West Virginia University settles rockslide lawsuits

August 17, 2021 GMT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has settled two lawsuits filed over injuries stemming from a rockslide.

Three people were taken to a hospital in February 2020 after boulders fell from a hillside, striking a car and a transit shuttle vehicle at the school.

The cases were settled earlier this month and an agreed order of dismissal says “all matters of controversy among the parties have been resolved,” The Dominion Post reported. The agreement did not disclose the amount of the settlement.

Both plaintiffs sought compensatory and other damages.

The school completed a $2.9 million remediation of the hillside last fall, the newspaper reported.