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File #: 17-1266    Version: 1 Name: Diego F. Navas, Esq. - Professional Services Contract
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/23/2017 In control: Law
On agenda: 8/2/2017 Final action: 8/2/2017
Title: Dept/ Agency: Law Department Action: (X) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Professional Services Contract Purpose: Litigation Defense Counsel Entity Name: Diego F. Navas, Esq. Entity Address: 481 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07107 Contract Amount: Amount not to exceed $17,500.00 Funding Source: 2017 Budget/ Law Department Contract Period: January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor (X) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS ( ) Fair & Open (X) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ ( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a Additional Information: Chunkoo v. City of Newark, et al., Docket No. ESX-L-3751-12
Sponsors: John Sharpe James, Eddie Osborne
Attachments: 1. 17-1266 certified resolution.pdf
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Dept/ Agency: Law Department
Action: (X) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Type of Service: Professional Services Contract
Purpose: Litigation Defense Counsel
Entity Name: Diego F. Navas, Esq.
Entity Address: 481 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07107
Contract Amount: Amount not to exceed $17,500.00
Funding Source: 2017 Budget/ Law Department
Contract Period: January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017
Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor (X) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS
( ) Fair & Open (X) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ
( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a
Additional Information:
Chunkoo v. City of Newark, et al., Docket No. ESX-L-3751-12
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WHEREAS, the City of Newark is involved in ongoing legal matters and therefore has a need to acquire legal services; and

WHEREAS, legal services are professional services, exempt from the requirement for public bidding, pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i); and

WHEREAS, Diego F. Navas, Esq., Attorney at Law, 481 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07107, was handling one (1) litigation matter which went to trial on April 21, 2016. At the time of trial, plaintiff's complaint was dismissed against the City of Newark and the individual defendant officers, including Mr. Navas' client. The case proceeded against the remaining co-defendants. The case recently settled against those co-defendants and the Plaintiff filed an appeal to the Appellate Division regarding the dismissal of the complaint against the City of Newark and the individual defendant officers; and

WHEREAS, the Law Department had a contract with Diego F. Navas, Esq. for Litigation Defense Services for 2016, but does not have a contract with his office for 2017; and

WHEREAS, this matter has been in litigation for several years, and Mr. Navas was involved at t...

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