The proposal, announced earlier this year, still requires court approval. If accepted, the agreement would eliminate the need for a lengthy court battle over responsibility for the E.coli contamination last May.
E.coli Settlement Proposed
June 1, 2001
Citizens of Walkerton, Ontario, where E.coli bacteria killed seven and sickened thousands, would get at least $1,400 each under a tentative resolution to a class-action lawsuit. Under the proposed agreement, people who suffered serious illness or the death of a relative could seek larger amounts.