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Last Published: 3/30/2018 1:46:26 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - DAN FOWLER, ALISSIA CANADY, SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Excused:1 - KEVIN MCMANUS
 

180174
Authorizing the City Attorney to negotiate and execute Legal Services Contracts with a joint team, consisting of the law firms Simmons Hanly Conroy and Williams Dirks Dameron, for the provision of legal services related to the opioid epidemic.


ETHICS AND LEGAL REVIEW COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Joe Guriano, Law Department, provided the staff presentation for this ordinance. This ordinance authorizes the City Attorney to negotiate and execute Legal Services Contracts with a joint team, consisting of the law firms Simmons Hanly Conroy and Williams Dirks Dameron, for the provision of legal services related to the opioid epidemic. There was an RFP that addressed 2 areas, Opioids and Pharmaceuticals proposer could have bid for 1 or both areas. This ordinance is for a joint national team that will also include the local firm the Hardwick Law firm. This team will address Opioids only. A team member from St. Louis will come to Kansas City to help determine damages and to help determine what needs to be filed and where the filing should take place. Damages will be considered from costs associated with addiction treatment, emergency room visits, first responders and more. This is contingency base agreement, therefore, the City will not be out of pocket for any expenses, and payments will come from any damages awarded.
Ayes: 3 - Fowler, Canady, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

180175
Authorizing the City Attorney to negotiate and execute a Legal Services Contract with Wagstaff & Cartmell, LLP, for the provision of legal services related to pharmaceutical pricing.


ETHICS AND LEGAL REVIEW COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Joe Guriano, Law Department, provided the staff presentation for this ordinance. This ordinance authorizes the City Attorney to negotiate and execute a Legal Services Contract with Wagstaff & Cartmell, LLP, for the provision of legal services related to pharmaceutical pricing. This ordinance deals strictly with pricing and lawsuits from the drug prices that are overinflated and not merely price increases. This is contingency base agreement, therefore, the City will not be out of pocket for any expenses, and payments will come from any damages awarded.
Ayes: 3 - Fowler, Canady, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be a general discussion regarding current Ethics and Legal Review Committee issues.
 
 2. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.
 
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