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Litigation between Commerce and Mayor to continue

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COMMERCE - The Commerce City Council Tuesday night took no action concerning the city’s lawsuit against Mayor Quay Throgmorton and his wife, Paige.

The announcement came after a roughly 45 minute executive session.

The nearly yearlong lawsuit took a turn in December after the Throgmorton’s filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. The two sides had entered into mediation talks in the fall.

Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Richard Hill stated that Tuesday’s decision meant no change to the current litigation. Mayor Throgmorton abstained from the executive session. When reached by phone that evening he offered no comment regarding the council’s decision, saying only that his family is moving on with their bankruptcy filing.

The suit claims the Mayor and his wife failed to repay the city more than $50,000 in improvements made seven years ago to a development site dubbed the Rosemound Addition project. The Throgmorton's contend that a 2006 payment for more than $34,000 was all that they owed.