Legal chapter closes for Minn. victims

Legal chapter closes for Minn. victims

An inspector climbs over rubble in 2007 as he examines the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, which collapsed over the Mississippi River. An engineering firm that consulted on the bridge agreed Monday to pay $52 million to victims.
SPENCER GREEN/AP
In this file photograph taken Aug. 5, 2007, an inspector climbs over rubble as he examines the Interstate 35W bridge, in Minneapolis, which collapsed over the Mississippi River. An engineering firm that consulted on the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed in 2007 has agreed Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, to pay $52.4 million to victims.(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, file)
An engineering firm that consulted on the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed in 2007 has agreed to pay $52.4 million to settle the last major piece of litigation brought by victims, attorneys said Monday. The settlement averts a trial that had been set for next spring that could have opened San Francisco-based URS Corp. to punitive damages.

Legal chapter closes for Minn. victims

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An inspector climbs over rubble in 2007 as he examines the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, which collapsed over the Mississippi River. An engineering firm that consulted on the bridge agreed Monday to pay $52 million to victims.
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SPENCER GREEN/AP
In this file photograph taken Aug. 5, 2007, an inspector climbs over rubble as he examines the Interstate 35W bridge, in Minneapolis, which collapsed over the Mississippi River. An engineering firm that consulted on the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed in 2007 has agreed Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, to pay $52.4 million to victims.(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, file)
An engineering firm that consulted on the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed in 2007 has agreed to pay $52.4 million to settle the last major piece of litigation brought by victims, attorneys said Monday. The settlement averts a trial that had been set for next spring that could have opened San Francisco-based URS Corp. to punitive damages.
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