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updated: 4/30/2014 6:33 PM

$35,000 settlement for Dist. 300 student beaten on bus ride

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A $35,000 settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a West Dundee middle school and special needs student who attorneys argued had her leg broken when beaten by her peers on a school bus in October 2010.

The settlement, approved last month in Kane County court, came after years of court continuances and legal wrangling in which Community Unit District 300 was eventually dismissed from the lawsuit.

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Warrenville-based Durham School Services, which was the bus provider, will pay Cilvia Solis about $23,300 in the settlement and the remainder to attorney Jeffrey Deutschman.

Solis' daughter was a sixth-grader at Dundee Middle School when she suffered a broken leg, Deutschman said at the time the lawsuit was filed.

He could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

The girl was almost 13 when she was injured. She is now 16.

"(She was) injured when she was kicked, hit, and otherwise physically assaulted by other students on a school bus on Oct. 15, 2010," read part of the settlement documents. "The attorney retained (by Solis) believes the settlement offer as aforesaid is a fair and reasonable settlement to the claim of personal injury to the minor plaintiff."

Attorneys representing Durham could not be reached for comment.

Melissa Lynott-Mitchell, an attorney for District 300, said the district was removed from the lawsuit months ago.

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