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Trayvon Martin's parents settle wrongful death suit 'for more than $1 million'
Daily Mail ^ | 5-April-2013 | Hayley Peterson

Posted on 04/05/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT by InMemoriam

Trayvon Martin's parents have settled a wrongful death claim, reportedly for more than $1 million, against the Florida homeowners association where their son was killed.

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Under the terms of the settlement, Trayvon's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, agreed to drop their wrongful death claim as well as claims for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and expenses.

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(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: crump; florida; sybrinafulton; tracymartin; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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Crump pulls it off. I guess we can add robbery to assault with intent to do great bodily harm to the deceased's legacy.
1 posted on 04/05/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT by InMemoriam
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To: InMemoriam

Scum bags all..........


2 posted on 04/05/2013 5:35:53 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: InMemoriam

It is often cheaper to settle than win in court


3 posted on 04/05/2013 5:37:08 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: InMemoriam

Grifters.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 5:37:30 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: InMemoriam

“We are living in a dying country.” - Rush Limbaugh, April 5, 2013


5 posted on 04/05/2013 5:38:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: InMemoriam

After the lawyers get theirs, Trayvon’s parents will be lucky if they get $85.38 out of the deal.


6 posted on 04/05/2013 5:38:39 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: InMemoriam
Cashing in on their hoodlum son's death.

I can't think of anything more disgusting.

Whaddya want from a bunch of urbanite Obama voters I suppose......

7 posted on 04/05/2013 5:39:01 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: InMemoriam

Wait a minute. Isn’t one feature of the castle doctrine and stand your ground that you cannot be sued in civil court for defending yourself?


8 posted on 04/05/2013 5:40:35 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: InMemoriam
Wrongful death my arse.

Thug wannabee got his comeuppance. And parents get some money.

Holders/Obamas people get on rolling.

9 posted on 04/05/2013 5:40:42 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: InMemoriam

Cha Ching


10 posted on 04/05/2013 5:42:07 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: InMemoriam

Probably a bargain for society. Think of how much a budding thug like little travomn would have cost us? How many robberies,rapes, are murders would he have commited after killing zimmerman? Eventually the law would have caught up. How much would we have paid for a public defender, endless appeals and all the prison housing costs? In the end trayvon would have become a Muslim in prison. One day,not too far off, Holder would grant black muslim prisoners blanket amnesty to be let out and kill all the whiteys he could. So a million is a bargain.


11 posted on 04/05/2013 5:42:19 PM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: fwdude
Wait a minute. Isn’t one feature of the castle doctrine and stand your ground that you cannot be sued in civil court for defending yourself?

The family didn't sue Zimmerman. They sued the Homeowners' Association. I bet an insurance company just wanted the whole thing to go away.

12 posted on 04/05/2013 5:45:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: ohiobuckeye1997

Good riddance, rot and burn in hell, Martin ghetto thug punk.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 5:46:29 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: InMemoriam
Sounds like an insurance company decision to settle for policy limits.

They often decide to settle rather than take the chance on an unfavorable verdict. If there's a history of high jury verdicts in the county, plus the notoriety of the case, it's a good business decision.

Plus, in many states (I don't know about FL specifically) if a plaintiff's lawyer makes a demand and the insurer does not settle, and the verdict comes in for more than the demand, the insurer is on the hook for the entire amount plus attorney fees and costs.

So yeah, it's a good business decision.

14 posted on 04/05/2013 5:48:11 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: fwdude

“Wait a minute. Isn’t one feature of the castle doctrine and stand your ground that you cannot be sued in civil court for defending yourself?’
__________________________________________________

I understand that it was the homeowners assoc. that was sued.


15 posted on 04/05/2013 5:48:13 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: InMemoriam

You know who got most of it? The lawyers! 33 1/3 % plus expenses. By the time they’re through the deceased’s family will get a few thousand.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 5:48:41 PM PDT by Yankereb
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To: doc1019

I wouldn’t be surprised if the lawyers’ cut was 50% or even more, given the facts.


17 posted on 04/05/2013 5:49:18 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I have been thinking that since November. This country had the opportunity to hire a CEO that would have worked really hard to put us back on the road to prosperity. Instead we have the First Thug bringing us to bankruptcy and lying and smiling all the way there. Such a pity for the former greatest country on earth.


18 posted on 04/05/2013 5:51:18 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: InMemoriam

What a country! Only in America can a worthless piece of thug flesh end up being valued at $1M.


19 posted on 04/05/2013 5:51:55 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Yankereb

And the Gov’mt will get most of that.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 5:52:12 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: fwdude
Zimmerman wasn't sued in this case. The defendant was the homeowners' association.

