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File #: 200101    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/27/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution authorizing settlement of claims in the lawsuits entitled CP-South Howell LLC et al. v. City of Milwaukee.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Impact Statement.pdf, 2. CPSH - City Attorney Letter.pdf
Number
200101

Version
ORIGINAL

Reference

Sponsor
THE CHAIR

Title
Resolution authorizing settlement of claims in the lawsuits entitled CP-South Howell LLC et al. v. City of Milwaukee.

Analysis
This resolution authorizes settlement of claims raised by Plaintiffs, CP-South Howell LLC et al., in the lawsuits entitled CP-South Howell LLC et al. v. City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Case Nos. 2017CV2152 and 2019CV4218, for the total amount of $507,000.

Body
Whereas, Plaintiffs filed two lawsuits against the City entitled CP-South Howell LLC et al. v. City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Case Nos. 2017CV2152 and 2019CV4218, for the partial refund of property tax assessments previously paid, on the basis that their 2016-2019 property tax assessments were excessive and violated Article VIII, section I of the Wisconsin Constitution (“Uniformity Clause”); and

Whereas, Plaintiffs have agreed to settle the claims raised in the above-referenced lawsuits for the total amount of $507,000; and

Whereas, the City Attorney recommends that the City of Milwaukee settle these lawsuits now; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, the City Attorney is authorized to enter into a settlement agreement between the City of Milwaukee and the Plaintiffs referred to herein and to execute and approve all documents and take all action necessary to carry out the terms and conditions of said agreement; and be it

Further Resolved, that in compliance with the City Attorney’s direction, the proper City officers be and hereby are authorized and directed to issue a City check, as soon as practicable in full and final settlement of the claims as outlined in the above-referenced lawsuit, to be charged to the 2020 Remission of Taxes Special Purpose Account No. 0001-9990-S163-006300, in the sum of $507,000 and made payable to Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Client Trust Account, which is located at 790 N. Water Street, Suite 2500, Milwaukee, WI 53202,...

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