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Apr 10, 2023

Settlement reached in suits over deadly 2019 Las Vegas fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge has approved confidential settlements of multiple civil lawsuits related to the deadliest residential fire in Las Vegas’ history. Las Vegas media outlets report Clark County District Court Judge Maria Gall on Thursday signed off on the terms between dozens of plaintiffs and the Alpine Motel owners in a closed […]

Feb 2, 2023

Accident causing brain injury leads to $6.2M settlement  

Injuries caused by a vehicle accident have resulted in a $6.2 million settlement. In 2018 the plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by another motorist. The plaintiff was hospitalized for several weeks and had to undergo extensive rehabilitative care, with medical expenses totaling at $178,000.   “Our client has long term issues with […]

Dec 19, 2022

Family of bicyclist killed after car strike settles for $7.9M 

The family of a cyclist who was hit and killed by a pickup truck on his morning ride before work reached a settlement of $7.9 million.  The pickup truck driver was driving on behalf of his company and the vehicle had a commercial insurance policy. Both the driver and their company were named as defendants.  According […]

Nov 29, 2022

Sex assault victim awarded $8M; doctor faces more charges 

An $8 million judgment was entered by the Superior Court of New Hanover County, N.C., for a patient who was sexually assaulted by her dentist while she was under anesthesia.   The patient was having her wisdom teeth extracted at Wilmington Oral Surgery and was sedated when her oral surgeon, Dr. Michael Hasson, sexually assaulted her.   […]

Nov 29, 2022

Teen injured in boating accident settles 

In October 2022, a teen who was badly injured in a boating wreck two years prior, was awarded a $3,148,000 settlement for her physical and emotional trauma.  One week before the plaintiff was scheduled to begin her freshman year of college, she was tubing behind a 25-foot Grady While pleasure boat, when the tube crashed […]

Nov 29, 2022

Autistic girl, family awarded $4.9M settlement  

An autistic girl and her family were awarded $4.9 million after the girl was beaten by caregivers that resulted in serious injuries.  In 2016 an autistic, non-verbal 15-year-old girl with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and explosive disorder, living in an unlicensed alternative family living (AFL) home was repeatedly beaten and traumatized by the two “caregivers” […]

Nov 29, 2022

Estate, family awarded $1.3M in vehicle crash settlement 

The estate and surviving family of a motorist killed in an accident involving a semitrailer and recreational vehicle has been awarded a $1.3 million settlement.  In August 2021, a North Carolina family was on vacation in Pennsylvania when an unlicensed New York driver lost control of his semitrailer and collided with the plaintiffs’ RV.   According […]

Nov 28, 2022

Semi trailer accident results in $2.75M settlement

A motorist who was injured in a crash with a semi trailer has been awarded nearly $3 million in a settlement. On March 6, 2020, while traveling on Interstate 95 the plaintiff was rear-ended by a semi trailer. Following the initial impact, the plaintiff was transported to the hospital where he was treated for a […]

Jan 23, 2020

After much finger-pointing, developer wins $21M settlement

  A residential development company has settled a lawsuit against more than two dozen other companies that it accused of shoddy work on a New Bern condominium project for $21 million, the development company’s attorneys report. Daniel Bryson, Matthew Lee and Jeremy Williams of Whitfield, Bryson & Mason in Raleigh report that the dispute dates […]

Apr 4, 2019

Estate of murdered father settles suit for $750K

  The estate of a man who was beaten to death by his wife and father-in-law has settled a wrongful death lawsuit in Davidson County Superior Court for $750,000, the estate’s attorney said. David Pishko of Winston-Salem said that the lawsuit was settled March 25, years after Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens were convicted of […]

Mar 7, 2019

Wake Co. schools settles suit over disabled student services

The Wake County Public Schools System has reached an agreement with Legal Aid of North Carolina to improve services for students with cognitive disabilities. The agreement, which was finalized Feb. 13, outlines ways that the school district will work to improve services for students with mental health disabilities. “Special education law requires that all students […]

Jan 23, 2019

State AGs reach $120M settlement over hip replacement devices

South Carolina will receive $4.5 million as its share of a $120 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson for falsely stating the longevity of its metal-on-metal hip implants, causing serious medical problems for patients who had to have them replaced, state Attorney General Alan Wilson announced. Wilson was one of 46 attorneys general involvement in […]

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