City Pays 100K for Lawsuit Settlement

The City of Lincoln has paid $100,000 to settle a company's lawsuit over an ordinance that would have banned for-profit clothing donation boxes. The money goes to Linc-Drop, a company from LaVista that has been contracting with the March of Dimes to collect clothing. The non-profit group gets 10 percent of the revenue from selling the donations. The company filed suit in July, saying its rights to free speech would be violated by the ordinance, which had never been enforced. In February, a federal judge barred the city from enforcing it.