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Golf pros vs. city civil trial begins

The civil case against the City of Madison brought by four city golf pros that were fired from their jobs in 2012 has begun.

The golf pros, Tom Benson (Odana Hills), Mark Rechlicz (Yahara Hills), Rob Muranyi (Monona), and Bill Scheer (Glenway) are seeking $2.3 million in lost income, saying they were wrongly terminated and that city officials, including the mayor and City Council, were lied to by Kevin Briski, the former superintendent of the Madison Parks Division, according to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal. Briski resigned in 2014.

The case went all the way to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which overturned a lower court ruling and allowed the pros to pursue their case. Now the city is forced to prove there was good cause for the firings.

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