Attorneys: Timber company reaches $10 million deal in Oso landslide

Glenn Farley reports

SEATTLE- The Latest on a lawsuit stemming from a deadly Washington state landslide.

Attorneys say a timber company that logged an area above a massive 2014 landslide has agreed to pay $10 million to people who survived and family members of people who died in the slide.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs announced the sum Monday after the deal with Grandy Lake Forest Associates was revealed. The company didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

The lawsuit was filed following the devastating Oso landslide, which killed 43 people and wiped out a rural neighborhood.

Plaintiffs alleged that the state, Snohomish County and Grandy Lake have liability for worsening damage from the slide or failing to warn about the danger in the area.

Attorneys announced a $50 million settlement Sunday with the state of Washington.

King County Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff said in court that no legal proceedings could bring back those who were killed, but he told family members he hoped the settlement can bring some closure.

Video: Oso survivors reflect on the landslide

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