Scottsdale to settle property damage, injury claims case for $50,000

Scottsdale City Council has elected to reach a settlement with Matthew Duerwacter to pay $50,000 in property damage and injury claims.

This case started with a vehicle collision on Feb. 8 where city employee Alvin Pease collided with a motorcyle

Mr. Duerwacter was driving. According to a city staff proposal, Mr. Duerwacter claimed Mr. Pease was solely at fault.

Mr. Duerwacter originally demanded $158,932.13 to settle his claim, but city staff negotiated the amount down to $50,000 instead, the proposal states.

According to the proposal, this case is still in the claim phase and both risk management and the city attorney believe it would be beneficial to the city to settle this matter before defense costs start to accrue.

With the approval, the city will next execute settlement documents and pay the settlement in a reasonable time thereafter, according to the proposal.

News Services Reporter Josh Martinez can be contacted at or at 623-445-2738

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