Virginia: Brain Injury – a Lawyer’s Insurance

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On August 29, 2010, and headlined “Gloucester student wins $5M for lunchroom-fight injuries.” The post covers the brain injury verdict on Friday in Gagnon v. Burns, No. CL08-572 in Circuit Court for Gloucester County, Virginia.

Defendant, Assistant Principal Travis Burns, enjoys $6,000,000.00 of liability insurance coverage through Gloucester High School. But his insurer refused to make any settlement offer whatsoever in Gagnon and instead forced the brain injury victim’s lawsuit to jury trial on its substantial merits.