18 Dec Virginia: Special Cases – a Lawyer’s Settlements
American Association for Justice’s monthly magazine, Trial, reports “Verdicts & Settlements”. Its December 2013 issue reports two settlements of serious personal injury claims in the special case of premises liability. Id. at 8, 10.
“Failure to Provide Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter at Boat Slip” covers a Virginia case mediated into settlement for $525,000.00. “Deck Railing Collapses” reports a $905,000.00 settlement in Illinois. Id. at 10.
Trial also marquees the $3,000,000.00 settlement in “Resident Settles Lawsuit Alleging National Gas Leak Caused Explosion”. Id. at 8. Notably, the Michigan Court granted the victim homeowner default judgment on liability based on the defendant utility’s failure to produce pertinent pipes leading into the home. Id. at 8, 10.
Additionally, Trial reports the $4,250,000.00 California settlement in “Police Fatally Tasers Man After Traffic Stop”. That presented a special case of civil rights liability for “use of excessive force,” pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983. Id. at 8.
Mr. Waterman has been a member of AAJ for decades. His practice involves wrongful death and personal injury cases, including occasional civil rights and premises liability cases.
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