Knowing how these things work, I'd say the association's insurance carrier simply put a pencil to paper and figured out how much it would cost to defend the association in the lawsuit -- and then just settled out of court.

21 posted on 04/05/2013 5:55:14 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: InMemoriam

Weez rich!


22 posted on 04/05/2013 5:55:29 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

WOW....didn’t listen to Rush today! What a true STATEMENT!!!!
SIGH.....


23 posted on 04/05/2013 5:56:19 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: InMemoriam
I bet the neighborhood BLING shops are smiling in great anticipation!
24 posted on 04/05/2013 5:56:48 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: InMemoriam

These Rotney King lookalikes will speand every p[enny of that million in 6 months.

They will be Obama rich only spending their blood money instead of our taxes.


25 posted on 04/05/2013 5:58:35 PM PDT by Venturer
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26 posted on 04/05/2013 6:02:49 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: doc1019

They deserve no more.


27 posted on 04/05/2013 6:03:56 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: InMemoriam

I guess they’ll next go after hoodie manufacturerers and the vendors who sell them. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


28 posted on 04/05/2013 6:05:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“’We are living in a dying country.’ - Rush Limbaugh, April 5, 2013.”

Yup.


29 posted on 04/05/2013 6:08:51 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“We are living in a dying country.” - Rush Limbaugh, April 5, 2013

El Rushbo is right - as always. Sadly, I never thought I would hear him say that. But, since November 6, I most strongly concur.


30 posted on 04/05/2013 6:08:58 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: InMemoriam

They should not have payed a cent. The boy tried to kill a watchman.


31 posted on 04/05/2013 6:10:39 PM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: fwdude

“Wait a minute. Isn’t one feature of the castle doctrine and stand your ground that you cannot be sued in civil court for defending yourself?”

They didn’t sue Zimmerman, they sued the HOA.


32 posted on 04/05/2013 6:11:45 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: InMemoriam

Sorry, but if someone is trying to cause death or serious injury to you, and you kill that person in self-defense, it’s not wrongful death. The homeowner’s association whimped out. And now shootings in self defense will be followed by lawsuits. Oh well, I guess it’s better to be sued than to be dead.


33 posted on 04/05/2013 6:20:30 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

“They often decide to settle rather than take the chance on an unfavorable verdict.”

If there was a settlement it contained a confidentiality agreement. That’s why there hasn’t been anything published about how much the settlement was for. Hell, it could have been for $10...or $10 million. But my suspicion is any settlement would have been much closer to the former than to the latter.


34 posted on 04/05/2013 6:20:30 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: InMemoriam
A jury hasn't even been seated yet.

The amount in the settlement is not known, and supposedly not to be made public by any involved party.
This is a Crump “avoid the appeal of the denial of a court ordered deposition” move.
Well, I guess the entire shakedown operation had to hurry up and happen before the opportunity for reparations from deep pockets was lost.

George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
That's a fact, and not disputed by anyone.

Am I alone in wondering what justice was served by this settlement?
Zimmerman isn't personally paying for it.
We don't know if it was murder, or justifiable self-defense yet.

35 posted on 04/05/2013 6:21:46 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: fwdude

Here in Texas, yes. If the grand jury finds the shooting justified, there won’t be a civil suit.
Of all the crap I’ve read in the last few weeks, this is the most disgusting. It truly is time for a civil war.These people have been awarded money because their son was an attemted murderer.How much more slap in the face are we supposed to take? I’m not going to sleep well tonite.


36 posted on 04/05/2013 6:22:02 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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How much of that money do you suppose they will still have when Geeorge Zimmerman wins a civil lawsuit aginst them and their deceased son? Imagine some of that money going to George Zimmerman.


37 posted on 04/05/2013 6:27:17 PM PDT by WhiskeyX (The answer is very simple and easy to understand economics. The U.S. Treasury is printing vast)
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To: InMemoriam

Will this have any effect on George Zimmerman’s trial? The homeowner’s association is essentially saying that Martin’s death wasn’t his own fault.


38 posted on 04/05/2013 6:27:28 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Your comment is offensive. While I believe Zimmerman is getting a raw deal, Trayvon is dead and doesn’t believe to be called names like that.

A person’s life is valued around future earnings. 20-30 yrs at 40-50k is around $1M. The insurance company didn’t want a $10-20M award (and don’t forget the legal hours the case would eat) and settled for the lowest amount if they lost.


