Starkey Settles with 2 Former Employees who Filed Wrongful Termination Suits

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July 20, 2017 10:49 AM

Two former executives who sued a Twin Cities hearing aid company for wrongful termination have settled with the firm for an undisclosed amount, according to court records.

Terms of the agreements between Starkey Laboratories and former vice president Keith Guggenberger and a former employee, Julie Miller, were not made public. 

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Starkey spokesperson Jon Austin said the matters have been settled to the company's satisfaction, but wouldn't provide further detail or comment. 

RELATED: Starkey Labs Asks Court to Dismiss Wrongful Firing Lawsuit

Guggenberger and Miller were two of the six high-level employees fired in 2015 in what they claimed was a retaliatory move by the CEO, whose grandson was not promoted. 

The embattled hearing aid company has since seen five executives charged with stealing more than $20 million from Starkey. The five, including former Starkey President Jerome Ruzicka and former Chief Financial Officer Scott Nelson, have a trial scheduled to start Monday.

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