long difficult years for my family, for me and for the law firm,” a tearful Humann said. “I’m just glad it’s over and I’m really hoping that this clears my name, which is what I wanted.”

Humann’s boyfriend of five years, Bob Uptagrafft, and her daughter Jen, were all smiles after the verdict, and gave Humann large hugs after she left the courtroom.

“Now we can get our lives back,” Uptagrafft said, adding that relationships between Humann and City of Edmonds employees had been frozen during the past three years since she was fired and legal actions were underway.


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