- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Joan Rivers’ family against a medical clinic (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

A New York City endoscopy clinic where comedian Joan Rivers underwent a procedure before her death says it’s committed to providing quality patient care.

Yorkville Endoscopy’s statement came Thursday after attorneys representing Rivers’ family said they reached a settlement in a malpractice case against it.

Rivers was 81 years old when she died in September 2014. A medical examiner found she died of brain damage due to lack of oxygen after she stopped breathing during an endoscopy days earlier.

Yorkville Endoscopy says both sides agreed to a settlement to avoid protracted litigation. It says it remains committed to providing quality and compassionate health care services.

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6:30 p.m.

Melissa Rivers has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit she filed against a New York clinic where her mother, comedian Joan Rivers, had an endoscopy and later died.

The case was filed in January 2015. Melissa Rivers’ attorneys confirmed Thursday it had been settled.

Rivers says the settlement will ensure those to blame for her mother’s death “have accepted responsibility for their actions.”

Joan Rivers died in September 2014 at age 81. A medical examiner found she died of brain damage due to lack of oxygen after she stopped breathing during an endoscopy days earlier.

Melissa Rivers’ attorneys won’t reveal the terms of the settlement. They say they want people to focus on Joan Rivers’ legacy.

The Yorkville Endoscopy clinic hasn’t responded to a request for comment.

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