Are people on here really this dumb? First, you cannot sue the city. Only a single employee of the city can be sued.Can you say law suit against the city and the Mayor????
For example : if a Police Officer struck a vehicle with his cruiser and was negligent. Then only the officer can be sued personally. The CITY did NOT instruct the officer that he can strike other vehicles with his vehicle negligently.
If the city ever was sued which they cannot be anyways there is a $100,000 cap on a settlement payout. This is in order to protect the city from going bankrupt.
All lawsuits come down to a single person who will be at fault if negligence was found. The city is not held liable.
For example: if the police cruiser in the accident had faulty brakes, then the city mechanic CAN be sued and not the Police Officer because the mechanic would be responsible for the upkeep of the police cruiser.
ONLY a single person (employee) can be held accountable in a lawsuit. NOT the city.
For example: if an emergency call comes into the dispatch center and it never gets answered, ONLY the dispatcher can be sued, NOT the city. The CITY did NOT instruct the dispatcher to ignore an emergency call.
Got it ? WTF !
It's not the city that is screwed up, it's some of the people and their lack of knowledge and stupidity that live in the city that makes it screwed up.