Lincoln has paid $100,000 to settle a company's lawsuit over an ordinance that would have banned for-profit clothing donation boxes and huts.
The money covers legal fees and costs for Linc-Drop. Linc-Drop contracts with the local March of Dimes to collect clothing and gives the chapter 10 percent of the huts' gross revenue.
The La Vista company had sued in July, saying its rights to free speech would be violated by the ordinance, which had never been enforced. In February a federal judge said the lawsuit likely would succeed and barred the city from enforcing it.
The settlement includes a gag clause that bars city and company representatives from commenting about the case to news media or to others.