On Monday, a judge dismissed the city from being a defendant in City Councilman Richard Furstenau's lawsuit against the city and several officials.
The judge concluded that the misconduct alleged on the part of Naperville Police Chief David Dial and then-City Manager Peter Burchard was not legally attributable to the city for the purposes of the case.
Many people had suggested that the city should simply settle with Furstenau for the $130,000 he was seeking instead of fighting the suit. A Sun story published Sept. 26 reported the city had spent more than $700,000 on attorney fees for itself and the individual defendants since the lawsuit was filed Oct. 31, 2007.
Does this vindicate the city in refusing to settle, or do you still favor the city cutting its losses and heading to the bargaining table?