A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that he would sign a $110 million settlement today in a class action involving the death of scores of premature babies who received a vitamin E supplement during the 1980s.

Judge Sidney Fitzwater, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, said that he would give final approval to the E-Ferol class action settlement. The lawsuit, which alleged that about 40 babies died from intravenous doses of E-Ferol, involved a class of 369 plaintiffs.

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