Man Pays Legal Settlement With 4 Tons of Quarters
Father has to return money he got from accident that killed son
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 1, 2013 7:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – A southern Illinois businessman has paid off part of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags. Roger Herrin of Harrisburg was ordered by an appellate court to repay $500,000 in insurance money related to a 2001 car accident in which his teenage son died. The reimbursement followed years of legal disputes about how the insurance money was apportioned to the crash victims.

Herrin originally got $600,000 of the $800,000 payout, but other victims then sued, reports the Huffington Post. In protest of the court decision, the 76-year-old Herrin repaid nearly a third of the money—$150,000—with 50-pound bags of quarters he had trucked in by the Federal Reserve bank in St. Louis. The coins were delivered Wednesday to a Marion law firm. Herrin says he paid in quarters because paying in pennies wasn't feasible.

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Aug 2, 2013 8:40 PM CDT
good for him!
Aug 2, 2013 8:40 PM CDT
If he'd been in the lame star state of Tax-us, Rick the Dick Perry would have never let him collect more than $5,000, since Tax-us republicons believe in selling out to big business.
Aug 2, 2013 4:22 PM CDT
This guy is a jackass. The judge made the decision. the attorneys office he dumped the quarters on were hired by someone else, They dimply did the job they were hired to so. The other victims were entitled to an award.