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File #: 16-0793    Version: 1 Name: Pre-Litigation Settlement (Carmagnola & Ritardi)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/6/2016 In control: Law
On agenda: 7/7/2016 Final action: 7/7/2016
Title: Dept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Pre-Litigation Settlement of Civil Litigation Docket No.: N/A Claimant: Carmagnola & Ritardi, L.L.C. Claimant's Attorney: N/A Attorney's Address: 60 Washington Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960 Settlement Amount: $30,952.50 Funding Source: Insurance Fund Trust Additional Comments: Invitation: Corporation Counsel, July 6, 2016.
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Dept/ Agency: Law
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Purpose: Pre-Litigation Settlement of Civil Litigation
Docket No.: N/A
Claimant: Carmagnola & Ritardi, L.L.C.
Claimant's Attorney: N/A
Attorney's Address: 60 Washington Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Settlement Amount: $30,952.50
Funding Source: Insurance Fund Trust
Additional Comments:
Invitation: Corporation Counsel, July 6, 2016.
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WHEREAS, in 2010 the Law Department for the City of Newark awarded Carmagnola & Ritardi, L.L.C, 60 Washington Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960, a contract for professional legal services, Litigation Defense and Labor Matters; and

WHEREAS, Carmagnola & Ritardi has successfully defended and represented the City's interests in several labor and employment matters; and

WHEREAS, the then Corporation Counsel assigned Carmagnola & Ritardi to represent and defend the City's interests in Amina Maddox v. City of Newark, et. al., Civil Action No.: 2-10-cv-05025-KM-MCA in which plaintiff sought recovery and damages for, among other things, wrongful termination; and

WHEREAS, the Court issued its decision in September 2014, and the Firm successfully represented and defended the City's interests in the case; and

WHEREAS, the Firm alleges that there are outstanding invoices and legal fees stemming from its successful defense of the City and its employees on this matter; and

WHEREAS, a settlement proposal has been made to amicably resolve this matter in its entirety, without the need for litigation, by the payment of a total amount of Thirty Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty-Two Dollars and Fifty Cents ($30,952.50) ("Settlement Sum"); and

WHEREAS, the Corporation Counsel, based upon all facts and circumstances deems it is in the best interest of the City of Newark to resolve this matter, without the need for litigation, by the proposed Settleme...

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