The owners of a mobile home park in Long Beach, CA, that is sinking due to its location on a former landfill have agreed to pay roughly $50 million to 151 families who sued over the conditions, an attorney representing the residents announced today. He made the announcement after a judge approved the settlement earlier this week.
The settlement was reached after a jury awarded $39.5 million to an initial group of 30 litigants a year ago. The attorney for the plaintiffs, Brian Kabateck, at the time promised to file another lawsuit representing additional families in the 182-unit park.
The two sides had been in negotiations for the past year on an agreement to settle the case and end the lawsuit, which was filed in 2017.