Settlement Reached In Accent Signage Shooting Suit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a man killed in the 2012 office shooting at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis has reached a settlement with the company.
Details weren't disclosed. Plaintiff's attorney Phil Villaume says Monday the case was resolved by mutual agreement within the last couple of weeks.
Thirty-four-year-old Jacob Beneke was one of five people killed by Andrew Engeldinger before Engeldinger killed himself on Sept. 27, 2012. It was Minnesota's deadliest office shooting.
Beneke's family sued Engeldinger's estate and Accent Signage, alleging the company should've known Engeldinger was potentially dangerous. Last summer, a judge threw out claims against the gunman's estate but allowed two counts against the company to proceed.
An Accent Signage spokeswoman had no comment beyond confirming an Appeals Court order says the underlying matter is settled, pending district court approval.