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Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Settlement in Va. Tech student wrongful death suit

BLACKSBURG, Va. — A wrongful death lawsuit brought against Virginia Tech by the family of a student who committed suicide has been settled.

The family of Daniel Sun Kim had sought $43 million after he was found Dec. 9, 2007, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a car in a Christiansburg parking lot.

According to a court order reported Monday by The Roanoke Times, the state has agreed to pay $250,000 and create a $100,000 scholarship fund to settle the suit.

Virginia Tech will also establish a $100,000 scholarship in Kim’s name, place a memorial plaque somewhere on campus and enact a policy of considering immediate notification of the parents or guardians of any student who is thought to be suicidal.

The lawsuit was brought in Fairfax Circuit Court in 2009.

By the Associated Press  |  08:23 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

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