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Yucaipa Unified School District and Yucaipa Community College settle $15.75 million lawsuit over cheerleader’s death

Yucaipa Unified School District and Yucaipa Community College settle $15.75 million lawsuit over cheerleader’s death

Yucaipa School District reaches $15.75-million settlement in student’s death from asthma attack

Yucaipa School District reaches $15.75-million settlement in student’s death from asthma attack

Yucaipa School District reached a landmark $15.75-million settlement Monday in lawsuit involving a high school cheerleader’s death last year.

More than $15.75 million will be paid by Yucaipa Unified School District and Yucaipa Community College, according to a letter from attorneys for Gail Sperry, who sued the district over the cheerleader’s death in February 2013. The settlement will be paid by the district’s insurance carrier as well as a joint venture between the two entities.

Sperry’s attorneys in February had sought $15.75 million.

The total includes $3.2 million to cover medical expenses and a $3.75 million payment to Sperry’s family of a claim she previously filed on her own in order to receive more money.

Yucaipa, on the other hand, stands to receive a $1.1 million payment from district’s insurance carrier and a $1.6 million payment from the joint venture in addition to $1.75 million for the claim paid by Sperry’s family.

The district has paid $11.26 million to date to settle the case, according to Yucaipa Unified School District.

Yucaipa Community College agreed to pay $3.1 million to the family of a 23-year-old cheerleader killed by a chemical substance in her cheerleading squad bus in 2013.

At 2:30 a.m., the bus was filled with about 30 cheerleaders as they were headed from a competition to their hotel after the event.

Sperry’s attorneys say Sperry, a 24-year-old

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