More than 120 current and former Conway police and firefighters will receive money payment before the end of the year after the city agreed to settle the class action lawsuit for $1.15 million.
The Conway City Council voted on Monday in a special-called meeting to give Mayor Bart Castleberry the OK to request a preliminary approval in the suit that was filed against the city in 2012, a case Castleberry inherited when he was voted in as mayor in 2016.
The case was scheduled to go to trial on May 6. However, after both sides agreed they believed the settlement was a fair option, it was up to Circuit Judge Troy B. Braswell Jr. to approve the request. In a hearing Tuesday morning in Faulkner County Circuit Court, Braswell signed giving the preliminary approval request the green light, meaning those who joined the class action suit will receive payment before the end of the year.