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Trayvon Martin's parents settle wrongful death claim (One Million Dollars?)
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 04/05/2013 | By Rene Stutzman

Posted on 04/05/2013 10:03:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Edited on 04/05/2013 10:16:00 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

SANFORD - Trayvon Martin's parents have settled a wrongful death claim for an amount believed to be more than $1 million against the homeowners association of the Sanford subdivision where their teenage son was killed.

Their attorney, Benjamin Crump, filed that paperwork at the Seminole County Courthouse, a portion of which was made public today.


(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: extortion; hellinahandbsket; injustice; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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That'll buy a lot of Skittles and Ice Tea.
1 posted on 04/05/2013 10:03:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hope they never collect a dime. These scummy scam artists - along with the Crumpettes and the media - should be paying Mr. Zimmerman for damages they caused him.


2 posted on 04/05/2013 10:06:14 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I can hear it now:
"We just want to put this behind us."

Cowards.

3 posted on 04/05/2013 10:06:20 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Uncle Chip

Ping.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 10:07:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They are going to fight over who will get the most and it all will be gone in a month anyway.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 10:08:38 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t see how the homeowner’s association could be liable for this. But our screwed up legal system allows a shakedown to avoid legal fees.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 10:08:54 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Responsibility2nd

It will all be gone in months, if not weeks.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 10:09:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Responsibility2nd

they never cared about their son while he was suspended and let him to go near Orlando and now all of a sudden they cry and now get a million which they wanted,.

Looks ot be a good vacation coming up for them and now they say lets put it behind us while a mans life has been ruined and he has to find money to pay for his defence


9 posted on 04/05/2013 10:09:49 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Responsibility2nd

um... what the heck did the HOA have to do with anything?

Young punk attacks innocent man and gets what he deserves.. how does that involve the HOA?


10 posted on 04/05/2013 10:09:51 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The lawyer should be shot, then drawn and quartered and his intestines strung out over the court house steps.


11 posted on 04/05/2013 10:10:10 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It may well be that due to the immunity laws the settlement amount is zero dollars and they are doing this agreement stunt to IMPLY something for a bigger agenda.

IOW the law firm is setting this up for an intimidation tool.

I doubt very much it exceeded anything significant.

It is like the hot coffee case, the 2 million dollar verdict made news but the subsequent overturning on appeal/settlement for 200k which went to the lawyers is never reported.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 10:11:56 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Blood money.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 10:13:16 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Responsibility2nd

As usual with today’s so-called “reporting” one has to read between the lines. Nowhere is the settlement amount actually disclosed. The reporter wants you to believe, as well as the lawyer, that the settlement is for a million... or maybe more; but it could be $10k. This is all legal theater.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 10:14:34 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The homeowners association must be completely brain dead & cowardly to cave into this blackmail from the race baitors.

On the good side, the $1M will be worth a couple of weekends, with lots of drugs, partying, alcolol, and phat-ass sex...then it will be gone! Time for a new shakedown victim.

15 posted on 04/05/2013 10:15:01 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: ForAmerica

They are going to fight over who will get the most and it all will be gone in a month anyway.


Yup.

Ever read the book, “The Testament”?

Awesome read.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 10:15:06 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Don’t get this at all. The amount seems a bit excessive for a make it go away settlement, even with the race card seasoning. Were the insurance companies using MSM manufactured “evidence?”

Of course I remember the OJ trial and later civil suit, but still when it all comes out the wash, GZ will own some insurance companies.


17 posted on 04/05/2013 10:15:46 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: DannyTN

“I don’t see how the homeowner’s association could be liable for this.”

Possibly by tacitly allowing Zimmerman to operate on their behalf and on their grounds as a “watch captain” they could be liable for a “wrongful death” if that’s what is decided. Sleazy lawyers find ways to sue everyone and since the Homeowners assoc probably has insurance its worth it to them to make this go away.


18 posted on 04/05/2013 10:16:37 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

See! Now isn’t it a lot easier to just scam the system than trying to hit the Powerball? Cheaper too!


19 posted on 04/05/2013 10:16:46 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder who will get the largest cut. “Mom”, “Pop” or their shyster lawyer.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 10:18:35 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Apropos of nothing at all, I wish I was a Cadillac dealer.
21 posted on 04/05/2013 10:19:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: bert

where is the fl bar?


22 posted on 04/05/2013 10:20:42 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I remember when FR frowned upon racism. When I read comments like this I can’t help but wonder if there are plants here.

People may believe that Zimmerman was defending himself but parents being upset that their son is dead is not a criminal act nor something to be laughed at. If it were ever to happen to a child of yours your opinion might be different.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 10:21:11 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Responsibility2nd
Will the mother still get her welfare checks..Maybe that is why she sued since the thug kid is died that money will be cut off..
24 posted on 04/05/2013 10:23:07 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ah, wouldn’t you wait, if you were representing the HOA, until the criminal trial was settled as it is quite possible the self avowed “gangsta, nigga” was the guilty party and ZERO dollars needed to be paid out?


25 posted on 04/05/2013 10:25:10 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: sakic

Young Master Martin called himself that on the Internet, which the poster should’ve noted.


26 posted on 04/05/2013 10:26:14 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

These terrible failures as parents have been rewarded for having a son who turned out to be a thief, a violent thug and a drug dealer.

They did not raise him correctly or teach him values. They let him grow up to be a violent, punk criminal. They didn’t even know he was missing until over a day after he died.

And now for producing a violent parasite on society they have been given possibly one million dollars.


