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Judge sets date for oral arguments in Eckstein case
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MONROE - Dane County Circuit Court Judge Rhonda Lanford set August 13 to hear oral arguments in Green County Circuit Court, on a motion to intervene in a forfeiture case regarding allegations of open meeting violations in September 2013 by the City of Monroe Salary and Personnel Committee. Lanford was appointed to the case, after the law firm, Gunta and Reak of Wauwatosa, representing the city in the case, filed a request on May 7 for the substitution of Lafayette County Judge William D. Johnston. The motion to intervene as a party to the plaintiff comes from Monroe's former utilities director, Alan Eckstein, who was fired from his position during the course of a closed session of the Salary and Personnel Committee meeting Sept. 10, 2013.