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File #: 2338-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2021 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2021 Final action: 9/23/2021
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to settle the case of Andrea Boxill v. James P. O’Grady, et al. pending before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division; to authorize the transfer of $210,000.00 between divisions within the general fund; and to authorize the expenditure of $210,000.00 from the general fund in payment of the settlement.
Attachments: 1. Boxill accounting codes
Explanation

Background
This ordinance is submitted to settle the lawsuit known as Andrea Boxill v. James P. O’Grady, et al. pending before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, Case No. 2:16-cv-126, in the amount of two hundred ten thousand dollars ($210,000.00). Ms. Boxill was employed by the Franklin County Municipal Court and Judge O’Grady was a judge serving on the Franklin County Municipal Court. Ms. Boxill filed a complaint alleging sexual harassment with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

Fiscal Impact
This legislation authorizes a transfer of funds within the general fund from the Department of Finance and Management to the Franklin County Municipal Court Judges, for the purpose of settling the Andrea Boxill v. James P. O’Grady, et al. lawsuit. Funding in the amount of $210,000.00 is budgeted and available within the 2021 General Fund Budget.

Title

To authorize the City Attorney to settle the case of Andrea Boxill v. James P. O’Grady, et al. pending before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division; to authorize the transfer of $210,000.00 between divisions within the general fund; and to authorize the expenditure of $210,000.00 from the general fund in payment of the settlement.

Body

WHEREAS, Andrea Boxill has presented claims against Judge James O’Grady arising out of her previous employment with the Franklin County Municipal Court (“FCMC”), as alleged in the civil action captioned Andrea Boxill v. James P. O’Grady et al., USDC, SD OH, Case No. 2:16-cv-126; and

WHEREAS, the Franklin County Municipal Court is located in the City and R.C. 1901.38 has been interpreted to require the City to provide Judges of the Court with insurance against liability arising from the duties of their office or employment, including liability on account of errors or omissions unknowingly made by them and for which they ...

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