Former Ed. Board members agree to dismiss Fernandez lawsuit

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According to court documents, defendants Rosie Tainatongo and Jose Cruz along with plaintiff Superintendent Jon Fernandez have filed for a stipulation for dismissal.

Guam – After nearly a year of legal battle, the last two defendants in the $7 million lawsuit against the Guam Board of Education have agreed to a dismissal.

According to court documents, defendants Rosie Tainatongo and Jose Cruz along with plaintiff Superintendent Jon Fernandez have filed for a stipulation for dismissal.

The document notes that both parties have “resolved the matter among themselves, and now hereby stipulate to dismiss plaintiff’s claims against them with prejudice.”

Last fall, Fernandez filed the lawsuit against the Guam Education Board after a controversial termination.

Fernandez sued the board and the individual GEB members for $1 million each for a grand total of $7 million. Upon the superintendent’s return to the Department of Education, the board agreed to pay for Fernandez’s attorney’s fees not to exceed $60K.