CRPUD Finalizes Agreement to Settle Lawsuit

May 24, 2017 – Columbia River People’s Utility District has finalized an agreement with its former insurance carrier, Special Districts Insurance Service (SDIS), to settle with four former PUD managers who filed a lawsuit against the District in late 2015. The settlement ends the lawsuit.

As part of the agreement, SDIS will waive the PUD’s deductible and will pay each of the former managers $232,338.08, and their attorney fees. The PUD assumed no liability in the settlement, so there will be no financial impact on the utility.

In an email earlier today, General Manager John Nguyen announced the settlement to employees and expressed his intention to move forward. “I want to thank you for your commitment to the PUD and to our customers,” said Nguyen. “I look forward to putting this issue behind us so we can continue to focus on what’s most important, serving our community.”