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Fired employee sues Eugene minor league team

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A fired employee is suing the Eugene Emeralds over her dismissal that she says occurred after she blew the whistle on liquor violations at the minor league team's games.

The Register-Guard reports the Emeralds, team General Manager Allan Benavides and the team's owner Elmore Sports Group are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Former food and beverage manager Nichole Ochs said in her lawsuit that she saw Elmore clients violate liquor laws, serve themselves alcohol and bring their own into the park.

The lawsuit says Benavides yelled and cursed at Ochs when she brought up the incidents.

Ochs said Elmore officials fired her in December.

Calls and emails for comment were not immediately returned by an Emeralds spokeswoman.

The lawsuit seeks $75,000 in damages.

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