Settlement information regarding the slander lawsuit against John Dickert by William Bielefeldt was ordered today to be made public by Judge Gerald Ptacek and is public record. They appeared today in court to get a ruling, according to records online. It’s ordered that
Court notes that fact whether mayor was acting in official capacity never determined in underlying case. Opening statement by Atty Letteney. All attorney fees and costs of underlying case were paid for by the city. Final agreement does not reflect Dickert as mayor or reflect him signing it in that capacity. By the court finding that Dickert was speaking in capacity of mayor and in signing settlement agreement. (Source of knowledge) Settlement is public record and subject to disclosure. Atty Letteney to prepare Order under 5-day rule. Re release of documents, not to be released until process has run its course.