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Trayvon Martin's family settles wrongful death claim: report
Reuters ^ | 4/5/2013 | Barbara Liston

Posted on 04/05/2013 7:04:08 PM PDT by South40

(Reuters) - The family of black teenager Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death last year by a neighborhood watch captain, has settled a wrongful death claim against the homeowners association of the Florida gated community where he was killed, a Florida newspaper reported on Friday.

Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the Martin family, filed paperwork outlining the settlement, which is thought to be more than $1 million, at a courthouse in Sanford, Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. Crump did not return calls for comment.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; sybrinafulton; tracymartin; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
SHOW ME DA MONEY!
1 posted on 04/05/2013 7:04:08 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Gone in 12 months


2 posted on 04/05/2013 7:09:02 PM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: South40

What the hell. The homeowners association of the Florida did not invite this piece of trash to walk on their property. The homeowners association of the Florida did not kill him. This punk earned his own death.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 7:11:50 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: South40

The HOA should have waited. If Z is found not guilty for the reason of self defense, they would not be liable.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 7:12:09 PM PDT by The people have spoken
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To: South40

He was such a fine young man.....


5 posted on 04/05/2013 7:13:49 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: South40

I’m speechless !

What slime.

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6 posted on 04/05/2013 7:14:48 PM PDT by Mears
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To: South40

Hey! Trayvon’s family finally got their blood money! Will they now instruct the Prosecution to cease their pursuit of Zimmerman?


7 posted on 04/05/2013 7:16:40 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: South40

Money solves everything in the liberal world.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 7:20:07 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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A couple of other threads if anyone is interested in the comments thereon:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3004532/posts
Trayvon Martin’s parents settle wrongful death claim (One Million Dollars?)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3004687/posts
Trayvon Martin’s parents settle wrongful death suit ‘for more than $1 million’


9 posted on 04/05/2013 7:26:38 PM PDT by deport
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To: South40
Where does this leave the social incentive to be a good parent?

This tells us that if you are the kind of sack of excrement that allows his minor child to wander around people's backyards high on drugs on a school night, you will be richly rewarded for your contemptible parenting.

10 posted on 04/05/2013 7:31:19 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Logical me
What the hell. The homeowners association of the Florida did not invite this piece of trash to walk on their property.

they did name him as Neighborhood Watch Captain.

11 posted on 04/05/2013 7:45:25 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: The people have spoken

The HOA probably had no control over the settlement. Knowing how these things work, I’m sure the settlement was worked out by their insurance company.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 7:56:13 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Yes, this payoff was arranged through the HOA, the insurance company and the local politicians as a payoff to the parents, in exchange for their calls for calm when Zim-man walks later this year.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 8:07:21 PM PDT by newyorkcityguns (newyorkcityguns.com - the last outpost of sanity in a failed state.)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Are You referring to George Zimmerman?

George Zimmerman was In-the-Right: both to be questioning Trayvon (a suspiscious hooded figure not local to the 'hood)

and to pull his self-defense pistol as Martin had him supine and slamming the back of G3eorge's head into the sidewalk concrete.

14 posted on 04/05/2013 8:14:42 PM PDT by ExcursionGuy84
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To: The people have spoken

Not necessarily. OJ received a wrongful death verdict against, even though he was found not guilty in the criminal trial.


15 posted on 04/05/2013 8:15:53 PM PDT by oincobx
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To: South40

Does anything make sense anymore?


16 posted on 04/05/2013 8:45:56 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: South40
I don't believe this.
If the losers accepted $1.95 as the settlement, the story would still be factual...
I would love to know which insurance company covered that HOA--- so I can stay as far away from them as possible...
17 posted on 04/05/2013 8:49:59 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: South40
ummm, Zimmerman hasn't been convicted of anything... why in the hell should they pay before he even went to trial???
18 posted on 04/05/2013 8:52:13 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Poison Pill
six...
19 posted on 04/05/2013 8:53:02 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: South40

Insurance company figured it would be cheaper to settle than to have pay damages if Zimmerman was found guilty, however unlikely that would be. The Rick Managers ran the numbers and a saw a civil jury trial, where standard of preponderance of evidence would be applied, as more dangerous than a settlement.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 9:43:43 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: South40

Fear of racist Black jurors is a powerful motivator to settle. No shortage of ‘em in Florida.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 9:46:35 PM PDT by montag813
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To: South40

“Someone’s got to pay!”


22 posted on 04/05/2013 10:57:37 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: NoLibZone
Money solves everything in the liberal world.

More specifically, other people's money solves everything in the liberal world. Nothing but leeches.

23 posted on 04/05/2013 11:02:36 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: ItsForTheChildren
“Someone’s got to pay!”

More like, "Someone gots to pay!"

24 posted on 04/05/2013 11:27:25 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: South40

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/04/05/cashing-in-trayvon-family-were-gonna-need-a-bigger-trashcan-1000000-00-extortion-success/


25 posted on 04/06/2013 12:02:41 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: South40

Zimmerman will go down as the murderer the state run media labeled him as while the grieving parents live they high life off of the blood money they got because they knew they had no case from the get go.


26 posted on 04/06/2013 4:30:52 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: South40

Better settle now, before they lose the trial. Why did the Homeowner’s association settle? Cowardice?


27 posted on 04/06/2013 4:47:45 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: South40

Let’s suspend judgement until the amount is known — the $ million-plus figure obviously comes from Crump, the same person who wants the real settlement amount kept secret. My guess is that the insurer settled for a relatively small sum (say $75,000), to get themselves out of the whole issue, and that Crump “implied without saying” the larger amount to his media helpmates.

Insurers who play the settlement game are why so many bogus, predatory lawsuits are filed. The pimps get richer while the companies just jack up the rates, which we all pay in higher prices.


28 posted on 04/08/2013 12:10:33 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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