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Del Mar hit with multi-million dollar wrongful termination claims

Del Mar hit with multi-million dollar wrongful termination claims

The two longtime Del Mar employees fired for alleged financial wrongdoings have fired back with wrongful termination claims against the city, one seeking $5 million in damages and the other an unspecified amount.

Pat Vergne — the city’s beloved chief lifeguard and director of Community Services — and Liza Rogers, a staffer in his department, were terminated three months ago after a fiercely disputed four-month investigation unearthed a range of practices that allegedly cost the city more than $200,000 between 2015 and 2017.

Vergne’s claim for damages, filed...

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