Family of Michigan Drowning Victim to Get $200K Settlement

March 7, 2013

The family of a man who drowned while at a camp for people with special needs is to receive $200,000 in a settlement with a mid-Michigan school district.

The Lansing State Journal reports the settlement between the family of Sean-Michael Glarner and Okemos Public Schools was approved last week during a hearing before an Ingham Circuit Court judge.

Glarner had a seizure in 2008 while in a pool at the Okemos Special Needs Day Camp. The camp was operated by the school district.

The 22-year-old Perry resident’s parents sued Okemos schools, but the state Court of Appeals ruled in December that the district couldn’t be sued because of governmental immunity.

Glarner’s parents, Hans and Denise, and their son, Nicholas, will get about $122,900 after court costs and lawyer fees.

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