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File #: RES 21-1696    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/1/2021
Title: Approving the settlement agreement and release between the City and Benjamin Smith and other members of the putative class, and their attorneys, Wrobel & Smith, PLLP, Michael J. Vanselow Law Office, PLLC, and Meyer Njus Tanick.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Smith - Financial Analysis, 2. Administrative Code 3.02, 3. Settlement Agreement.Plaintiff Executed.11-19-21

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Approving the settlement agreement and release between the City and Benjamin Smith and other members of the putative class, and their attorneys, Wrobel & Smith, PLLP, Michael J. Vanselow Law Office, PLLC, and Meyer Njus Tanick.

 

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RESOLVED, that upon execution and delivery of a release in full to the City of Saint Paul, the proper City officials are hereby authorized and directed to pay out of the Tort Liability Fund 10017405-74205 to Plaintiff Benjamin Smith and other members of the putative class, and their attorneys, Wrobel & Smith, PLLP, Michael J. Vanselow Law Office, PLLC, and Meyer Njus Tanick, Defendant will make available a total of Three Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($360,000.00) as a Settlement Fund in full and final settlement in the Ramsey County District Court case of Benjamin Smith, et al. v. The City of St. Paul, No. 62-CV-19-6742 (the “Smith Litigation”), for damages and attorneys’ fees arising from the City’s alleged violations of its Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance and related City Policy during the period between January 1, 2017 and the inception of litigation in the Smith Litigation.

 

 

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