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File #: 19-1555    Version: 1 Name: Taylor - Civil Settlement
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/29/2019 In control: Law
On agenda: 12/4/2019 Final action: 12/18/2019
Title: Dept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Settlement of Civil Litigation Docket No.: ESX-L-6381-15 Claimant: Derrick Taylor Claimant's Attorney: Luretha M. Stribling, Esq. Attorney's Address: 133 Westfield Avenue, Suite 4, Clark, New Jersey 07066 Settlement Amount: $50,000.00 Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund Additional Comments: Deferred 7R6-a 120419
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Attachments: 1. 19-1555 certified resolution.pdf
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Dept/ Agency: Law
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Purpose: Settlement of Civil Litigation
Docket No.: ESX-L-6381-15
Claimant: Derrick Taylor
Claimant's Attorney: Luretha M. Stribling, Esq.
Attorney's Address: 133 Westfield Avenue, Suite 4, Clark, New Jersey 07066
Settlement Amount: $50,000.00
Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund
Additional Comments:
Deferred 7R6-a 120419
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WHEREAS, Plaintiff instituted a suit in the Law Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, captioned, Derrick Taylor v. City of Newark et al. v. Anwar Jackson, DOCKET NO. ESX-L-6381-15, in which he sought recovery of damages for personal injury, as a result of the alleged actions or inactions of City of Newark employees; and

WHEREAS, a proposal has been made to resolve this litigation in its entirety by execution of the Settlement Agreement and General Release and payment in the total amount of $50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents) ("Settlement Sum"); and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE 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 $50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents), which payment will be made jointly to "Derrick Taylor and the Law Office of Luretha M. Stribling, LLC" and which payment will be mailed to Luretha M. Stribling, Esq., 133 Westfield Avenue, Suite 4, Clark, New Jersey 07066.

3. Annexed hereto is th...

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