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Legislature Needed for $5M DCF Settlement

The Florida Department of Children and Families has agreed to pay $5 million to settle claims regarding the 2011 death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona and injuries suffered by her twin brother, Victor, at the hands of their adoptive parents, the Palm Beach Postreports.

However, $3.75 million of the settlement is contingent on approval from the state Legislature. Lawmakers this past spring ignored a bill that would have authorized that portion of the settlement, according to the Post.

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