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File #: 0643-2010    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/21/2010 In control: Safety Committee
On agenda: 5/17/2010 Final action: 5/20/2010
Title: To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle Willett v. Haley, FCCCP Case No. 09-CVC-07-11126, to authorize the expenditure of the sum of Forty-Five Thousand Dollars ($45,000.00) from the General Fund in settlement of this civil action, and to declare an emergency. ($45,000.00)
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting Details
5/20/20101 CITY CLERK Attest  Action details Meeting details
5/19/20101 MAYOR Signed  Action details Meeting details
5/17/20101 Columbus City Council ApprovedPass Action details Meeting details
5/17/20101 COUNCIL PRESIDENT Signed  Action details Meeting details
5/3/20101 Atty Drafter Sent to Clerk's Office for Council  Action details Meeting details
4/30/20101 Auditor Reviewer Reviewed and Approved  Action details Meeting details
4/30/20101 Atty Drafter Sent for Approval  Action details Meeting details
4/30/20101 CITY ATTORNEY Reviewed and Approved  Action details Meeting details
4/29/20101 Atty Drafter Sent for Approval  Action details Meeting details
4/28/20101 SAFETY DIRECTOR Reviewed and Approved  Action details Meeting details
4/28/20101 Finance Reviewer Reviewed and Approved  Action details Meeting details
4/28/20101 Finance Reviewer Reviewed and Approved  Action details Meeting details
4/28/20101 FINANCE DIRECTOR Reviewed and Approved  Action details Meeting details
4/28/20101 Safety Reviewer Reviewed and Approved  Action details Meeting details
4/27/20101 Atty Drafter Sent for Approval  Action details Meeting details
4/23/20101 Safety Reviewer Reviewed and Approved  Action details Meeting details
4/22/20101 Finance Reviewer Sent for Approval  Action details Meeting details
4/21/20101 Atty Drafter Sent for Approval  Action details Meeting details
Explanation
To authorize the City Attorney to settle a lawsuit filed in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, against the City of Columbus from an accident that occurred on August 6, 2007. The case of Willett v Haley, FCCCP Case No. 09-CVC-07-11126, has been settled by the City Attorney for $45,000.00.
Emergency designation is requested in order to disburse funds and settle the lawsuit as quickly as possible.
Fiscal Impact: Two Hundred and Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($225,000) were originally budgeted in the Division of Police's 2010 budget for the payment of judgements, claims and settlements. The current balance of approximately $201,000.00 is enough to pay this claim.
Title
To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle Willett v. Haley, FCCCP Case No. 09-CVC-07-11126, to authorize the expenditure of the sum of Forty-Five Thousand Dollars ($45,000.00) from the General Fund in settlement of this civil action, and to declare an emergency. ($45,000.00)

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WHEREAS, on July 24, 2009, Craig N. Willett filed a lawsuit in the Court of Common Please for Franklin County, Ohio, against the City of Columbus arising out of an accident occurring on August 6, 2007;
WHEREAS, on August 6, 2007, Sergeant Aimee Haley of the Columbus Division of Police, while driving a police cruiser on non-emergency patrol, accidentally struck Craig N. Willett while Craig N. Willett was crossing Neil Avenue on foot at its intersection with Nationwide Boulevard;
WHEREAS, Craig N. Willett incurred medical bills amounting to $10,132.56 as a result of the August 6, 2007 accident;
WHEREAS, Craig N. Willett incurred lost wages amounting to $1,024.29 as a result of the August 6, 2007 accident;
WHEREAS, Craig N. Willett claims to have suffered the permanent loss of his sense of smell as a result of the August 6, 2007 accident;
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City of Columbus to settle this civil action in the total amount of Forty-Five Thousand Dollars ($4...

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