The city of Scottsdale will enter into a settlement with Miguel Ibarra, who claimed injuries he sustained occurred as a result of a car accident involving a city employee for the sum of $21.499.99 to avoid any further costs from the case.
The city decided to pay the settlement at its Monday, Oct. 10 city council meeting.
According to a city staff proposal, the multi-vehicle collision occurred on Nov. 15, 2015. The proposal states Mr. Ibarra had collided with another vehicle just before city employee Alex Dyer collided with Mr. Ibarra.
Originally, Mr. Ibarra demanded $100,000 to settle his claim but city staff negotiated the settlement to $21,499.99 in the hopes of avoiding the need for litigation, according to the proposal.
With the approval, the city will “execute settlement documents as proposed and the city will pay the settlement amount within a reasonable time thereafter,” the proposal states.
The proposal also states staff recommends the city pays the amount to Mr. Ibarra to save the city money and resources
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