Sacto 9-1-1
June 12, 2013
Lawsuit against Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District settled after two days of trial

By Denny Walsh
dwalsh@sacbee.com

Just before the third day of trial was to commence Wednesday, opposing attorneys announced to a federal judge that they have settled a fire captain's civil rights lawsuit against the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

After the eight jurors listened on Monday and Tuesday to a total of approximately six hours of testimony by Capt. Mark Thomsen, and then, just before they went home Tuesday, heard a recording of a graphic interview of a woman at the center of a sex scandal in the district, the attorneys told U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller they have worked out a resolution.

Mueller ordered the attorneys to finalize the agreement within seven days and file final papers within 15 days.

Metro Fire spokeswoman Michelle Eidam said Thomsen will receive nothing in the way of monetary compensation. She said the district agreed to waive the costs incurred in defending the suit, but it would not be entitled to costs anyway unless it prevailed at trial.

Thomsen's lead counsel had no comment.

Call The Bee's Denny Walsh, (916) 321-1189.

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