City Council Meeting
City of DeBary
Subject: Settlement Agreement Collette Rowley vs Clint Johnson
From: Ron Mc Lemore, City Manager
Meeting/Hearing Date: January 17, 2018
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City Manager requesting the Mayor and City Council to authorize a settlement offer to be paid by the City’s insurance company in the amount of $2,000.00 in the case of Collette Rowley vs Clint Johnson.
This request is needed at this time to settle the above referenced litigation prior to its February trial date.
The City’s insurance company is recommending settlement reasoning that the cost to go to court would far exceed the settlement
On June 24, 2015 the plaintiff and Mayor Johnson got into an altercation that resulted plaintiff filing a suit against Mayor Johnson alleging “assault” and “slander” and the plaintiff demanding damages in the amount of $15,000.00.
The case is set for trial in February with the plaintiff agreeing to a $2,000.00 settlement.
$2,000.00 from the General Fund.
It is the recommendation to authorize acceptance of the settlement agreement and authorize the City Manager execute the official release documents with the approval from the City Attorney.
City Council Action:
( ) Approved As Recommended
( ) Approved With Modification
( ) Disapproved
( ) Continued Date:
( ) Other