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File #: 16-0797    Version: 1 Name: Civil Litigation Settlement: George Ramirez
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/6/2016 In control: Law
On agenda: 6/15/2016 Final action: 6/15/2016
Title: Dept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Settlement of Civil Litigation Docket No.: 2:11-cv-1150 (SDW) Claimant: George Ramirez Claimant's Attorney: Christopher Balioni, Esq. Attorney's Address: Hanlon, Niemann & Wright, 3499 Route 9 North, Suite 1F, Freehold, New Jersey 07728 Settlement Amount: $40,000.00 Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund Additional Comments: Invitation: Corporation Counsel, June 14, 2016.
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
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Dept/ Agency: Law
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Purpose: Settlement of Civil Litigation
Docket No.: 2:11-cv-1150 (SDW)
Claimant: George Ramirez
Claimant's Attorney: Christopher Balioni, Esq.
Attorney's Address: Hanlon, Niemann & Wright, 3499 Route 9 North, Suite 1F, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Settlement Amount: $40,000.00
Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund
Additional Comments:
Invitation: Corporation Counsel, June 14, 2016.
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WHEREAS, Plaintiff, George Ramirez, instituted a suit in the District Court of New Jersey, captioned Ramirez and Ruiz v. City of Newark, Docket No. 2:11-cv-1150 (SDW), in which the plaintiff sought recovery for damages allegedly sustained on June 3, 2009, as a result of the alleged actions of City of Newark agents; and

WHEREAS, a settlement proposal has been made to resolve this litigation in its entirety by payment in the total amount of Forty Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($40,000.00) ("Settlement Sum"); and

WHEREAS, the Corporation Counsel based upon all facts and circumstances presented, deems it in the best interest of the City of Newark to resolve said matter by payment of the proposed Settlement Sum.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

1. The Corporation Counsel is hereby authorized on behalf of the City of Newark to execute and accept the terms of the Settlement Agreement and Release, Attached hereto.

2. Upon receipt by the Corporation Counsel of all documents deemed necessary, the Director of Finance is hereby authorized and directed to issue payment in the amount of $40,000.00 (Forty Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents), which payment will be made jointly payable to "George Ramirez and Hanlon, Niemann & Wright," and which payment will be mailed to Christopher Balioni, Esq., Hanlon, Niemann & Wright, 3499 Route 9 North, Suite 1F, Freehold, New Jersey 07728. ...

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