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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ind. Courts - "Floyd County reaches settlement with David Camm" [Updated]

Adding to a very long list of ILB posts about David Camm, dating back to 2004, Chris Morris of the New Albany News & Tribune reports today in a story that begins [ILB emphasis]:

A settlement conference was held Friday and the two sides agreed on an amount. Camm will receive $450,000 from a lawsuit filed against the county and several individuals in October of 2014 alleging wrongdoing against him after he was charged and convicted twice for killing his wife and two small children at their Georgetown home in 2000. Camm was convicted in Floyd County in 2002, appealed the conviction only to be convicted again in 2006, a verdict that was later overturned. He was acquitted in 2013 after a third and final trial.

Several plaintiffs were listed in the lawsuit, and Friday's agreement "settles everything with Floyd County in the case," according to Floyd County Attorney Rick Fox. That includes the county, and investigators Jacqueline Vaught, Anthony Toran, Mark Henderson, Emily Fessel Miller and Barry Wayne Kessinger.

Camm's suit against the state of Indiana, which includes former Floyd County Prosecutor Stan Faith and current prosecutor Keith Henderson, along with several state police investigators and Englert Forensic Consultants LLC, is still pending. The "global amount" of the lawsuit was for $30 million. Of that, Floyd County settled for $450,000.

"The primary bad actors are still involved in the lawsuit," said Garry R. Adams with Clay Daniel Walton & Adams PLC in Louisville, who represented Camm.

Fox said four of the county's insurance carriers recommended the county approve the $450,000 settlement. It will only cost Floyd County its $5,000 deductible, Fox said. * * *

The settlement conference lasted one day and the agreement was signed through the United States District Court Southern District in New Albany.

[Updated at 10:04 am] Here is Madeleine Winer's story in the Evansville C&P.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 18, 2016 08:16 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts