Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 9, 2017
REVISED May 9, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18

Brigandi v. Manatee County, Circuit Court Case No. 2015 CA 2570


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Geoffrey K. Nichols
Assistant County Attorney
Ext. 3741

Action Requested
Motion to reject a proposal for settlement as received from Paul Brigandi, Personal Representative of the Estate of Catherine Brigandi, in Circuit Court Case No. 2015 CA 2750.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes Sections 125.01, 768.28, and 768.79, along with Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442.

Background Discussion

On September 29, 2011, Plaintiff Catherine Brigandi was waiting at a bus stop located at or near the Pinebrook Square Shopping Center.  She was waiting for MCAT transport.  Mrs. Brigandi was attempting to board the MCAT bus using the drop down loader (lift ramp) when she tripped and fell on the lift ramp.  Plaintiff is bringing a claim for personal injuries related to this incident.  The medical bills for plaintiff total $18,934.77.

On March 20, 2017, Plaintiff served Manatee County with a $68,500.00 proposal for settlement.  The County did not respond by the 30 day-deadline to accept this proposal, as the County Attorney's Office does not recommend acceptance of the proposal.

The case will thus proceed with discovery, mediation and possible trial.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
This is a County Attorney item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Ptff NOS and PFS to Def MC 3-20-17.pdf