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I-Team: Who pays when a municipality settles or loses a lawsuit?

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – When someone sues your city or town your tax dollars are used to pay for some of those settlements.

The 22News I-Team dug through hundreds of pages of lawsuit records from several local cities. While some incidents are covered by a municipality’s insurance, most are not. We found out cities across western Massachusetts are using millions of your tax dollars to pay out large checks when they lose or settle a case.

Watch the 22News I-Team report on CITY LAWSUIT PAYOUTS, Thursday on 22News at 6 p.m.

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