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File #: 22-1274    Version: 1 Name: Resolution: Settlement of Litigation - Estate of Jammie Najier Nelson a/k/a Jammie Najier Salaam
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/7/2022 In control: Law
On agenda: 11/2/2022 Final action: 11/2/2022
Title: Dept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Settlement of Civil Litigation Docket No.: 18-cv-14473 (EP-JBC) Claimant: Tanisha Rollins, Administrator Ad Prosequendum, on behalf of the Estate of Jammie Najier Nelson a/k/a Jammie Najier Salaam Claimant's Attorney: Nathaniel M. Davis, Esq., 1980 Springfield Avenue, Suite 5, Maplewood, New Jersey, 07040 Settlement Amount: $90,000.00 Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund Additional Comments:
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
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Dept/ Agency: Law
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Purpose: Settlement of Civil Litigation
Docket No.: 18-cv-14473 (EP-JBC)
Claimant: Tanisha Rollins, Administrator Ad Prosequendum, on behalf of the Estate of Jammie Najier Nelson a/k/a Jammie Najier Salaam
Claimant's Attorney: Nathaniel M. Davis, Esq., 1980 Springfield Avenue, Suite 5, Maplewood, New Jersey, 07040
Settlement Amount: $90,000.00
Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund
Additional Comments:
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WHEREAS, the Plaintiff, Tanisha Rollins, Administrator Ad Prosequendum, on behalf of the Estate of Jammie Najier Nelson a/k/a Jammie Najier Salaam, instituted a suit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, captioned Tanisha Rollins, Administrator Ad Prosequendum, on behalf of the Estate of Jammie Najier Nelson v. City of Newark, City of Newark Police Department, Det. Mario Garcia, Det. Tyrone Morton, Det. Miguel Ressurreicao, Det. Manuel Souto, and Sgt. Rahmaun Horton, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Docket 18-cv-14473 (EP-JBC), in which the Plaintiff sought recovery for damages allegedly sustained in 2016, as a result of the actions of City of Newark employees; and

WHEREAS, a Settlement Proposal has been made to resolve this litigation in its entirety by payment in the total amount of Ninety Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($90,000.00) (the "Settlement Sum"), and execution of a Settlement Agreement and Release; and

WHEREAS, to avoid the costly expense of litigation, the Parties and the City's Corporation Counsel desire to amicably resolve this matter with payment by the City of Newark (the "City") of the Settlement Sum, in exchange for Plaintiff's execution of the Settlement Agreement and Release (attached) as a full and complete release of the matter; and

WHEREAS, the City's Corporation Counsel, based upon all facts and circumstances presented, deems it is in the best interest of ...

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