The 56-year-old retiree, David Cerminara, claimed the city retaliated after he told KDKA-TV it was "stupid, and a waste of taxpayer money" when lines painted on a city street near the fire station in May were removed hours later when the street was repaved.
Cerminara's July 5 lawsuit contends the city public safety director disciplined him and withheld his accrued sick pay in retaliation. But the city says the $16,000 check was cut days before Cerminara filed the lawsuit and he just hadn't picked it up.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( http://bit.ly/Xse8U8) says attorneys for both sides have confirmed the settlement.
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com