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John Goodman's civil suit settled

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX)  Sources tell FOX 29 that a settlement in the wrongful death civil suit against Wellington polo tycoon John Goodman has been reached.

Those sources say the settlement was reached last week, but all parties agreed to keep terms confidential.

According to published reports, the parents of Scott Wilson, who filed the suit, sought up to $100 million dollars in damages.

Sources say the settlement is beyond ten million dollars, but how far beyond they would not confirm.

Goodman is charged with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide after allegedly running a stop sign and crashing into Scott Wilson on Feb. 12, 2010. Investigators said Goodman was driving with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit in Florida when he slammed into Wilson's car, sending him into a nearby canal where he drowned.

On Thursday, a six-member jury was seated in the criminal trial against Goodman. Opening statements by lead defense attorney Roy Black and lead prosecutor Ellen Roberts are slated to begin Tuesday, March 13th. If convicted, Goodman could face 30 years behind bars.

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