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City of Virginia Beach Settles Wrongful Death Case


The family of India Kager, the woman killed unintentionally during an officer-involved shooting in 2015, and the City of Virginia Beach have agreed to a jury's ruling that the city must pay the Estate of India Kager $800,000 in wrongful death damages.

Both the family and Virginia Beach had both discussed appealing the decision. The city didn't want settle while Kager's initially wanted $30 million in damages.

The settlement agreement states there will be no post-trial motions or appeals filed by any party, that the parties uphold their respective positions conveyed during the trial, and that the payment to the estate is not an admission of wrongdoing by the officers.

In August, a jury found two of four police officers involved in the incident negligent for their role in Kager’s and Angelo Perry’s (the father of her child) death, deciding for each ruling that the family should be paid $400,000 for a total of $800,000.

Kager’s and Angelo Perry’s four-month-old baby was in the backseat. Their child was not hurt.

The parties still have to obtain the Virginia Beach Circuit Court’s approval of the settlement. That hearing is scheduled for October 2, 2018.

A wrongful death lawsuit is filed when an individual is killed as a result of someone’s negligence or other liability. The surviving family is entitled to monetary compensation.

If you or someone you love lost their life through no fault of their own, please contact Kalfus & Nachman PC online or call (855) 880-8163 to schedule a private, no-cost consultation. Our Norfolk wrongful death lawyers represent people in Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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