“A federal appeals court has reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Lisa Calderón against Mayor Michael Hancock and other Denver officials, sending it back down to a lower court.
“Now Ms. Calderón can go in and prove that the city retaliated against a contractor who was providing an invaluable service to city residents because she dared to speak out against discrimination and injustice,” says Trish Bangert, the lawyer representing Calderón, a political foe of the mayor, in her lawsuit.
In April 2018, Calderón, the current chief of staff for Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca and a 2019 candidate for mayor of Denver, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court of Colorado against Hancock and other city officials, alleging that she’d lost a city contract because of gender discrimination and her criticism of the Hancock administration.”
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