Oklahoma DHS Settles Lawsuit for $9,500

Oct 28, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will pay $9,500 to settle a lawsuit filed after a temporary worker picked up the wrong girl from an elementary school in 2006.

The worker was to pick up a girl from a Harrah elementary school for a supervised visit with that girl's family — but instead picked up another girl with similar first name.

Oklahoma County District Judge Lisa Davis approved the settlement Thursday.

The parents of the girl who was picked up sued Harrah Public Schools and DHS in 2007. The school district settled in 2010 — also paying $9,500.