UPDATE 4:06 P.M.: The UM System will pay $756,151 to Leigh Britt, as well as provide a “tuition and fee waiver” for Stormy Britt, Leigh and Bruce’s daughter.
ORIGINAL STORY: Judge Jodie Asel approved the settlement in the wrongful death case between Leigh Britt and the UM System Curators on Monday.
Lt. Bruce Britt was working on behalf of the Columbia Fire Department and died while responding to a walkway collapse at University Village, a university-owned complex, back in February 2014.
Court documents say the “City of Columbia has paid workers’ compensation benefits including ongoing weekly workers’ compensation death benefits to Bruce Britt’s dependents beginning from the date of his fatal injury to the present.”
In Feb., both sides had reached a settlement, provided a few things happen, such as setting up a “conservatorship” for the child of Bruce and Leigh, Stormy Leigh, and getting a disclosure of interest from Wanda Britt McDonald. Those things have happened, and Judge Asel made the settlement official on Monday.