Ex-judge wants more from CHA settlement in 3-year-old’s death
I t’s been four years since an iron gate fell at a Chicago Housing Authority project, crushing 3-year-old Curtis Cooper as he pedaled his tricycle.
But the legal battles that arose following the little boy’s death continue, now extending longer than his entire life.
After Curtis’ death, his mother, Pamela Cooper, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit that she has settled for $2 million with the CHA and its former property-management company, Urban Property Advisors — a deal she struck after dropping former CHA chairman Martin Nesbitt and the family of Allison S. Davis, the owners of Urban Property, from the suit. Nesbitt and Davis are close friends of President Barack Obama.