Long Beach, CA
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File #: 10-0195    Version: 1 Name: CA - lawsuits
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/8/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2010 Final action: 2/16/2010
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Attorney to pay the sum of $20,000 in full settlement of lawsuit entitled McDaniel Coley v. City of Long Beach, et al. (consolidated with USAA Casualty Insurance Company v. City of Long Beach, et al.), Case No. NC051971; and to pay the sum of $12,000 in full settlement of lawsuit entitled USAA Casualty Insurance Company v. City of Long Beach, et al.
Sponsors: City Attorney
Indexes: Lawsuit
Attachments: 1. 021610-C-5sr.pdf
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Recommendation to authorize City Attorney to pay the sum of $20,000 in full settlement of lawsuit entitled McDaniel Coley v. City of Long Beach, et al. (consolidated with USAA Casualty Insurance Company v. City of Long Beach, et al.), Case No. NC051971; and to pay the sum of $12,000 in full settlement of lawsuit entitled USAA Casualty Insurance Company v. City of Long Beach, et al.
 
DISCUSSION
This lawsuit arises out of a Long Beach Police Officer, in the course and scope of his employment, running a red light and striking plaintiff's vehicle. The force of the impact resulted in the total loss of plaintiffs Honda Pilot SUV.
 
Plaintiff's original demand was $184,000.00. Through mediation the parties were able to reach a tentative settlement agreement of $20,000.00, subject to City Council approval.
 
The Economic Development and Finance Committee approved the proposed settlement on February 1, 2010.
 
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This lawsuit arises out of a Long Beach Police Officer running a red light and striking a vehicle driven by an insured of USAA Casualty Insurance Company. The plaintiff was seeking reimbursement for property damage and medical payments in the amount of $19,239.78.
 
During mediation the parties were able to reach a tentative settlement agreement of $12,000.00, subject to City Council approval.
 
The Economic Development and Finance Committee approved the proposed settlement on February 1, 2010.
 
SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
Barry M. Meyers
Deputy City Attorney
 
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
ROBERT E. SHANNON, City Attorney
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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