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Local News in Brief : Evicted Family Settles

October 15, 1987

A dying boy and his family, who were evicted from their San Dimas apartment last year on the grounds that they had become a "nuisance," have agreed to drop a wrongful-eviction lawsuit for an undisclosed cash settlement.

Pomona Superior Court Judge Peter Smith ordered the settlement sealed and approved creation of a trust fund for the dying boy, 12-year-old Chuckie Haney, and his two sisters, ages 10 and 8.

The Haneys were seeking $3 million for their June, 1986, eviction after a lengthy dispute with the manager of the apartment, who alleged that the boy's father, Barry Haney, was harassing the manager's children.

The senior Haney denied the charges, and sheriff's deputies investigating the case said it was likely that a misunderstanding surrounding Chuckie's rare genetic disease, adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), was responsible for the eviction. News reports of the eviction prompted a flood of phone calls and offers of help from celebrities and others.

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