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City Council approves settlement for tree lawsuit

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The Savannah City Council has voted 5-4 to approve a settlement agreement awarding $9.5 million to a Savannah woman who was maimed when a large oak tree fell on the vehicle she was in.

Shanta Greene lost her leg and suffered other internal injuries, after a tree fell on her car. Greene was awarded $12 million by a jury earlier this year, but the city appealed the ruling.

Aldermen Van Johnson, Tom Bordeaux, Mary Ellen Sprague and Mayor Edna Jackson voted no. Aldermen Tony Thomas, Carol Bell, Estella Shabazz, John Hall and Mary Osborne voted in favor of the settlement. The city will not comment any further than a statement read in council.

WTOC's Don Logana is waiting for Greene's attorney, Howard Spiva, for comment.

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