Minn. Reaches $38M Deal Over Bridge Collapse

Law360, New York (May 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The state of Minnesota is ready to hand over $38 million to the victims of last summer's fatal bridge collapse, with lawmakers putting the finishing touches on a compensation package after months of wrangling over the state's liability in the incident.

State lawmakers revealed the proposed plan on Friday, with everyone on the bridge entitled to receive up to $400,000 while an additional $12.6 million has been earmarked for those most severely injured.

“I look forward to signing this legislation into law,” said Minnesota Gov. Tim...
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