The Mt. Juliet City Commission voted 3-0-1 (Hagerty absent, Elam abstaining) to settle the suit for $166,000 – with $75,000 coming from the City’s general fund and $91,000 to be paid by the City’s insurance carrier.
Elam, Bradshaw, & Sellers all maintained the settlement was only agreed to because of the costs of defending the lawsuit. City Attorney Jason Holleman, however, “confirmed if the case was lost in federal court, it could cost the city as much as seven figures.”
The Mt. Juliet News has an intriguing tidbit in their final paragraph:
A copy of the settlement could not be obtained by press time. However, Elam said there were other things settled on separate from the monetary aspect, but would not comment on those items.
link to The Mt. Juliet News story
link to The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet