Funk Lawsuit Costs City Taxpayers $100,000

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A wrongful death lawsuit in Neenah has cost city taxpayers $100,000 in legal fees. 

The lawsuit was over the death of Michael Funk who was killed by Neenah Police back in 2015, as he was escaping a hostage situation at Eagle Nation Cycles. 

The defense of the suit costs about $600,000 dollars, but the first $100,000 is a deductible that must be paid by the city. 

That deductible came from taxpayers’ money, and the city’s liability insurance covered the rest of the cost. 

Funk’s widow, Theresa Mason-Funk filed the lawsuit back in 2016, but it was ultimately dismissed, a decision which was upheld on appeal last month. 

Mason-Funk passed away just three days after the dismissal was upheld.


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