City of Atlanta
Georgia

Resolution
19-R-4552

A RESOLUTION BY PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE AUTHORIZING THE SETTLEMENT OF ALL CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY OF ATLANTA IN THE CASE OF BRITTANY STARR v. CITY OF ATLANTA, CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. 18EV002308 IN THE FULTON COUNTY STATE COURT, STATE OF GEORGIA, IN THE AMOUNT OF FIFTY-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($50,000.00) (“THE SETTLEMENT AMOUNT”), AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF $50,000.00 TO BE CHARGED TO AND PAID FROM FUND 1001 (GENERAL FUND), CENTER NUMBER 200101 (NON-DEPARTMENTAL), ACCOUNT 5212005 (LITIGATION EXPENSES), and FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITY NUMBER 1512000 (ACCOUNTING) AUTHORIZING THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO DISTRIBUTE THE SETTLEMENT AMOUNT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Category:Public Safety\Legal AdministrationFunctions:Law - Bernard Pepukayi

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WHEREAS, Brittany Starr (“Plaintiff”) filed a lawsuit against the City of Atlanta (the “City”) alleging that on or about September 4, 2016 she was injured in a vehicle accident involving an Atlanta police officer; and

 

WHEREAS, Plaintiff has agreed to accept the total amount of $50,000.00 in full settlement of all claims against the City in the above-referenced lawsuit; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Attorney has done an extensive review of the facts and the law and has determined that the City’s potential financial exposure in defending Plaintiff’s claims is far in excess of the Settlement Amount; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Attorney considered it to be in the best interest of the City to pay the Settlement Amount.

 

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, hereby resolves as follows:

 

SECTION 1.              The City Attorney is hereby authorized to settle and execute all settlement documents in BRITTANY STARR v. CITY OF ATLANTA, Civil Action File No. 18EV002308, in the amount of Fifty-Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($50,000.00).

 

SECTION 2.              The Chief Financial Officer is authorized to make payment from Fund 1001 (General Fund), Center Number 200101 (Non-Departmental), Account 5212005 (Litigation Expenses), and Functional Activity Number 1512000 (Accounting).  Payment shall be in the form of a check in the amount of $50,000.00 payable to Brittany Starr and Days & West, P.C.

 

Such payment shall be in full consideration of the dismissal of all claims against the City of Atlanta and its current and former officers and employees.

 

 

 

Meeting History

Sep 10, 2019 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE [5 TO 0]
MOVER:Dustin Hillis, Chair
SECONDER:Howard Shook, District 7
AYES:Dustin Hillis, J. P. Matzigkeit, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet, Howard Shook
AWAY:Andre Dickens, Antonio Brown
Sep 16, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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ADOPTED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 13 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED [13 TO 0]
MOVER:Carla Smith, Councilmember, District 1
SECONDER:Amir R Farokhi, Councilmember, District 2
AYES:Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Amir R Farokhi, Antonio Brown, Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Jennifer N. Ide, Howard Shook, J. P. Matzigkeit, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet
AWAY:Michael Julian Bond, Joyce M Sheperd