On September 13, 2010, Virginia Lawyers Weekly headlined Mr. Waterman’s recent brain injury verdict on its front page “Lunchroom punch nets $5M award in Gloucester”. It subtitled: “One punch in the Gloucester High School cafeteria has resulted in a $5 million jury verdict against a student, his sister and an assistant principal at the school”.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly covered extensively the brain injury lawsuit of Gagnon v. Burns, No. CL08-572 in Circuit Court for Gloucester County, Virginia. On August 27, 2010, a Gloucester jury actually awarded a total of $6,100,000.00, including $1,100,000.00 in pre-judgment interest.