Trial is the monthly magazine of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”), of which Mr. Waterman has been a member for decades. Its January 2013 issue reports Verdicts & Settlements.
Trial covered that on August 1, 2012, $117,000,000.00 was awarded a permanent spinal cord and brain injury victim against an ambulance service for negligently causing a two-vehicle crash in Louisiana (where Mr. Waterman also still is licensed to practice law). Id. at 8. Also, on March 6, 2012, a New Jersey jury awarded $3,980,000.00 to a victim who was disabled by permanently by elevator malfunction. Id. at 10.
Trial reported too that on June 11, 2012, a wrongful death plaintiff in Missouri settled for $3,100,000.00 a lawsuit for negligent hiring. Id. at 8. Additionally, on June 1, 2012, a Washington jury awarded $1,000,000.00 for another wrongful death in a special case alleging civil rights violations for inadequate police training. Id. at 8-9.