“This is discriminatory on its face.” Former Glens Falls assessor’s lawsuit reinstated.

The former Glens Falls city assessor who sued after she was fired in 2016 for misconduct has had her lawsuit reinstated after a state appeals court ruled in her favor on Thursday.

Those prosecutions occurred after city leaders learned in 2012 that Stack had been convicted of felony burglary in Florida in 1998. The Common Council fired her after City Clerk Robert Curtis, serving as a hearing officer, recommended her termination. Stack also filed a federal lawsuit over her firing, which was dismissed last year. That was not appealed. 

Stack’s lawyer, Sarah Burger of Saratoga Springs, said she has been awaiting the court ruling to determine how to move forward with the case. The city of Glens Falls could appeal, but a call to the lawyer who represented the city, David Posner of Poughkeepsie, was not returned Thursday. Burger said she did not see any issues of law that would result in an additional appeal, and she expected the case to be re-litigated in Supreme Court.

from “Former Glens Falls assessor’s lawsuit reinstated”, Don Lehman, The Post Star. Originally posted 2/21/2019.