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Occupy Columbia Members Reach Settlement with Governor

By Eva Moore
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 |

A group of 19 Occupy Columbia protesters who sued Gov. Nikki Haley after she ousted them from the State House grounds in 2011 have reached a settlement in the case.

The Charleston City Paper reports that at least one of the protesters, Walid Hakim, is happy with the outcome. Details, including the settlement amount, won’t be announced until all members of the lawsuit have been notified.

The most recent ruling in the case came in December, when a federal appeals court ruled that the governor had violated the civil rights of the protesters, opening her to potential civil suits.

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