SACRAMENTO, CA - Each of the 21 current and former University of California, Davis students who were pepper-sprayed during a campus protest last year will receive $30,000 in a settlement made public Wednesday.
An additional $100,000 will be set aside for claims made by other people affected in the incident. The so-called "settlement class members" will be chosen by a committee comprised of one person designated by the plaintiffs and one person chosen by the UC Regents, with payments capped at $20,000 per person.
The settlement also calls for UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi to provide a personal, individual written apology for the incident to each of the plantiffs.
The University of California will also pay $250,000 in plaintiff attorney fees, plus $20,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union.
The $1 million settlement was approved Sept. 13 during a closed meeting of the UC Regents in San Francisco.
The settlement will become final after a formal court hearing.
by George Warren, GWarren@news10.net