Mother settles lawsuit with contractor in son's drowning

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The mother of a young boy who fell into a culvert and drowned has settled her lawsuit against the contractor who built the culvert.

Brittni Clark filed the lawsuit after the death of her son, Jassiah Clark, 4, more than two years ago.

Jassiah Clark vanished from his home on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. He was reported missing and was found dead in the sewer hole two days later near his home on Robertson Avenue.

The lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial this month.

"We're very glad it's over," said Lewis Unglesby, Clark's attorney. "Once everybody understood their responsibilities, they did what's right."

Unglesby would not state the amount settled for, but said, "It was extremely fair."

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