China: Melamine victim's parents receive $29,000

Jan 17, 2009 Full story: The Associated Press

The parents of an infant who died after drinking tainted milk have been paid 200,000 yuan ($29,000) in compensation by the Chinese dairy company at the heart of the scandal, their lawyer confirmed Friday.

Yi Yongsheng and his wife Jiao Hongfang, farmers from poverty-stricken Gansu province, accepted the money Wednesday from Sanlu Group Co. as compensation for the death last year of their 6-month-old son, said Dong Junming, one of their two Shanghai-based attorneys. By accepting the money, the family gave up its right to sue the company, he said.

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#1 Jan 20, 2009
It is good to own up to mistakes but no amount of money is worth a precious childs or anyone's life.

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