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File #: 201404    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/9/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/2/2021
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution authorizing settlement of claims in the lawsuit entitled Mark Peterson v. City of Milwaukee, ERD Case No. CR201902375.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: SUITS SETTLEMENT
Attachments: 1. Peterson - letter to CC, 2. Peterson - Draft Fiscal Impact Statement, 3. Mark Peterson signed lettter to CC
Number
201404
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference

Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title
Resolution authorizing settlement of claims in the lawsuit entitled Mark Peterson v. City of Milwaukee, ERD Case No. CR201902375.

Analysis
This resolution authorizes a settlement payment in the lawsuit Mark Peterson v. City of Milwaukee, ERD Case No. CR201902375 in the amount of $15,000.00.

Body
Whereas, the plaintiff, Mark Peterson, filed a Wisconsin Equal Rights Division complaint against the City of Milwaukee seeking damages for alleged violations of the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act in relation to his non-selection for hire to a position to which he had received a conditional offer of employment in the Fire and Police Commission; and

Whereas, the complainant has agreed to settle his claims against the City of Milwaukee through a settlement agreement providing for payment of the total amount of $15,000.00; and

Whereas, the City Attorney recommends and the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee deems it expeditious and just to pay a settlement of the claims against it and its officers in this lawsuit; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee that the proper City officials be and are hereby authorized and directed to issue a City check in the amount of $15,000.00 payable to the order of Hawks Quindel, S.C. Trust Account, in full and final settlement of all monetary damages sought in this lawsuit, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, on receipt of a Release of Claims, approved as to form and execution by the City Attorney, said amount to be charged to the Damages and Claims Fund, Account No. 636505, Fund No. 0001, Organization No. 1490, Program No. 2632, Sub Class No. S118; 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 account...

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