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Miami Bridge Collapse Victims in $103M Settlement

Twenty-six companies being sued in connection with their role in the doomed Florida International University pedestrian bridge project have agreed to contribute a total of nearly $103 million to settle bodily injury claims to the families of six people who died and 15 who were injured in the March 2018 bridge collapse, according to a proposed settlement agreement filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Miami.

Five people in vehicles and one worker died on March 15, 2018 when the bridge collapsed

Only one of the companies being sued in state court for wrongful death and personal injury, the Louis Berger engineering firm, has declined to join in the settlement agreement.

Louis Berger, which the NTSB determined failed to properly review and catch fatal errors in bridge design plans created by FIGG Bridge Engineers, has resolved three of the death claims on its own, its attorney told a state court judge Wednesday. But it continues “to litigate with certain parties that we don’t see eye to eye (with), either on their damages or on their allocation of what they perceive to be Louis Berger’s responsibility,” the firm’s attorney said in court.

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