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Clark County Schools To Settle Insurance Suit For $1.65M

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Clark County School District says it will pay a former insurance broker $1.65 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the public agency ended the broker's contract prematurely.

The district announced the settlement Friday.

The Las Vegas Sun reported at the time that Business Benefits Inc. sued the district in May 2014 after the company's contract was terminated with less than six-months' notice after the firm raised its commission level.

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The company acted as a go-between brokering insurance between the district and health insurance companies with the firm getting a commission from the insurer.

The district says the settlement will be paid from its risk management fund. The district's board is expected to vote on the settlement July 16.

Business Benefits' president Tim DeRosa called the settlement a compromise.