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File #: 20-565   
Type: Resolution (Consent) Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/1/2020 In control: County Attorney
On agenda: 12/8/2020 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Board of Commissioners - County Attorney - To Approve Retaining Pope Aylward Sweeney & Stephenson, LLP to Provide Legal Representation to the Gaston County Board of Commissioners in Connection With Litigating an Action for Defamation (Libel) Against Gannett Co. Arising Out of a Recent Article Published by the Gaston Gazette (Fund Balance Appropriation - $100,000)
Sponsors: Chad Brown, Ronnie Worley, Tracy L. Philbeck, Tom Keigher, Bob Hovis, Allen R. Fraley, Kim Johnson
Attachments: 1. BCR, 2. Engagement Letter
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Board of Commissioners - County Attorney - To Approve Retaining Pope Aylward Sweeney & Stephenson, LLP to Provide Legal Representation to the Gaston County Board of Commissioners in Connection With Litigating an Action for Defamation (Libel) Against Gannett Co. Arising Out of a Recent Article Published by the Gaston Gazette (Fund Balance Appropriation - $100,000)

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STAFF CONTACT

Jonathan Sink - County Attorney - 704-866-3400

BUDGET IMPACT
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Billable rate of $225.00/hour; total cost not to exceed $100,000.00.

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BUDGET ORDINANCE IMPACT

N/A

BACKGROUND

The attached Engagement Letter secures outside counsel in order to pursue litigation against Gannett Co. for a libelous article published about the Commissioners in the Gaston Gazette.

POLICY IMPACT

N/A

ATTACHMENTS

Budget Change Request (BCR) and Engagement Letter