Judge Dismisses Mark Saladino’s Suit Against L.A. County

An L.A. County superior court judge has tossed out the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former L.A. County Counsel Mark Saladino in 2016.

Saladino, who had previously worked as treasurer and tax collector for the county, alleged he was fired for reporting illegal activity on the part of L.A.'s Board of Supervisors. He also accused the county of violating the state’s open meetings laws.

Judge Joanne O'Donnell ruled there was no evidence to support either claim.

"We always thought this lawsuit was sour grapes and appreciate the court's decision,” said Skip Miller, who represented the Board of Supervisors in the case.

Saladino, who is still employed by the county in another position, said he was surprised and disappointed by the judge’s decision.


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