Ryan Ferguson spent the better part of a decade in prison for the murder of Kent Heigthold, a sports editor for the Columbia Daily Tribune. In November 2013, that conviction was vacated.
In July, Judge Nanette Laughrey awarded Ferguson $11 million for legal expenses and his suffering in a case against police and city officials. But, since The Travelers Companies, who had insured the city, denied financial responsibility for the case, Ferguson settled for $2.75 million.
Now, Ferguson has served The Travelers Companies with a lawsuit for the remaining $8.25 million.
Ferguson’s complaint says the insurance company’s actions were “undertaken with an evil motive in violation of the Officers rights.”
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