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File #: 21-1478   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/30/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action:
Title: Approve a claim settlement of the auto bodily injury claim of James Merriweather. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report
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CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

AGENDA ITEM

 

Petitioner:

Les Lee Shell, Chief Administrator Officer

Recommendation: 

title

Approve a claim settlement of the auto bodily injury claim of James Merriweather.  (For possible action)

body

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Fund #:

6600.000/6610.000

Fund Name:

Liability Fund Liability Insurance Pool

Fund Center:

1020501000/1020502000

Funded PGM/Grant:

N/A

Amount:

$70,000.00

Description:

Liability Settlement Payment

Additional Comments:

N/A

 

BACKGROUND: 

The claim is a result of a motor vehicle accident on August 7, 2020, whereby the left front part of the County vehicle struck the right side of Mr. James Merriweather’s vehicle, as the County vehicle pulled away from the curb to drive northbound on Grand Canyon. Mr. Merriweather’s total property damage was $12,400.07; and the total amount of Mr. Merriweather’s medical treatment is at $47,760.94.

Through negotiations with legal counsel for the claimant, the claimant has agreed to accept $70,000.00 in settlement of the bodily injury claim to avoid any further costs and legal expenses of possible litigation in this case. If the settlement is approved, the County would also avoid costs and expenses of any future litigation.

The proposed settlement has been reviewed and approved by the Civil Division of the District Attorney’s Office and the Clark County Liability Pool Committee members.