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Ferguson Settles Michael Brown Wrongful Death Suit; Judge Seals Agreement | Missouri Political News Service

Ferguson Settles Michael Brown Wrongful Death Suit; Judge Seals Agreement

June 21st, 2017 by mopns_admin · No Comments

Michael Brown’s parents and the City of Ferguson reached a settlement yesterday on the plaintiff’s wrongful death suit against the city. The agreement is sealed but speculation is Brown’s parents received less than the $3 million dollar insurance cap the city had. To some, how a thug caught on tape robbing a convenience store and a short time later assaults a police officer succumbed to a “wrongful death” is beyond comprehension.

St. Louis Today:

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a secret civil settlement of the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 fatal shooting. The settlement amount is not mentioned in U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber’s order approving it. Webber writes only that the gross amount is “fair and reasonable compensation for this wrongful death claim and is in the best interests of each Plaintiff.”

He said the split of the amount between Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden “is fair and reasonable,” and the agreement “provides for a reasonable amount” for attorney fees and expenses. Settlements involving public entities are generally open records under Missouri law, but Webber ordered the agreement sealed and said that it should be considered a closed record under the state’s Sunshine Law “due to the adverse impact to Plaintiffs should it be disclosed. Read more…


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