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CA Families of Mass Shooting Victims to Receive $8M

The families of nine people killed last year by a co-worker at a California rail yard will receive $8 million to settle damage claims filed last November, officials said.

The agreement was reached with the families of eight of the nine people killed on May 26, 2021, at a San Jose rail yard by a colleague who then killed himself, the Valley Transportation Authority announced Thursday, the Mercury News reported.

Family members say there still are no answers from VTA management or the main union as to why Sam Cassidy, who was the subject of four investigations into his workplace conduct, was kept on the job. Investigations by the VTA and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s department have yielded no public results.

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