- Associated Press - Monday, February 27, 2017

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - A city in Northern California has agreed to pay nearly $750,000 to settle a lawsuit, but the plaintiff is now dead.

The Modesto Bee reports (https://bit.ly/2lqMGnM ) that Patricia Mugrauer sued Modesto last year after a police officer entered her home without a warrant and pushed her. Mugrauer, a disabled senior, fell and broke her hip.

The lawsuit was settled for $745,651.01 plus legal costs, but the 69-year-old Mugrauer died on Jan. 26, a week after the settlement.

One of her attorneys, Sanjay Schmidt, says Modesto still owes the money to Mugrauer’s estate.

Blake Loebs, the lead attorney representing the city, says the city’s lawyers have looked at the effect Mugrauer’s death has on the case. He declined to comment further, saying some issues have not been resolved.


Information from: The Modesto Bee, https://www.modbee.com

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