City of Omaha Settles With Family of Boy Killed By Tree Branch
The family of a boy killed by a falling tree branch has reached a settlement with the city of Omaha, Omaha Housing Authority and Eden Tree and Landscape. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but it's know the city will pay $5,000 to seven-year-old Jeremiah Williams' family. His family sought $3 million in its lawsuit filed in December 2010, seven months after Jeremiah died when a tree branch fell on his head. They said the city and housing authority should have warned residents about the dangerous conditions and inspected the tree.