Driver, Family Reach Settlement in Fatal Vermont Crash

June 25, 2014

The family of a Vermont woman killed in a hit-and-run crash last year has reached a settlement with the driver.

Merrill Outslay of Mendon, Vt., the husband of 71-year-old Jane Outslay, sued Christopher Sullivan in Rutland civil court earlier this year.

The 53-year-old Sullivan, former city attorney for Rutland, Vt., pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal crash and driving under the influence with death resulting.

The Rutland Herald reports both sides agreed to a $260,000 settlement that would end the wrongful death lawsuit in the April 2013 accident.

Matthew Anderson, the family’s lawyer, said Sullivan would pay $10,000 with $25,000 coming from Sullivan’s insurance company. That represents the maximum amount of his liability coverage.

The remaining $225,000 comes from the Outslays’ insurance as an under-insured motorist claim.

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  • July 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm
    Missy says:
    Does anyone else see a pattern emerging here? To me it sure seems like our traffic court lawyers (aka MB Neisner) and city attorneys like Sullivan see themselves as being abo... read more
  • June 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm
    How about a criminal negligence charge? says:
    This guy really is a piece of work.
  • June 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm
    Hmmmmm says:
    I hope the underinsured motorist goes after him to recover more.
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