Student Tackled, Injured During Pep Rally Settles For $10.5 Million

(June 30, 2016, 12:14 PM EDT) -- BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On June 29, the morning a California jury was set to begin deliberations over how much a school district should pay a former student who sustained a severe brain injury during a pep rally, his attorneys announced that the school district had settled the suit for $10.5 million (Mitchell Carter v. Kern High School District, No. S1500-CV-275395, Calif. Super., Kern Co.).

Mitchell Carter’s attorneys told Judge David Lampe of the Kern County Superior Court that the settlement would be structured allow him to...
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