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City Reaches Resolution in Eva Foster Case
Posted Date: 12/18/2012 10:00 AM

The City of Greensboro has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against it and Sterling Adjusters Inc. by Eva A. Foster for $15,000. As part of the settlement, representatives for both parties agreed that Greensboro Police officers acted appropriately during a police raid in which Ms. Foster claims she was injured.

According to City Manager Denise Turner Roth, there is no admission of liability by the City or Sterling in the case. “After an internal review, it’s evident that our police officers did nothing wrong to cause Ms. Foster’s injury,” says Roth. “Most importantly, all parties involved in this case agree to that fact. However, we do not see this as a merit-less claim on Ms. Foster’s part, and a settlement was the action that serves both parties' interests in this case.”

Foster filed a lawsuit against the City and its insurance adjuster earlier this year seeking compensation after she alleges she was injured during a Greensboro police raid on the Phongsavanh Oriental Market in September of 2009. 

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