Parkland Shooting: FL Supreme Court capped compensation at $300G for families and victims

The Florida Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that state law places a $300,000 limit on how much the Broward County School Board can be forced to pay to families and victims in lawsuits filed after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Miami Herald reported.

“The phrase ‘same incident or occurrence’ is most reasonably understood as referring to the criminal event as a whole, not to the smaller segments of time and action that make up the crime against each individual victim, because this is the way that we commonly talk about this type of tragic occurrence — as a single event with multiple victims,” the ruling said when addressing the concerns of the attorneys for the families who had argued that each gunshot from alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz were separate incidents and that their clients should each receive $200,000.

Read more about the ruling at Miami Herald.

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