Cape Elizabeth Collective Bargaining Agreement
A spokesman for the Maine ACLU said the organization could say no more about the deal than what was in the request. The lawyer in the case also said it was not possible to speak to the plaintiffs on Thursday. The remedy never demanded financial or punitive damages and the settlement agreement described in the application does not contain any payment. The judges sided with Mansmann twice, once in the Federal Court in Portland and again in the Boston Court of Appeals. On both occasions, they decided that Mansmann would likely be successful in their complaint and prevented the school authority from imposing his suspension. The case had returned to the first instance when the parties reached the settlement agreement. In March 1980, the General Court delivered a judgment ordering the suspension of the arbitration proceedings on the ground that the contested provision was applicable in the collective agreement and could not be interpreted as excluding from arbitration the dismissal of a teacher under Article 473(4). .