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File #: 190341    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/29/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/4/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution to authorize the City Attorney to serve and file an offer of judgment in the amount of $400,000 in the case of Sterling D. Brown v. City of Milwaukee, et al., Case No. 18-C-0922
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Attachments: 1. City Attorney Letter, 2. Fiscal Impact Statement
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
9/4/20190 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/4/20190 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Apearing: City Attorney Grant Langley Deputy CIty Atty. Jan Smokowicz Naomi
Pass4:1 Action details Meeting details Video Video
9/4/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass12:2 Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/29/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

190341

Version

ORIGINAL

Reference

 

Sponsor

THE CHAIR

Title

Resolution to authorize the City Attorney to serve and file an offer of judgment in the amount of $400,000 in the case of Sterling D. Brown v. City of Milwaukee, et al., Case No. 18-C-0922

Analysis

This Resolution authorizes the City Attorney to serve and file an offer of judgment in the amount of $400,000 in the case of Sterling D. Brown v. City of Milwaukee, et al., Case No. 18-C-0922

 Body

Whereas, Sterling Brown has filed a lawsuit seeking an unspecified amount of damages arising from the conduct by Milwaukee police officers during an incident that occurred on January 26, 2018 in a pharmacy parking lot in the city of Milwaukee;

 

Whereas, prompt resolution of this lawsuit can result in the avoidance of attorneys’ fees and costs spent unnecessarily in the litigation of the matter,

 

Whereas, the plaintiff, Sterling Brown, through his attorneys and the City of Milwaukee, through the City Attorney, have been unable to reach an agreement that would resolve the lawsuit brought by Sterling Brown,

 

Whereas, The City Attorney recommends and the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee deems it most appropriate to submit an Offer of Judgment to the plaintiff, Sterling Brown, to bring this litigation to an end; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee that the City Attorney be and is hereby authorized to submit pursuant to Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure an Offer of Judgment in the amount of $400,000 to pay for all damages, attorneys’ fees and costs in the case of Sterling D. Brown v. City of Milwaukee, et al., Case No. 18-C-0922

Requestor

City Attorney

Drafter

JAS

May 29, 2019

 

1032-2018-1356/256577