Family reaches $28M settlement in Big Dig tunnel collapse
(NECN) - Attorneys say the family of Melina Del Valle, the woman killed in Boston's Big Dig tunnel collapse in 2006 has reached a $28 million global settlement with 15 entities named in a wrongful death lawsuit. The main defendants in the lawsuit included companies that worked on the Big Dig - ...
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A look. Through the evening breaking news out of Boston tonight it's attorneys say the family of Milan until finding the woman who was killed in Boston's Big Dig tunnel collapse in 2006. Has reached a 28 million dollar global settlement with fifteen entities named and -- wrongful death lawsuit. That's settlement was announced earlier tonight by attorneys for device husband. And three adult children joining us on the phone now is -- dinner attorney for -- -- husband. -- dinner argue with us. Yeah. And give us it's many details as you can about the settlement that was reached. Well and that's -- Tuesday -- both also it settles all affairs of the -- -- -- -- -- -- particular fifteen minutes that would exclude. And where world world quite content whether it is big business the kind of closure we would look or ever present and devoted. And ever wanted to do was. It is a sense in light of that it would actually happen and for people to be responsible for a and I think he's accomplished what he's to doing -- Do you feel vindicated it was quite good about. Mister -- you this is being called a settlement is there an admission of responsibility. Specifically involved in the settlement. Specifically noses speculation dismissal as being incident series. And but it would ignoring those conducted over the Atlanta -- So there is no admission of responsibility or admission of guilt may not be the right word but responsibility would be that. Well actually no expensive -- responsibility -- As does the traveling upset about that. I think it's early -- of this -- what happened here would be given the amount of money that's been over implement. The depositions it would take this is given information and -- in this -- I think it's very good as anyone. Including definitely what happened there they'll ever wanted to -- that would it have been here they have there one of the problems that if there were. They wanted her to be remembered the right way and and -- -- twenty million dollars hasn't been over the going to be able to use it reveals that the sort of different foundations. They want to send up and her and her memory and and as far as it can turn -- paint twenty million dollars. Certainly. That is going to be a an indication to companies in the future than to have the business of the Detroit. Can you give us any details about how that 28 million dollars is broken down when -- -- there were fifteen entities named. And this new and they defendants. I included the companies that worked on the big day and Massachusetts turnpike authority how to separate out who all of that. I think bit -- Bechtel. Along with moderate and MB DA. It's a fourteen point five million dollars and call. I believe powers to basics and those four. Newman. If it's four million dollars. Another bunch of small defendants in the thing's certain amount of money every -- Fleming by Erik Cole is. It is. And they're paying I don't know exactly what they're paying but the it's always somewhere at all about it just -- -- you know. Jeffrey -- attorney for Andrew Angel don't volume. With Jews to -- at some details on the settlement reached in that Big Dig ceiling collapse case some years ago thank you mr. that are predicted it. Again the family of the woman killed when a Big Dig tunnel ceiling collapsed. Reaches the settlement of 28 million dollars with fifteen entities named in the wrongful death case death.