The cost of defending the city government and two top managers in a former clerk’s federal sexual harassment lawsuit has gone up.
But the city government isn’t footing the bill for the two additional law firms retained to defend in their individual capacities finance director Leslie Ginn and city administrator Bob Beck.
The city’s liability insurer, an intergovernmental risk-sharing fund of the Georgia Municipal Association, is covering all of the city’s legal expenses, according to George Van Leuven, manager of the GMA’s Risk Management Services.
He stated Monday in an e-mailed response to the Barrow Journal that the Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency has required the retention of separate attorneys for Beck and Ginn.
The city’s policy, which has a $5 million claim limit, requires the city to pay only a $5,000 deductible in connection with any claim, he stated.