Comment 107686

By CharlesBall (registered) | Posted January 08, 2015 at 12:17:57

I do not know the exact statistics, but the City, on average, pays out about $3,000,000.00 per year in liability claims. That works out to about $5.00 per citizen. They do that because that is a heck of a lot cheaper than buying insurance.

If you owned a hill that had a hidden drainage ditch at the bottom that you were aware of, would you let children toboggan on your hill? Would you rope it off or put up a warning sign?

A bird told me that there was a private mediation in this case and the City could have got out of this lawsuit for about a quarter of what they ultimately paid but they refused to pay and rolled the dice with the arbitrator. Further, the plaintiff's damages were reduced by by his own responsibility for the damages he suffered.

Comment edited by CharlesBall on 2015-01-08 12:42:25

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