Judge, Summit County settle lawsuit with employee who deputies attacked entering courthouse—Cleveland.com
AKRON, Ohio — A Summit County Probate Court judge is among several officials who agreed to pay $82,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by a court psychologist after he was attacked by sheriff’s deputies entering the downtown courthouse.
Curtis Williams II will receive $42,500 from Summit County, $30,000 from Summit County Probate Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer and $10,000 from the city of Akron, according to Williams’ attorney, Peter Pattakos.
Summit County and the sheriff’s office settled last week. Stormer settled her portion of the case on Wednesday, court records say.
“While we believe we would have recovered substantially more at trial, this was never about the money for Dr. Williams, who is glad to put this behind him now that the county, city and judge finally agreed to a settlement that sufficiently reflects the seriousness of their violations of his constitutional rights and clears his name,” Pattakos said in a statement.
Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer reached out to Marsh Stormer, her attorneys and spokeswomen for the county and city for comment. . . .