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By Ken Stern 

Shelter Bay manager sued for libel by board member

 

November 9, 2022

When Rick Tanner ends his Shelter Bay general manager job, he is taking with him a libel lawsuit Shelter Bay Community board member Judy Kontos filed in Skagit County's small claims court Friday. Kontos, as an individual, is suing Tanner personally for the maximum $10,000 allowed in small claims court for statements he wrote in his Oct. 28 resignation letter. The case is filed in Skagit County District Court

Elected to the board in May, Kontos is not named, but Tanner wrote: "Some new members seem more interested in disruption than cooperation. They harassed some of the most dedicated Board...



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