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File #: 1948-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2020 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to modify an existing contract for special legal counsel with Crabbe, Brown & James LLP, for the case of Icon Entertainment, et al. v. Rosser, et al., Case No. 2:20-cv-00101, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; to authorize the transfer of $110,000.00 within the General Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $110,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($110,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 1948-2020 Legislation Template.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The case of Icon Entertainment, et al. v. Rosser, et al., Case No. 2:20-cv-00101, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, was filed on January 7, 2020, and names two individual Columbus Police Officers and the City of Columbus. Due to a potential conflict of interest, it was necessary for the City Attorney’s office to retain outside counsel to represent the individual officers. The City Attorney’s office entered into a special legal counsel contract with Crabbe, Brown & James LLP on February 27, 2020. It is now necessary to modify that contract in order to continue to provide the statutorily required representation.


FISCAL IMPACT: This contract modification will be funded by the Department of Public Safety. The amount of this contract modification is $110,000.00.

COMPANY: Crabbe, Brown & James LLP, Vendor No.: 004294, FID: 31-0787394
500 S Front St, Ste 1200, Columbus, OH 43215


Title

To authorize the City Attorney to modify an existing contract for special legal counsel with Crabbe, Brown & James LLP, for the case of Icon Entertainment, et al. v. Rosser, et al., Case No. 2:20-cv-00101, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; to authorize the transfer of $110,000.00 within the General Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $110,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($110,000.00)



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WHEREAS, due to a conflict of interest, the City Attorney has a need for special legal services with regard to the case of Icon Entertainment, et al. v. Rosser, et al., Case No. 2:20-cv-00101, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; and

WHEREAS, the City Attorney and Crabbe, Brown & James LLP entered into a special counsel contract on February 27, 2020 to provide special legal services on behalf of the City Attorney and the Department of Public Safety with regard to matters pertaining to ...

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