LOGAN -- The city has settled its share of a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from a 2009 canal breach and landslide that killed a mother and her two children.
Logan City Attorney Kymber Housley tells The Herald Journal for a Tuesday report the city will pay $175,000 to the family of Jacqueline Leavey and children Abbey and Victor Alanis.
Other co-defendants in the case have settled for larger amounts, including Utah State University, the Utah Department of Transportation and Logan and Northern Irrigation Co.
Housley says the city didn't feel it did anything wrong, but it would have cost more in court than it did to settle.
The city didn't own or operate the canal. But the family argued it had an obligation to warn residents of potential danger from landslides.