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Settlement approved for wrongly knocked down Ft. Worth house

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The settlement between the City of Fort Worth and a homeowner whose house was wrongly torn down last year is now final.

Fort Worth City Council members approved a payment on Tuesday to David Underwood totaling $62,500. The Underwood’s will also get about $40,000 from the demolition company and its insurer.

The Underwood’s told FOX4 they are simply relieved to have the settlement done and behind them so they can move forward.

Contractor Garrett Demolition tore down the home on Watercress Drive last July, a story first reported by FOX4. The vacant home had been incorrectly marked for a demolition, when it was supposed to be the home next door that was knocked down.

The property once belonged to his grandmother and the home had been vacant for several years, but remained a family heirloom.

Several city staff were disciplined and at least one person terminated in wake of the ordeal.

David Underwood and his wife plan to rebuild their Lake Worth home.

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