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Residents of sinking mobile home park win $50M settlement

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.

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