Deal Reached For Minn. Bridge Collapse Victims

By: AP
By: AP

ST. PAUL (AP) - Key negotiators say a deal has been reached to
compensate victims of the Minneapolis bridge collapse.
State Rep. Ryan Winkler and Sen. Ron Latz tell The Associated
Press a deal has been reached.
Victims' attorney Chris Messerly says the $38 million plan
addresses a key sticking point in the negotiations. That's whether
to recognize the state's liability limit by capping awards to
individual victims.
Messerly says the deal would allow victims to get up to $400,000
each. There's also a supplemental $12.6 million fund for the worst
injured.
The Aug. 1 bridge collapse on Interstate 35W killed 13 people
and injured 145 others.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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