- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) - A judge has approved a settlement stemming from the death of a Chesterfield County 7-year-old girl who died of a severe allergic reaction after eating a peanut another student gave to her at school.

The mother of Amarria Denis Johnson had sought $10 million in her wrongful death lawsuit filed against a county employee and the state.

Under the settlement approved by a Circuit Court judge, Johnson’s mother will receive $662,500, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1P9FC8G).

Laura Mary-Beth Pendleton filed suit in June 2013 after her first-grade daughter suffered the fatal allergic reaction in January 2012. She had been given the peanut by another student during recess.

Amarria was severely allergic to nuts and other foods.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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