The Vista Village Business Association has agreed to pay $30,000 plus legal fees to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit filed last February by former Executive Director Julie Corpora. Corpora filed the lawsuit against the VVBA and Cliff Kaiser who was president of the organization at that time. The suit claimed the organization did not supervise Kaiser and that he discriminated against her based on her gender. Kaiser ran an unsuccessful bid for Vista City Council in 2012.
Under the terms of the agreement, the VVBA and Kaiser did not admit any wrongdoing. Another lawsuit naming Kaiser was dismissed. The settlement will be paid by the City’s insurance. Kaiser resigned as president in December but continues to serve on the board of directors. .