Texas A&M has the go-ahead from System Regents to negotiate a settlement in a major lawsuit.
It was in late July 2004 that an explosion at the International student apartment complex killed a four-year-old and her grandmother. Now, Interim Texas A&M President Eddie Davis has approval to try and settle the wrongful death lawsuit out of court.
By system rule, if the settlement is for over $300,000, Regents must sign off on the deal.
Settlement talks can begin immediately.
Texas A&M released the following statement concerning the case:
“It is the institution’s practice to refrain from commenting on legal matters, so we plan no announcement about the proposed settlement with the Ejaz family. As stated on several previous occasions, we deeply regret that the accident occurred and that the family has suffered so much, including having to endure the loss of the lives of loved ones. Our hearts and prayers continue to go out to the family.”