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File #: 2139-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/31/2021 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to modify an existing contract for special legal counsel services 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 expenditure of $110,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($110,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Expenditure Template - Crabbe Brown James Modification #2.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 14, 2019, 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. On September 14, 2020, Council passed Ordinance No. 1948-2020 authorizing the City Attorney to enter into a Modification of Special Counsel Agreement (“1st Modification”) to allow for the expenditure of an additional $110,000. The 1st Modification was executed on October 28, 2020. It is now necessary to modify the contract once again 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. The total amount of the contract, as modified, is $240,000.00.

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 services 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 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 Co...

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