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190762

Emergency Ordinance

*Pay settlement of Leo and Debra Hall bodily injury lawsuit for the sum of $58,500 involving the Portland Police Bureau

Passed

The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1. The Council finds:

  1. Leo and Debra Hall, through attorney Alexander Pletch, have filed a lawsuit for injuries suffered during an encounter with the Portland Police Bureau on August 4, 2018. 
     
  2. The lawsuit has been investigated by Risk Management Services. The investigation indicates there is risk the City may be found liable.  Therefore, in order to avoid the risk of an adverse jury award, we feel it is prudent to compromise the lawsuit at this time.
     
  3. Risk Management Services recommends the lawsuit be compromised for the total sum of $58,500, subject to the claimants providing the City with a release in a form to be approved by the City Attorney. 

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Mayor and the Auditor are hereby authorized to draw and deliver a check in the amount of $58,500 made payable to Rizk Law IOLTA.
     
  2. Risk Management Services will execute a payment authorization in the amount set forth in sub-paragraph (a) above.

Section 2. The Council declares that an emergency exists in order to avoid undue and costly delay in settling this bodily injury lawsuit; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero

Impact Statement

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

Total cost to the City to settle the lawsuit is $58,500. The source of funding is the City’s Insurance and Claims Fund. All costs of the settlement are in the current fiscal year. 

Document History

Item 248 Regular Agenda in April 6, 2022 Council Agenda

City Council

Passed

  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Introduced by

Requested Agenda Type

Regular

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Time Requested
15 Minutes