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Judge approves Virginia Tech settlement

As reported by the AP, Richmond Circuit Judge Theodore J. Markow approved the state’s settlement with most of the families of those killed in the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech. The ruling today gives judicial approval to resolution of 24 of the 32 death claims. Four other such claims will go before the court at a later date. Two families have filed notices of claim, suggesting they intend to take their cases to trial. Two other families have filed no claims.

Judicial approval is needed for settlement of only the death claims. The overall proposed state settlement totals $11 million.

The office of the attorney general has posted the petition and an 11-page sample settlement agreement on its website here.

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