- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - The city of Port Angeles is seeking a new trial after a jury awarded $1.5 million in damages to a former finance director in her sex discrimination case against the city.

The Peninsula Daily News says (https://goo.gl/RazfpZ ) a Clallam County Superior Court jury this month found Yvonne Ziomkowski was subjected to harassment because of her gender and that gender was a motivating factor when the city manager fired her in 2012 for violating city policy.

The city is asking a judge for a new trial or for the award to be reconsidered, aruging the jury acted on passion or prejudice and not evidence.

City Attorney Bill Bloor said Tuesday the Washington Cities Insurance Authority, a municipal risk pool, made the decision to seek a new trial and the city did not object.

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Information from: Peninsula Daily News, https://www.peninsuladailynews.com

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