On September 1, 2010, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association posted “Kid Injured in School Fight Awarded $5Mil” under “LAWS/CASES” of VTLA Eclips. This listserve covered Gagnon v. Burns, the Virginia brain injury trial in Gloucester Circuit Court, No. CL08-572.
Also on September 1st, the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal posted “GHS administrator, 2 others found liable for student injuries; jury awards $5M”. This previews its newspaper publication about the Gagnon brain injury verdict tomorrow.
The G-M G-J post quotes Defendant’s counsel that Gagnon is “an important case for the future of school administration and teachers.” Obviously, the jury verdict in Gagnon providing redress for the brain injury victim equally or more so is an important case for “student safety.”