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    Man seeks $15,000 in car crash suit against mayor, city

    December 14, 2018

    EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mayor previously accused of harassing a former town employee has now been sued for a crash involving a city-owned car.

    The New Haven Register reports that North Branford resident Michael Schuler is seeking $15,000 in his suit against East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr and the city.

    Schuler says he sustained permanent injuries in the Jan. 3 crash because of Maturo’s “negligence and carelessness.”

    The police report says Maturo failed to yield the right of way. Police say Maturo’s vehicle struck Schuler’s van, causing it to hit a utility pole.

    Maturo couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday but the city’s attorney says it’s routine for the city to pay the legal fees of city employees.

    East Haven negotiated a $175,000 settlement with the woman who alleges Maturo sexually harassed her.

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    Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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