SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of an 11-year-old Utah boy killed in a bear attack while camping has settled a wrongful death suit filed against state wildlife authorities.
Lawyer Tyler Young wouldn't reveal the amount of the settlement Monday, but Utah law limits government awards to less than $584,000.
Samuel Ives was mauled by a black bear during a 2007 Father's Day camping trip in American Fork Canyon. The family said authorities failed to warn people about the bear after it attacked other campers.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports the family wanted the state to start a dangerous wildlife warning system, but didn't get any policy changes in the settlement.
The boy's family also won a nearly $2 million against federal authorities in charge of the land near the campsite in 2011.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com