Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin's parents settle wrongful death claim (One Million Dollars?)
Posted on 04/05/2013 10:03:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2ndEdited 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.
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I dont see how the homeowners association could be liable for this. But our screwed up legal system allows a shakedown to avoid legal fees.
Wasn’t he on Neighborhood Watch? In effect, working for the HoA?
Most Neighborhood watches are volunteer organizations. Although the HoA may have coordinated this one.
Why would O'Mara be privy to this??????????????????????
O'Mara said the two parties then renewed talks and agreed to settle several months ago.Trayvon Martin's parents settle wrongful death claim - Lodinews.com - April 5, 2013
Crump provided a copy of the settlement to O'Mara's office and the judge Thursday, according to a cover page attached to the settlement that was placed in the case file.Trayvon Martin's parents settle wrongful death claim - Lodinews.com - April 5, 2013
If the residents agree with this, then I hope some liberal judge raises it to $100,000,000 and bankrupts them all.
I was just going to send that to you.
Nothing......That's why it was important that the Crump Scam Team get the DA to file charges against Zimmerman.
If I'm not mistaken, under the FL "stand your ground" law, you are protected from being sued if no charges are brought against you..........
This whole thing isn't about Zimmerman being convicted of any crime, the family could care less at this point. Their primary concern is the ultimate law suit for wrongful death that will be filed against Zimmerman himself even if he is found innocent.
It's all about the money...........
The approved neighborhood watch program which Zimmerman was a part of..........
If the dollar amount was determined several months ago, then they got top dollar or atleast the most that they could expect. It appears that it was settled at about the same time that the Defense began to turn up the heat on Crump and company. O’Mara wouldn’t have gone easy on them for the first few months until they got their deal penned, would he???
IMO, the deal with the HOA would be independent of the criminal trial, at least to the extent that the HOA or insurer wanted to dispose of the headache before the criminal trial was concluded. As far as I know, O'Mara had no involvement in the HOA case. His hands are full with the criminal defense, and whatever action he's facilitated in the defamation suit against NBC.
-- O'Mara wouldn't have gone easy on them for the first few months until they got their deal penned, would he? --
I really don't understand O'Mara's strategy, other than to be low key. He has been very slow to apply the law to his advantage. I don't think he would go easy on Crump for any reason except to wait for evidence to accumulate, and wait for the court to process the requests to depose Crump. That process fully played out as of March 28, and O'Mara was pretty quick to act on the adverse decision. He'd been applying pressure for several months.
Not only that, but such equating of culture and race represents a form of racism far more damaging than mere discrimination.
Doesn’t matter. They’ll blow it all in six months on drugs, alcohol, and gambling.
Actually the worst of all possible things just happened to Sybrina and Tracey. Da hood now knows dat dey gots da money — and there will be hands out wanting payback for passing trashcans and promoting the Trayvon for sainthood tour.
It costs to pull together a demonstration and put out propaganda. And they are going to be saying the big payday that we expected didn’t come and there will be some who won’t believe them and will want da money. These people are all gonnna be sayin” “show me da money” or else no next time.
If dis money isn’t spread around, the Trayvon express is going to be derailed.
Just FYI, Trayvon was delivering hot dinners to elderly white shut-ins for Meals on Wheels, when he came upon this portly hispanic gentleman repeatedly bashing his head against the concrete pavement in a bloody suicide attempt.
Setting down the warm dinners on top of his bible and his nuclear physics text, to insulate them from the colder ground, he compassionately rushed to the violent maniac's aid. The raving, almost-white lunatic began waving a semi-automatic pistol about and the heroic lad was shot while trying to wrest the gun away from the deranged racist maniac, who was almost white, or had noticeably white sort of genetic markers.
You probably did not know that Trayvon was a top student in his class, which due to GW Bush cutbacks has been unable to meet recently. He also played the cello, favoring Baroque composers, was a star athlete, and would have been an Eagle Scout, had the BSA not discriminated against blacks and gays at the express order of George W. Bush.
I demand justice here, UC! This Zimmerman who is almost white when seen from a distance, flouted FL state law when he brought a Keltec automatic to a fight. They are a dangerous assault weapon and must be banned, as the tragic demise of our Trayvon, this future Nobel Laureate has proven.
PS, Keltecs are doubly dangerous due to their notorious tendency to fire when the trigger is pulled ... or not ... or dropped. I have advised my colleague, Atty Crump to sue Keltec, as well.
actually that is not a high amount for a “wrongful death suit”...sounds like the association settled out of court for fear of jury manipulation that could have cost them more than that in lawyers fees even if they won the case (because if they win, the parents will keep appealing the decision). And with the wrong jury, they could lose ten times that much.
Such a small out of court settlement suggests the parents figured they’d lose in a fight.
A little tidbit:
Crump asked that the agreement remain confidential. However, the court has decided that there is no reason for the agreement to remain confidential, and is giving Crump 10 days to appeal that decision.
We have learned, that the homeowners associations insurance company did not have to pay out a claim on the case.
In his case he was delivering Skittles n Juice with Blunts on Jordans with a side order of Punch.