NEW ALBANY — Floyd County and David Camm have reached a settlement.
A settlement conference was held Friday and the two sides agreed on an amount. Camm will receive $450,000 from a lawsuit filed against the county and several individuals in October of 2014 alleging wrongdoing against him after he was charged and convicted twice for killing his wife and two small children at their Georgetown home in 2000. Camm was convicted in Floyd County in 2002, appealed the conviction only to be convicted again in 2006, a verdict that was later overturned. He was acquitted in 2013 after a third and final trial.
Several plaintiffs were listed in the lawsuit, and Friday's agreement "settles everything with Floyd County in the case," according to Floyd County Attorney Rick Fox. That includes the county, and investigators Jacqueline Vaught, Anthony Toran, Mark Henderson, Emily Fessel Miller and Barry Wayne Kessinger.
Camm's suit against the state of Indiana, which includes former Floyd County Prosecutor Stan Faith and current prosecutor Keith Henderson, along with several state police investigators and Englert Forensic Consultants LLC, is still pending. The "global amount" of the lawsuit was for $30 million. Of that, Floyd County settled for $450,000.
"The primary bad actors are still involved in the lawsuit," said Garry R. Adams with Clay Daniel Walton & Adams PLC in Louisville, who represented Camm.
Fox said four of the county's insurance carriers recommended the county approve the $450,000 settlement. It will only cost Floyd County its $5,000 deductible, Fox said.
"We are very happy this was resolved," Fox said Wednesday after details of the settlement were released.
The settlement conference lasted one day and the agreement was signed through the United States District Court Southern District in New Albany.
Besides the financial settlement, the agreement also states "the plaintiff agrees to file a dismissal with prejudice of Floyd County defendants, and the plaintiff will execute a full release in favor of the Floyd County defendants." Both sides were also responsible for their attorney fees.
The Floyd County Commissioners approved the settlement agreement Tuesday night, although details of the monetary amount were not released at that time. Commissioner Chuck Freiberger attended the settlement conference.