A settlement has been agreed upon in the case of former Grand Island police chief Pete Kortum
versus the city of Grand Island.
The settlement comes after a year-long controversy over
pensions for Grand Island police officers hired before 1984.
According to state statute, pensions must be calculated with a gender
neutral annuity table. Kortum's pension used a
gender specific calculation.
Kortum and the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission had filed the
gender-bias lawsuit asking for $141,500, which included attorney fees.
At just over $140,000, the terms of the
settlement also include the city of Grand Island being released of any claims
of discrimination and any other claims regarding Kortum's employment with