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File #: 2633-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/12/2020 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to enter into a contract for special legal counsel with Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor LLC, for the case of DaSilva v. Columbus, et al, 2:19-cv-05282, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; to authorize a transfer of appropriation within, and an expenditure, of $40,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($40,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 2633-2020 DaSilva v Columbus
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The case of DaSilva v. Columbus, et al, 2:19-cv-05282, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, was filed on November 27, 2019 naming as defendants the City of Columbus as well as employees of the City Attorney’s Office. The City filed a motion to dismiss resulting in the dismissal from the lawsuit of the individual City employees but allowing the claims against the City itself to proceed. It is now anticipated that employees of the City Attorney’s Office will be called as fact witnesses in this case. Therefore, in accordance with the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, outside counsel must be retained to represent the City.

FISCAL IMPACT: This contract will be funded by the City Attorney’s Office. The amount of this contract is not to exceed $40,000.00.

COMPANY: Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor LLC, Vendor No.: 008625, FID: 46-2505333
2 Miranova Pl., Ste 700, Columbus, OH 43215


Title

To authorize the City Attorney to enter into a contract for special legal counsel with Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor LLC, for the case of DaSilva v. Columbus, et al, 2:19-cv-05282, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; to authorize a transfer of appropriation within, and an expenditure, of $40,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($40,000.00)


Body

WHEREAS, the case of DaSilva v. Columbus, et al, 2:19-cv-05282, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, was filed on November 27, 2019 naming as defendants the City of Columbus as well as employees of the City Attorney’s Office; and

WHEREAS, the City filed a motion to dismiss resulting in the dismissal from the lawsuit of the individual City employees but allowing the claims against the City itself to proceed; and

WHEREAS, it is now anticipated that employees of the City Attorney’s Office will be called as fact witness...

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