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- Sep 20, 2018
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$23.5 million will go to families of people who died, and $9.2 million will go to Sam Maxwell, who survived the fire with lifelong injuries.
"This was a horrific tragedy that deeply impacted every corner of our community," Oakland's City Council wrote in a statement. "The City continues to assert, as the agreement provides that it is not liable for these tragic losses. The City decided to settle this case because of the cost-benefit analysis."