The widow of a man who died in the 2001 anthrax attacks has been awarded a settlement from the U.S. government in her wrongful death lawsuit.
Her husband was a tabloid photography editor and was the first of five to die after anthrax-laced letters were sent to government officials and media outlets. She filed the lawsuit in 2003, claiming the government was negligent in securing the anthrax disease at a military laboratory. Dr. Bruce Ivins, an Army scientist, is believed to be the man behind the attacks.
The woman was originally demanding $50 million in economic damages. However, the details of the settlement have been given.