Attorneys for all parties in a high-profile boat crash that left a young woman dead and helped launch the discovery of the Murdaugh crime saga in South Carolina have responded to the recent $18 million in multiple lawsuit settlements reached over the weekend in the 2019 fatal boating incident involving notorious convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh and his late son, Paul.
Attorneys for multiple plaintiffs confirmed that, after a nearly day-long mediation session on Sunday, July 16, a number of settlement agreements totaling $18 million were signed and await court approval.
After a circuit court judge denied motions to change venue and sever defendants Alex Murdaugh and Gregory M. Parker/Parker’s Corporation, a mediation meeting was held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the law offices of mediating attorneys Clawson and Staubes, LLC, in Charleston.
The settlements were signed off for the wrongful death suit filed by the family and estate of Mallory Beach, who died in the February 2019 Beaufort County boat crash, as well as the subsequent personal injury lawsuits filed by the surviving boaters, Anthony Cook, who was Mallory’s boyfriend at the time of her death, Connor Cook, Miley Altman, and Morgan Doughty.
Beach family attorneys confirmed that their settlement was $15 million, and other attorneys involved in the case confirmed that the total of all settlements was $18 million.
Now, attorneys for all parties have issued statements in response to the settlements.
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Gregory M. Parker and his Parker’s Corporation were named as co-defendants in these lawsuits, and were accused of illegally