Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin wrongful death suit settled
Posted on 04/06/2013 10:41:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A wrongful death suit filed by the parents of black teenager Trayvon Martin who was shot to death by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been settled, according to documents filed in a Florida court yesterday.
From Orlando Sentinel:
Trayvon Martin's parents have settled a wrongful-death claim for an amount thought 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 Friday.
In the five pages of the settlement that were available for public review, the settlement amount had been marked out. Lower in the agreement, the parties specified that they would keep that amount confidential.
When asked during an earlier interview whether the amount was more than $1 million, Crump said: "I have no comment on that subject ... I know you did not get that from me." Trayvon was shot to death by Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman at the Retreat at Twin Lakes townhomes in Sanford on Feb. 26, 2012. Zimmerman served as head of the Neighborhood Watch and called police that evening, describing Trayvon as suspicious. He has said the teen attacked him and he fired in self-defense.
The community-association manager, Kent Taylor, did not return phone calls from the Orlando Sentinel about the settlement. Neither did its attorney, Thomas R. Slaten Jr.
Robert Taylor is founding partner of Taylor & Carls P.A., a law firm that represents homeowner associations but has no connection to the Retreat at Twin Lakes.
"When claims are filed, they're filed against anybody who could possibly have any culpability," he said. Trayvon's parents must have concluded that Zimmerman's homeowners association did, he said, thus the claim.
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A million bucks is cheap to make this go away. Probably does not help Zimmerman’s defense, but .............
Now take your money and go away!
I wonder what the monthly fees are if they have a spare million dollars in their account.
> I wonder what the monthly fees are if they have a spare
> million dollars in their account.
Prolly an insurance policy payout.
Their insurance rates will, of course, increase, however.
This shouldn’t have been allowed until conclusion of the trial.
Insurance companies wouldn’t roll over that fast nor for that much. Must be why all the details of the settlement are left out. They maybe didn’t get near what they wanted. This is what passes for journalism these days.
Maybe now Zimmerman can sue for assault and injuries suffered at the hands of Trayvon.
That’s more than the yout would have stolen over his whole lifetime.
It all about the money.
Sad but true!!!
Only in America....land of the sue-happy ‘gimme freebies’.... could two crappy excuses for parents be awarded money for the consequences of their thug-in-the-making son’s actions of attacking a neighborhood watch person. This is the backasswards kind of justice that all of us that are not considered “Holder’s people” can expect from now on.
I have never seen anyone go after the money so fast as his family did.
<>Their attorney, Benjamin Crump, filed that paperwork at the Seminole County Courthouse, a portion of which was made public Friday.<>
The Sentinel reported on Friday that the settlement amount was crossed out of paperwork filed at the Seminole County Courthouse. Later in the day, the document appeared to have been withdrawn from public view.
Although a cover page indicated copies of the settlement were given to Zimmermans lawyer and the judge presiding over the criminal trial, Vincent told Reuters that the defense team did not receive its copy.
Crump and the media have pulled another DeeDee —
The next civil suit to come out of this case will likely come from Zimmerman -- against the HOA. He will claim that the HOA governing documents indemnify and hold harmless its officers, directors and other agents who act in a volunteer capacity, and will demand financial compensation to cover the legal fees he has incurred in his defense.
Mark my words ... it's coming, folks.
This is so wrong. Extortion is the proper word. This black family is exactly what is wrong with America.
Travelers was the carrier. They paid. My guess is the policy was for 1 million. I am sure the homeowners would have contested if the amount was much beyond that but they agree to subrigation when they insure.
I think one should address any problems with this settlement directly with them through the CEO. This is a travesty.
Million Dollar Babie$!!!
It could get worse than that and turn full circle. Since Crump opened up Pandora's Box by making this confidential settlement public, the HOA could then go after Crump for any subsequent payouts to Zimmerman.