Minn., Bridge Victims Strike $38M Compensation Deal

Victims eligible for $400K apiece
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2008 1:19 PM CDT
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark Rosenker points to a photograph as he answers questions Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2007 about the investigation of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minn....   (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
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(Newser) – Minnesota will establish two funds totaling $38 million to compensate victims of the Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people last summer, the Star Tribune reports. One pool allows victims up to $400,000 each; the other provides those "extraordinarily impacted" by the collapse with extra funds for medical bills and other needs. In exchange, victims will waive their right to sue the city or state.