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Bell Case Underlines Limits of Wrongful-Death Payouts

Date: July 28, 2010
Author: A. G. Sulzberger
QUOTE: The $3.25 million settlement that the city announced this week with the estate of Sean Bell, who was shot to death by the police in 2006, serves as a reminder of a ruthless truth about calculating settlements: It is generally cheaper to settle a case in which there was a death than one in which there was a serious injury.

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