Lawsuit against Robert C. Byrd Institute dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | May 16, 2012

HUNTINGTON – A lawsuit involving a Huntington couple suing the Robert C. Byrd Institute for wrongful termination of employment was dismissed with prejudice.

HUNTINGTON – A lawsuit involving a Huntington couple suing the Robert C. Byrd Institute for wrongful termination of employment was dismissed with prejudice.

The dismissal orders were filed on July 28, 2011, and stated that all matters "in difference and in controversy between the parties have been compromised, settled and agreed" and the parties' joint motion to dismiss the lawsuit was granted.

The lawsuit involved Gary Grindley and his wife, Susanne Johnson-Grindley. Gary Grindley had claimed that while working for RCBI, he was subjected to unprofessional conduct which caused him to suffer anxiety and seek medical treatment, according to the complaint filed June 24, 2010, in Cabell Circuit Court.

On June 13, 2011, mediation was held in the office of Campbell Woods wherein following the extended mediation and negotiations, all claims asserted were agreed fully compromised and settled, according to a Report of Mediator filed about the lawsuit.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

The Grindleys sought to dismiss the lawsuit and announced that they "no longer desired to continue with prosecution of their action" against RCBI and three RCBI employees who were over Gary Grindley during his employment, according to the dismissal order.

The Grindleys were represented by J. Patrick L. Stephens and Mark F. Underwood.

The case was assigned to Circuit Judge David M. Pancake.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 10-C-457

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