Longtime municipal prosecuting attorney Don High filed suit against the city of Wylie in May alleging age and race discrimination, and retaliation in connection with an allegation that his work duties were reduced after he was admonished about his handling of a court case.
The action was filed in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division. Also listed as defendants are Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd and Hullett (ARBH) law firm, attorney Robert M. Abernathy, Court Administrator Lisa Davis and City Manager Mindy Manson.
High was appointed by Abernathy as city prosecutor in 1995 and has been a city employee since, with little communication with ARBH, which serves as the city’s attorney, the lawsuit said.
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