Ex-Metro Airport Boss Files Suit Over Her Firing

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Ex-Detroit Metro Airport chief Turkia Mullin has sued the airport board over her firing.

Mullin filed the suit Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court and claims the Airport Authority violated Michigan’s open meetings act.

“The judge has the power to invalidate all the legal decisions that were made. And, of course, that would include the decision to terminate her emplolyment,” Mullin’s attorney, Ray Sterling, told WWJ Newsradio 950.

“So, they would have to redo it and redo it correctly, and that includes a public hearing, if anything,” he said.

An airport spokesman says it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

Mullin was fired Oct. 31 by a 5-2 vote after board members returned from a closed-door meeting.

A resolution calling for the firing pointed to a section in Mullin’s contract that dealt with dishonesty, theft, willful misconduct and breach of fiduciary duty.
She took the airport job after resigning in September as Wayne County’s economic development director. She got $200,000 in severance after leaving the county job, but later returned the money after coming under criticism.

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