Plaintiff Rochelle D. Collins ("Plaintiff") is a Wayne County, Michigan resident,and a former Executive Assistant to the Mayor for the City of Detroit. Plaintiff Oreese Collins,Jr. ("Plaintiff Oreese Collins") is a Wayne County, Michigan resident and husband of RochelleD. Collins.2.
Defendant City of Detroit is a municipal corporation organized and existing underthe laws of the State of Michigan, and located in Wayne County, Michigan.3.
Defendant Mayor Dave Bing ("Defendant Bing") is a Wayne County, Michiganresident and is Mayor and an agent of the City of Detroit. Defendant Karen Dumas ("DefendantDumas") is a Wayne County, Michigan resident and currently holds the title of Chief Communications Officer for Mayor Dave Bing and the City of Detroit and is an agent of the Cityof Detroit.4.
All the events in controversy occurred in Wayne County, Michigan; and theamount in controversy exceeds $25,000.00, exclusive of interest, costs and attorney fees.5.
Plaintiff Collins has been employed with the City of Detroit for 21 years, servingin various capacities including an Administrative Assistant, Senior Development Specialist, andAssociate Development Specialist. Plaintiff Collins holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree fromthe University of Michigan in Business Administration, and a Master’s Degree inManagement/Marketing from University of Phoenix.6.
In June 2009 Plaintiff accepted a position as Executive Assistant to the Mayor II,and at times pertinent hereto held an external title of Governmental Affairs Liaison with a directreporting relationship to the Group Executive for Corporate and Civic Affairs for the City of