Nov 13, 2012 posted by: Kelli Steele - WGMD News
Superior Judge Joseph Slights has approved the $123-million class action settlement in the civil case that will compensate victims of former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley. This settlement is against all the defendants and ends all litigation. The class includes all the patients of Bradley over a 15 year period, which is about 74oo. The pool of victims is estimated between 600 and 1100 and attorneys say between 925 and 950 have come forward as part of the settlement. The class action is still open – but will close on December 14th.
UPDATED STORY: There will not be a decision today on whether a $123-million settlement in the class-action civil suit against convicted child molester Earl Bradley. Superior Court Judge Joseph Slights heard from legal representation and victims families today, but has closed the court and will render a decision on Monday. If the settlement is approved, Bradley’s many victims would be monetarily compensated for the crimes they suffered at his hands. Bradley is currently serving 14 life sentences plus 164 years in prison.
ORIGINAL STORY: Delaware Superior Court Judge Joseph Slights will today determine whether to accept a $123 million settlement in the class-action civil suit against convicted child molester Earl Bradley.
Judge Slights is expected to approve the settlement meaning Bradley’s many victims would be monetarily compensated for the crimes they suffered at the hands of the former Lewes pediatrician.
Bradley is currently serving 14 life sentences and 164 years in prison at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smryna.