County council authorizes settlement on Benton, Rice, Clifford suit

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The Clark County Council today authorized a settlement with former county employees Don Benton, Susan Rice and Chris Clifford that fully and finally resolves their pending claims against Clark County and resolves any related insurance coverage claims between Clark County and its insurance carriers. 

As a part of the negotiated settlement, Clark County and its insurers have agreed to pay a total of $1.4 million to resolve plaintiffs’ claims, including plaintiffs’ claim for attorney’s fees. Clark County’s insurance carriers have collectively agreed to pay $1,005,000 of the total settlement amount, and Clark County has agreed to contribute $395,000.