Lawyer: Oso families, timber company reach deal

Oso landslide wiped out a rural neighborhood and killed 43 people

A house is seen destroyed in the mud on Highway 530 next to mile marker 37 on Sunday, March 23, 2014, the day after a giant landslide occurred near mile marker 37 near Oso, Washington. At least six homes have been washed away, with three people reported dead so far and at least eighteen missing. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson, Pool)
A house is seen destroyed in the mud on Highway 530 next to mile marker 37 on Sunday, March 23, 2014, the day after a giant landslide occurred near mile marker 37 near Oso, Washington. At least six homes have been washed away, with three people reported dead so far and at least eighteen missing. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson, Pool)

SEATTLE (AP) – An attorney says survivors and family members of people who died in a massive 2014 landslide north of Seattle have reached a settlement with a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse.

The tentative deal with Grandy Lake Forest Associates timber company was announced Monday by Corrie Yackulic, an attorney representing the families.

Details weren’t immediately available.

The lawsuit was filed following the devastating Oso landslide, which wiped out a rural neighborhood and killed 43 people.

Plaintiffs alleged that the state, Snohomish County and Grandy Lake have liability for worsening damage from the slide or failing to warn about the danger in the area.

On Sunday, attorneys announced a $50 million settlement with the state of Washington.