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  • JPR-SOU- Ron Kramer lawsuit plods along

  • On Jan. 31, Ron Kramer filed a lawsuit at Southern Oregon University for Jefferson Public Radio stuff and his termination. Anything new on that?
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  • On Jan. 31, Ron Kramer filed a lawsuit at Southern Oregon University for Jefferson Public Radio stuff and his termination. Anything new on that?
    — Stevie R., Medford
    Depends upon your definition of "new," Stevie. And also upon your proclivity for deciphering legal jargon. SOU attorney's recently filed the following motion: "Defendants request that the court postpone ruling on Defendants' Discovery Motion for Order Establishing Protocol for Computer Forensic Analysis of Mirror Images of Plaintiff's Computer Hard Drives and for Certain Costs (Dkt. 29) until after plaintiff's deposition has been completed. It is scheduled for September 12, 2013 ... blabblity-bla-bla-bla.
    Clear as mud, right?
    Let's review what we know. Kramer was terminated as executive director of JPR and the JPR Foundation on June 30, 2012, after the university system determined it was a conflict for him to hold both positions.
    The ousted executive director filed suit and alleges SOU and the Oregon University System engaged in blacklisting and civil rights violations against him.
    Kramer, who ran JPR for 37 years, specifically accuses SOU President Mary Cullinan and George Pernsteiner, former chancellor of the Oregon University System, with violating his rights in the manner in which they terminated his employment contract. The lawsuit seeks $1,375,000 in damages.
    The lawsuit maintains Kramer's dual roles were part of a contractual obligation related to his employment with the university that had been previously approved by the university system, SOU and the chancellor's office.
    In August, 2013, the defendants' attorneys filed a motion to dismiss Kramer's claims against them. This came after Kramer's attorney's filed objections to requests that he provide the above-mentioned computer information, citing expense and time constraints.
    Bottom line, the case continues.
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