39 posted on 04/05/2013 6:28:15 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: ought-six

Let’s find out who the insurance company is so we’ll know who not to buy insurance from before they can throw us to the hyenas.


40 posted on 04/05/2013 6:29:25 PM PDT by WhiskeyX (The answer is very simple and easy to understand economics. The U.S. Treasury is printing vast)
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To: AnAmericanMother

The lawyer fee is agreed to before hand. And each state has different max. FLorida:

· If the case is concluded at any point after the filing of an answer or demand for appointment of arbitrators or, if no answer is filed or no demand for appointment of arbitrators is made, the expiration of the time period provided for such action, through the entry of judgment, the maximum fee is 40 percent of any recovery up to $1 million.

· In addition to the above fee, if you and your attorney settle your case for an amount between $1 million and $2 million, or if you win at trial and your recovery is between $1 and $2 million, the fee is 30 percent of the recovery between $1 million and $2 million.


41 posted on 04/05/2013 6:30:22 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: doc1019

They will wake up and realize that the lawyers got around forty percent, then the tax guy adds up the reminder of the one million, and the family is lucky to get $200k.

The association that paid this out? They will have all kinds of people asking why association fees suddenly go up in 2014, and refusing to cooperate.


42 posted on 04/05/2013 6:59:31 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: FlingWingFlyer

WOW....didn’t listen to Rush today! What a true STATEMENT!!!!
SIGH.....


43 posted on 04/05/2013 7:06:40 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Sounds like an insurance company decision to settle for policy limits.
They often decide to settle rather than take the chance on an unfavorable verdict. If there's a history of high jury verdicts in the county, plus the notoriety of the case, it's a good business decision.

Plus, in many states (I don't know about FL specifically) if a plaintiff's lawyer makes a demand and the insurer does not settle, and the verdict comes in for more than the demand, the insurer is on the hook for the entire amount plus attorney fees and costs.

So yeah, it's a good business decision.

Not so much, The weaselly insurance company actually tried to weasel out of paying anything

http://blogs.findlaw.com/injured/2012/08/trayvon-martins-mom-sued-by-travelers-insurance-co.html

Fulton made an insurance claim against Traveler's for about $75,000, reports The Washington Post. The insurance company had a policy with the homeowners' association at the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Fla., where Trayvon Martin was killed, agreeing to cover the costs of certain injuries.

But instead of paying out Fulton's claim, Traveler's filed a lawsuit against Fulton so that a court would step in and clarify just what damages it owes, if any

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By filing the lawsuit against Sybrina Fulton, Traveler's is seeking a declaratory judgment from a judge. Generally, a declaratory judgment differs from other judicial rulings in that it does not require that any action be taken. Instead, the judge simply issues an opinion declaring the rights of each of the parties involved after analyzing the controversy. It should be noted, however, that a declaratory judgment is conclusive and legally binding. Traveler's Insurance Company basically sued Trayvon Martin's mom first, before she had a chance bring a lawsuit against the company. The judge's declaratory judgment will determine just what rights Sybrina Fulton has to recover damages from the insurance company.

That will be one million, thank you. \=
44 posted on 04/05/2013 7:38:14 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: RoosterRedux

The condo association just rewarded these two degenerates for raising an ignorant criminal. Their baby boy was worthless to them when he was alive. This payout was the only thing they were after. I can see them giving each other a high five and chest bumping in celebration. They’re disgusting.


45 posted on 04/05/2013 7:38:40 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: sarasmom

“Their lawyer, Benjamin Crump, says he intends to file suit against Zimmerman, as well.”


46 posted on 04/05/2013 7:49:04 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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"The association's insurer, Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America, filed suit in federal court in August, asking a judge to clarify its liability in the case, but that suit was dropped in November.

"Travelers is not a party to the settlement," the company said in a prepared statement. "The settlement would have been with other insurers of the homeowners association and/or the property managers."

The policy had a $1 million limit, according to federal-court records, and went into effect March 30, 2012, a few weeks after Trayvon was shot. Trayvon's mother filed a claim with the insurer after it went into effect, according to federal-court records."

47 posted on 04/05/2013 7:52:57 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: ohiobuckeye1997

BRILLIANT!

what a great way to view this scenario.never thought of that!


48 posted on 04/05/2013 8:20:51 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Ready4Freddy
Trayvon's mother filed a claim with the insurer after it went into effect

WTH?????????????????????

49 posted on 04/05/2013 9:00:38 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: InMemoriam
who on earth represented the homeowners assn.???

publish his name so if one is looking for an inept law firm, they can look him up....good grief

50 posted on 04/05/2013 9:08:43 PM PDT by terycarl
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