Gladney v. City of WilmingtonAnnotate this Case
This action involved a challenge to the termination of plaintiff's employment with the city. Plaintiff sought a declaratory judgment, permanent injunctive relief, and compensatory damages, claiming that the city wrongfully terminated her employment based on her alleged failure to comply with the city's residency requirement. The court found that the relief sought by plaintiff fell outside the limited jurisdiction of the court where plaintiff failed to state a colorable claim for equitable relief and that the true substance of the relief she sought was a writ of certiorari. Therefore, the court dismissed plaintiff's claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.