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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Trayvon Martin’s family settles wrongful death lawsuit with Sanford, Florida, homeowner’s association

Benjamin Crump, the lawyer representing Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s parents says that while this ends litigation with the Retreat at Twin Lakes, plans for a civil suit against Zimmerman continue.

By David Knowles / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, April 5, 2013, 4:06 PM
PHOTO AP /John Minchillo
Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, agreed to
settle her wrongful death lawsuit against the housing
complex in Sanford, Fla. where her son was shot by
George Zimmerman.

 Sometimes justice is meted out in stages.

Trayvon Martin’s parents have settled a wrongful death claim with the homeowners association of the Retreat at Twin Lakes, the Florida housing complex where their son was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

PHOTO:  AP/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool
Despite the settlement, George Zimmerman (right)
and his lawyer, Mark O'Mara, still face the prospect
of a civil lawsuit brought by Martin's parents.

The undisclosed sum is believed to be more than $1 million, the Orlando Sentinel reported.


 Benjamin Crump, the lawyer representing Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s parents, provided copies of the settlement to Zimmerman’s attorney and the judge in the case on Thursday.

"It is understood and agreed that the payment made herein is not to be construed as an admission of any liability by or on behalf of the releasing parties; but instead the monies being paid hereunder is consideration for avoiding litigation, the uncertainties stemming from litigation as well as to protect and secure the good name and good will of the released parties," the settlement said.
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PHOTO:  Facebook
Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26, 2012
while walking at the Retreat at Twin Lakes, a housing
complex in Sanford, Fla.


  1. I have read about this case from another blog. Somehow, there has been a relief as Martin's family was able to settle the issue. However, what could be the sense of winning if a life has been taken and that we know that it will never be brought back again. I guess a wrongful death attorney does not only handle legal matters but deals perfectly with emotions.

  2. It's the system we have, there has to be some method to redress grievance, but when there is a death involved, all the law can offer is monetary compensation. The HOA was at fault for failing to check the background of GZ, they failed to accept, file and hear complaints about his conduct, and finally they failed to supervise him properly. So what can be done? Should they be imprisoned or executed for these failures? Of course not, They must, however, face some civil penalty. That is what has been done, they have accepted a negotiated penalty, rather than wait for a jury to decide what the penalty should be.

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