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File #: 2022-493    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/20/2022 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 10/26/2022 Final action: 10/26/2022
Title: Amendment No. 8 to Legal Services Contract LS-140 (Dykema Gossett)
Sponsors: Randal Brown
Indexes: General Counsel


Amendment No. 8 to Legal Services Contract LS-140 (Dykema Gossett)



Agenda of:                      October 26, 2022

Item No.:                     2022-493

Amount:                     $1,950,000.00


TO:                                          The Honorable

Board of Directors

Great Lakes Water Authority


FROM:                     Suzanne R. Coffey, P.E.

Chief Executive Officer

Great Lakes Water Authority


DATE:                     October 20, 2022


RE:                                          Amendment No. 8 to Legal Services Contract to LS-140

(Dykema Gossett)



Upon recommendation and opinion of Randal M. Brown, General Counsel, the Board of Directors (Board) for the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA):


(1) Approves Amendment No 8. to LS-140 with Dykema Gossett; and


(2) Authorizes the Chief Executive Officer to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote, including the execution of Amendment No. 8 to Legal Services Contract LS-140.



GLWA retained Dykema Gossett to litigate matters related to the City of Highland Park’s invoices. There has been extensive litigation related to Highland Park’s invoices in federal and state courts, at the trial and appellate level. Dykema’s assistance is needed to continue to represent GLWA in these matters. This amendment extends the time and increases the total compensation by $500,000.00 to $1,950,000.00.



There are sufficient funds allocated in the General Counsel’s budget for the continuation of Dykema’s services.


This matter is being presented to the Legal Committee on October 26, 2022. The Legal Committee unanimously recommended that the GLWA Board adopt the resolution as presented.


This request does not impact the Shared Services Agreement.