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Civil lawsuit dismissed against former Dungarvin employee


BARABOO (WKOW) -- The civil lawsuit against a man who contacted authorities and the media about a home in Baraboo holding a violent and mentally ill convict has been dismissed, according to online court records.

John Herrera is a former Dungarvin employee. Herrera says the company sued him in July for breach of contract and invasion of privacy. "I feel exonerated and I have said from the start that this lawsuit was more about retaliation for speaking out on safety concerns than me violating privacy and confidentiality laws. If I broke privacy or confidentiality laws I feel I would have been criminally charged by the State or Federal Government, not sued in a civil case," Herrera tells 27 News in an email statement.

Baraboo Police voiced concerns about the home over the summer. Lt. Rob Sinden said at least 10 employees, charged with caring for the man, had been attacked.


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