Mike Brown’s Parents To Receive Undisclosed Settlement From Ferguson Following Wrongful Death Lawsuit
According to Washington Post reports, Brown’s parents Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. reached a settlement for an undisclosed amount Tuesday, closing the civil case they filed against the city.
U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber of the Eastern District of Missouri said he was satisfied that the agreement was fair to the parties and compliant with the law.
“The gross settlement amount is fair and reasonable compensation for this wrongful death claim and is in the best interest of each Plaintiff,” Webber wrote. He added that it provided a reasonable amount for attorney fees and expenses, and said the split between Brown’s parents was proper.
The judge ordered the agreement sealed under Missouri’s Sunshine Law, saying Brown’s parents could be harmed if it were revealed to the public.
“Disclosure of the terms of the settlement agreement could jeopardize the safety of individuals involved in this matter, whether as witnesses, parties, or investigators,” he wrote.
An attorney for the parents declined to discuss the agreement Tuesday. Attorneys for the defendants did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
How much do you think the settlement was for? How much are any of our lives worth? We’re glad that the city of Ferguson has to pay the Brown family BUT will this be the only justice they will ever see for the death of their son?