27 posted on 04/05/2013 10:26:23 AM PDT by detective
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Lawyers get 40% plus costs (which are substantial here—PR firm, travel expenses, hotels, meals, etc) mom and dad probably split 500 g’s. Woo Hoo. partey time.


28 posted on 04/05/2013 10:26:36 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: sakic; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I believe that comment is not the poster’s, but is simply quoting a statement from Trayvon Martin’s own Facebook Page.

The embarrassing stuff on his page was quickly erased, but some of the details were saved and gradually came out. This was one of them, as I recall.


29 posted on 04/05/2013 10:26:39 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why would the HOA insurance company settle with these schemers at a time when their whole scheme is falling apart????


30 posted on 04/05/2013 10:27:59 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well they pulled that off as expected....


31 posted on 04/05/2013 10:30:06 AM PDT by caww
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To: sakic

.....”parents being upset that their son is dead is not a criminal act nor something to be laughed at”......

Well that would depend on the parents wouldn’t it?...... This is blood money on the back of their son...and they started this from the get go as a means of monetary gain. I have little if any sympathy for these two.


32 posted on 04/05/2013 10:33:16 AM PDT by caww
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To: sakic; All
“People may believe that Zimmerman was defending himself but parents being upset that their son is dead is not a criminal act nor something to be laughed at.”

You are correct. Having said that, the system that allows this shakedown is corrupt.

I suspect that a settlement was reached because it has become so obvious that the case against Zimmerman is falling apart to the point of non-existence, which is what the initial police investigation found.

All this has been hyped up for the purposes of this lawsuit and to gin up support for President Obama’s reelection.

We have to go to a colorblind society. This is being prevented by the race hustlers and, particularly, the MSM.

All of these actions pushes us closer and closer to a violent confrontation when the majority finally find their persecution to be too much. I see cracks occurring in the MSM and in public discourse. The emperor wears no clothes, and a few people are willing to talk about it.

Comments on the criminality of the black urban underclass are more and more common. Everyone knows that they are true, but the MSM and the left has made it taboo to mention them. That taboo is failing.

We live in perilous times.

33 posted on 04/05/2013 10:33:34 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How on earth was the HOA responsible? Does this mean that they can cloud the title for every homeowner that is a member of the HOA? Just another reason to NOT ever belong to an HOA...


34 posted on 04/05/2013 10:33:47 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: sakic
Your post shows you are ignorant of the facts of the case and you should try to learn a little before you accuse others.

The poster was quoting Trayvon Martin describing himself. Those are Trayvon’s words and his own self-supplied nickname. Trayvon was proud to name himself that.

Since when is accurately quoting someone an excuse to make false allegations of racism?

35 posted on 04/05/2013 10:33:50 AM PDT by detective
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....”for producing a violent parasite on society they have been given possibly one million dollars.”.....

That was the intention from the get go. .....having followed this from the early beginnings they lied thru their teeth with the very first police report...and backtracked from then on after family member ,(Lawyer), painted a pie in the sky for them.


36 posted on 04/05/2013 10:37:13 AM PDT by caww
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

FWIW, I recall that Trayvon’s parents were suing the HOA, and Travelers Insurance, even though Travelers was not the company that was insuring the HOA at the time of Trayvon’s death.

Travelers filed a suit to fight that they were responsible to pay the Martin’s, and have the portion of the suit against Travelers tossed since they were not the Insurance Company at the time of his death. Travelers, IIRC didn’t beomve the HOA’s insurer until April. I have no idea how it worked out for Travelers.


37 posted on 04/05/2013 10:37:33 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Responsibility2nd

parasites


38 posted on 04/05/2013 10:37:53 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

...before or after taxes——


39 posted on 04/05/2013 10:38:13 AM PDT by malia
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

zot


40 posted on 04/05/2013 10:41:19 AM PDT by I got the rope
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To: sakic

Wow. Did you intend to start a flame war?

I see many people were kind enough to inform you of what you surely already knew. And that is NO LIMIT was his self-described gang name. So why were you claiming racism?

But your comments about if this happened to a child of ours and therefore our opinion might be different is also - well - just stupid.

Are you trying to insult the average FReeper by comparing us to the Martin parents? This could NOT have happened to us unless we were as they are.


41 posted on 04/05/2013 10:42:20 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: I got the rope

Zot? Are you like Sakic (post 23) and do not know that NO LIMIT NIGGA was his self described gang name? See the replies to post 23 and ease off the zot call.


42 posted on 04/05/2013 10:44:39 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You can bet their shyster lawyer will already have taken the full amount and has his hand out for more.


43 posted on 04/05/2013 10:45:03 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Responsibility2nd

making money off of the death of your child.... gross, and that goes double for the blood sucking lawyer.


44 posted on 04/05/2013 10:46:01 AM PDT by mike_9958
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To: CSM

This is setting the stage for every thug in America, at their parents’ behest, to target apartment complexes.


45 posted on 04/05/2013 10:47:58 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: I got the rope
I apologize for knowing more about the issue than others here, apparently. 'NO_LIMIT_N*GGA' was Trayvon's Twitter account name, chosen by HIM not me. What's in a name? Beating upon someone and not stopping (no limit) until that someone shoots you in the heart.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/26/the-daily-caller-obtains-trayvon-martins-tweets/

46 posted on 04/05/2013 10:49:56 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Responsibility2nd

low information posters —


47 posted on 04/05/2013 10:50:39 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
'NO_LIMIT_N*GGA' was Trayvon's Twitter account name


48 posted on 04/05/2013 10:50:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: caww

Lawsuits are the way of the land. For all races. Get rid of the lawyers.


49 posted on 04/05/2013 10:51:49 AM PDT by sakic
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