With deal in place, will San Diego mayor leave?

Aug 23, 2013 7:33 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mayor Bob Filner kept his low profile Thursday amid speculation he will resign as part of the sexual harassment settlement negotiated by his lawyers and city officials.

Meantime, the lawyer for the former Filner aide who sued the mayor said the deal doesn't resolve her lawsuit, a potential sticking point to approval by the City Council.

Details of the agreement struck Wednesday were kept private ahead of Friday's expected closed-door vote by the council on whether to accept the terms.

A person with knowledge of the negotiations said the main sticking points during the talks involved granting Filner indemnity in the lawsuit brought by his former communication's director, Irene McCormack Jackson, and paying his legal fees. The person was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke only on condition of anonymity.


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