AMENDED ADOPTED - DECEMBER 14, 2010
Agenda Item No. 17
Introduced by the Finance Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE 2010 COUNTY CONTINGENCY FUND FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN THE CASE OF INGHAM COUNTY PROSECUTOR V. 30TH CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE COURT OF APPEALS NO. 301037
WHEREAS, the Honorable James R. Giddings of the Ingham County Circuit Court is in need of legal representation in the matter of a Complaint for Superintending Control filed against him in the Court of Appeals by the Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney; and
WHEREAS, Ingham County’s Corporation Counsel believes they have an irreconcilable conflict of interest in this case and is, therefore, unable to provide legal representation; and
WHEREAS, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office has also declared that they have a irreconcilable conflict of interest in this case and is, therefore, unable to provide legal representation; and
WHEREAS, private attorney Corbett E. O’Meara has provided said services for this case; and
WHEREAS, this matter appears to be mute.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes funds for Corbett E. O’Meara to represent the Honorable James R. Giddings in the matter “Ingham County Prosecutor v. 30th Circuit Court Judge Court of Appeals No. 301037.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners accepts responsibility for payment for services through the date of this resolution.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the total amount in this matter shall not exceed $7,500 and the hourly rate shall not exceed $200.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the County Controller/Administrator is authorized to make a transfer of up to $7,500 from the 2010 County Contingency account to the Circuit Court budget in order to pay this legal representation expense.
FINANCE: Yeas: Tennis, Bahar-Cook, Schor, Holman
Nays: Grebner, Dougan Absent: None Approved 12/8/10