4 Million Settlement Alex Murdaugh Gloria Satterfield

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The Attorneys at Bland Richter, LLP , including Eric S. Bland and Ronnie Richter, represent Tony Satterfield and Brian Harriott, the sole heirs and sons of the late Gloria Satterfield. Gloria was Alex Murdaugh’s long-time housekeeper and nanny. She passed away on 2/16/18 in an trip and fall accident at the Murdaugh family residence over the family dogs according to Alex Murdaugh, and has now been opened into a criminal investigation with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.


The heirs’ attorney apparently reached a $505,000 insurance settlement in 2018, but were not notified and have not received any money at the time of this article. 


“Gloria Satterfield was part of the fabric of the Murdaugh family for 25 years,” Bland announced recently on CNN. Depending on whom to believe, it appears that approximately $3 to $4,000,000 in total recoveries or settlements in connection with Gloria Satterfield’s death was misdirected from this family, not just $505,000 as the public record indicates.


At the time of Satterfields death, Alex Murdaugh took the heirs to one of Murdaughs best friend and fellow lawyer, Cory Flemming, to represent them in a case against Murdaugh himself. Our clients were never notified of any claims, any proceedings, any settlements that were made. Michael Satterfield and Brian Harriott did not discover a settlement had been made until new information had been brought to light through recent news coverage on the Murdaugh family.


Pursuant to Rule 3.6, SCRPC Bland Richter, LLP is requesting assistance from the public in obtaining information and / or evidence related to this matter.


Eric Bland and Ronnie Richter started trying cases together in 1997, when they subsequently established Bland Richter, LLP. Today, Bland Richter offers over 75 years of combined legal experience, focusing in complex and high-risk litigation cases that other firms either can’t, or won’t handle. Prominent journalists reached out to our team for our clear transparency on the legal matters surrounding the Murdaughs and the lawyers representing our clients because of our over 75 years of combined legal experience with a concentration in legal and professional malpractice cases. Learn more about our firm at BlandRichter.com.