Maketa dismissed from Black Forest lawsuit

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Maketa has been dropped as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by the former chief of the Black Forest Fire Protection District.
  • Maketa has been dropped as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by the former chief of the Black Forest Fire Protection District.
Without explanation, Bob Harvey has dismissed former Sheriff Terry Maketa from his lawsuit filed earlier this year.

Harvey is the former fire chief of the Black Forest Fire Protection District. He sued the district board, Maketa and "John/Jane Doe 1-20" alleging he was wrongfully terminated and that Maketa interfered with his employment relationship by maligning his handling of the 2013 Black Forest Fire.

The filing, last Thursday, shows only that Maketa has been dismissed from the case. He's represented by high-profile defense attorney Pamela Mackey, who represented Kobe Bryant in a sexual assault case starting in 2003 and more recently Ray Marshall, the developer of the U.S. Olympic Committee's headquarters building who was charged in connection with local real estate deals. Marshall was acquitted. The charges were dropped against Bryant after his accuser refused to testify.

Harvey's attorney, John Scorsine of Colorado Springs, says he can't discuss the dismissal. The dismissal was without prejudice, meaning Harvey could reinstate Maketa later.

 

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