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May 30, 2008


City Hall Nose

If Buckley knew they were right why did they offer Paul a settlement before they went to court?



My guess is to save the city money it would have to spend on litigating the case.


Dear City Hall Noose:

The offer of settlement, in most cases, has nothing to do with the merits of the case. Sometimes it is cheaper to settle than to litigate.

Based on the potential cost of litigation the City Solicitor probably decided that it would have been be cheaper to settle the lawsuit (I have no info that an offer was made). By declining the settlement, Mr.Nelson is getting "0", plus attorneys fees that he will have to pay. Remember, "Any settlement is better than a bad trial"

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