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Stampede Victims' Families Reach Settlement With Club Owners

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“Lawyers representing the families of victims of the E2 nightclub tragedy have reached a tentative settlement with the club’s owners.

The $1.5 million settlement will be split among the more than one hundred plaintiffs in the case. Twenty-one people died and dozens more were injured in a stampede after security guards used pepper spray to break-up a fight on the club’s second floor.

Attorney Ed Grasse represents the club owners. He says they’re taking responsibility for their part in the 2003 tragedy to help the families get on a path to getting the closure that they need.

Victims families are still suing the City of Chicago and Clear Channel Communications, defendants who have much deeper pockets than the two local businessmen.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys say the settlement is important because their case will be strengthened by the cooperation of the club owners.”

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