The state of Vermont’s insurance company has agreed to a multi-million dollar out-of-court settlement with the family of a Vermont State Trooper who was killed during a car chase more than nine years ago. Sgt. Michael Johnson was struck by a car driven by then-22-year-old Eric Daley, after Sgt. Johnson laid a spike strip on an interstate highway in an attempt to stop Daley from fleeing. Daley later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and got a 26- to 33-year sentence. The Vermont Supreme Court ruled in 2009 that Sgt. Johnson’s family could sue the state’s insurer for as much as $11 million. Hartford lawyer John Campbell represented the Johnson family. He did a very good job for them.
Source: Burlington Free Press
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