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File #: 161352    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/18/2017 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/7/2017
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution authorizing settlement of claims in the lawsuit entitled Iema Lemons v. City of Milwaukee, et al, for the total amount of $2,500,000.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: SUITS SETTLEMENT
Attachments: 1. City Attorney Letter, 2. Fiscal Impact Statement
Number
161352
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference

Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title
Resolution authorizing settlement of claims in the lawsuit entitled Iema Lemons v. City of Milwaukee, et al, for the total amount of $2,500,000.
Analysis
This resolution authorizes settlement of claims raised by the plaintiff, Iema Lemons, in the lawsuit entitled Iema Lemons v. City of Milwaukee, et al., Case No. 13-CV-331, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin for the total amount of $2,500,000.
Body
Whereas, Plaintiff Iema Lemons filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee and certain employees of the City of Milwaukee, Case No. 13-CV-331; and

Whereas, Iema Lemons and the City of Milwaukee have entered into an agreement to settle the claims raised by her in the above-referenced lawsuit for the total amount of $2,500,000; and

Whereas, The City Attorney recommends that the City of Milwaukee settle this lawsuit; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee that the proper City officers be and hereby are authorized and directed to issue a City check in the amount of $2,500,000 payable to the order of the Lovey & Lovey trust account on behalf of Iema Lemons, as soon as practicable, in full and final settlement of this lawsuit, to be charged to the Damages and Claims Fund, Account No. 0001-1490-S118-006300; and be it

Further Resolved, That the funding of the settlement amount will be authorized by a resolution contemporaneously approved by the Common Council, and that the proper City officers are authorized to make the necessary transfers to the appropriate accounts or funds to dispense the settlement amount; and, be it

Further Resolved, That for and in consideration of the above-referenced payment, Ms. Lemons will provide to the City a release as approved by the City Attorney of any and all claims arising out of or in any way related to the subject incident, and a stipulation and proposed order to dis...

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