City of Atlanta
Georgia

Resolution
14-R-4294

A RESOLUTION BY PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE AUTHORIZING THE SETTLEMENT OF ALL CLAIMS FILED BY JAMAL GLASS, RODRIQUIZ BARNER AND STEVEN LEWIS AGAINST THE CITY OF ATLANTA IN THE CASE OF JAMAL GLASS V. CITY OF ATLANTA, CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. 1:13-CV-01822-RWS, PENDING IN UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA (ATLANTA DIVISION), IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,881.34 (THE “SETTLEMENT AMOUNT”); AUTHORIZING THE SETTLEMENT AMOUNT TO BE CHARGED 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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Department:LawSponsors:
Category:Public Safety\Legal AdministrationFunctions:Law - Laura Burton

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WHEREAS, JAMAL GLASS V. CITY OF ATLANTA, is a lawsuit in which Plaintiff Jamal Glass sought to recover damages from the City of Atlanta for alleged violations of Fair Labor Standards Act, specifically that he worked over forty (40) without receiving his premium pay compensation for overtime hours; and

 

WHEREAS, Plaintiff has agreed to accept the Settlement Amount in full settlement of all claims against the City of Atlanta; and

 

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

 

              WHEREAS, the City Attorney considers it to be in the best interest of the City to pay the Settlement Amount to settle all claims against the City of Atlanta.

 

              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 documents in the case of JAMAL GLASS V. CITY OF ATLANTA in the amount of Twenty-Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty-One and 34/100 Dollars ($29,881.34).

 

              SECTION 2. The Chief Financial Officer is authorized to make payment from FUND 1001 (GENERAL FUND), CENTER NUMBER 200101 (DEPARTMENTAL); 5212005 (ACCOUNT), AND 1512000 (FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITY). Payment shall be distributed as follows:  (1) check in the amount of One Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($1,400.00) made payable to Jamal Glass; (2) check in the amount of Three Hundred Seventy-Four Dollars ($374.00) made payable to Rodriquiz Barner; (3) check in the amount of Six Hundred Seven and 34/100 Dollars ($607.34) made payable to Steven Lewis; and (4) check in the amount of Twenty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($27,500.00) made payable to Morgan and Morgan, P.A., representing attorney’s fees, expenses and costs. Such payment shall be in full consideration of the dismissal of all claims made by Plaintiffs Jamal Glass, Rodriquiz Barner and Steven Lewis against the City of Atlanta and its current and former officers and employees.

 

Meeting History

Oct 14, 2014 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood
ABSENT:Yolanda Adrean, Kwanza Hall, Cleta Winslow
Oct 20, 2014 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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ADOPTED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 14 YEAS; 1 NAY

RESULT:ADOPTED [14 TO 1]
AYES:Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
NAYS:Michael Julian Bond