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File #: 18-0098    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Case Settlement, Other Status: Passed
In control: Office of the General Counsel
On agenda: 5/2/2018 Final action: 5/2/2018
Title: The Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department authorizes the Director to enter into a Settlement Agreement between DWSD and Gail Beasley, class representative, on behalf of a class of individuals regarding basement backup claim filed by Ms. Beasley, as class representative, against DWSD. The Agreement is intended to settle all the claims alleged by the Plaintiff in Wayne County Circuit Court Case Number 16-012602-NZ, entitled Gail Beasley v. City of Detroit and Great Lakes Water Authority; and authorizes the Director and General Counsel to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.
Indexes: Board of Water Commissioners
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The Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department authorizes the Director to enter into a Settlement Agreement between DWSD and Gail Beasley, class representative, on behalf of a class of individuals regarding basement backup claim filed by Ms. Beasley, as class representative, against DWSD. The Agreement is intended to settle all the claims alleged by the Plaintiff in Wayne County Circuit Court Case Number 16-012602-NZ, entitled Gail Beasley v. City of Detroit and Great Lakes Water Authority; and authorizes the Director and General Counsel to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.

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Agenda of May 2, 2018
Item No.: 18-
Amount: $1,300,000.00

TO: The Honorable
Board of Water Commissioners
City of Detroit

FROM: Gary A. Brown, Director
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

RE: Gail Beasley v. City of Detroit and Great Lakes Water Authority
Case No: 16-012602-NZ

MOTION
Upon recommendation and opinion of Debra N. Pospiech, Esq, General Counsel, the Board of Water Commissioners for the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department authorizes the Director to enter into a Settlement Agreement between DWSD and Gail Beasley, class representative, on behalf of a class of individuals regarding basement backup claim filed by Ms. Beasley, as class representative, against DWSD. The Agreement is intended to settle all the claims alleged by the Plaintiff in Wayne County Circuit Court Case Number 16-012602-NZ, entitled Gail Beasley v. City of Detroit and Great Lakes Water Authority; and authorizes the Director and General Counsel to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.

BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION
The Background and Justification for the Settlement Agreement are contained in a confidential, attorney-client privileged communication provided under separate cover and discussed with the Board in Closed Session.

BUDGET IMPACT
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