NOVEMBER 15, 2005 CLAIM AGAINST THE CITY BY MERCURY CASUALTY COMPANY (GRANT AHEARN) NOVEMBER 15, 2005 CLAIM AGAINST THE CITY BY MERCURY CASUALTY COMPANY (GRANT AHEARN) NOVEMBER 15, 2005 CLAIM AGAINST THE CITY BY MERCURY CASUALTY COMPANY (GRANT AHEARN)

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

FROM: ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER

DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2005

SUBJECT: CLAIM AGAINST THE CITY BY MERCURY CASUALTY COMPANY (GRANT AHEARN)

RECOMMENDATION

Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

Mercury Casualty Insurance Company filed a claim on behalf of its insured for vehicular damage allegedly sustained when the insured driver’s vehicle struck a wall after swerving to avoid a peacock in the middle of the street (Via Campesina in the City of Palos Verdes Estates) on April 21, 2005. The claim amount is for $22,380.39. A copy of the claim is attached.

The City’s Claims Administrator, Carl Warren and Company, has advised the City to reject the claim.

FISCAL IMPACT

None associated with this report.

PREPARED BY

Gina Park

Assistant to the City Manager

APPROVED BY

Les Evans

City Manager

Attachment: claim