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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Virginia Tech Families have agreed to an $11 million state settlement

From the AP:

Most families of victims of the mass shootings at Virginia Tech have agreed to an $11 million state settlement that will compensate families who lost loved ones, pay survivors' medical costs and avoid a court battle over whether anyone besides the gunman was to blame. ...Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said a "substantial majority" of families of victims of the Virginia Tech shootings agreed to the settlement. ...Peter Grenier and Douglas Fierberg, who represent 21 families, said the settlement was worth more than $11 million, but neither they nor the governor would discuss its terms until final papers are drawn in a few days. ...Grenier and Fierberg said seriously injured victims "will be well compensated and have their health care needs taken care of forever," and that families who lost loved ones would be "similarly compensated and cared for."

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