PA Widow Wins $5M Settlement in Workers’ Comp Case

A city council in Pennsylvania has approved a $5 million settlement with the estate of a police officer who was shot and killed inside police headquarters more than four years ago.

Council members in Easton, Pennsylvania, met with a city solicitor and an attorney for the police officer’s estate behind closed doors.The settlement ends a two year legal fight with the widow of officer Jesse Sollman.

Scottsdale Insurance Co., which carries the city’s $10million police policy, had refused to pay Carin Sollman for her husbands death.The Insurance Company argued that the workers’ comp claim must be paid by the city alone.

U.S. District Court Judge Juan R. Sanchez dismissed Scottsdale’s arguments and held them responsible for covering the city of Easton.

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