- 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.

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

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