In this Issue — April 2011
- This month’s drawing question.
Congratulations to Lacey G. who wins a $50.00 gift card for correctly answering last month’s question.
Now for next month’s chance to win a $50.00 gift card:
Complete this phrase, “April Showers Bring May “.
- HAPPILY MARRIED HUSBANDS WILL LOVE THIS
You know the joke about what’s the best way to never forget your wife’s anniversary again? Just forget it once!! So on February 23, my wife Michelle and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. We went out to dinner and a movie. Yes, ladies, I got her a mushy romantic card. Then at the end of the evening, I said well where is the card you got me? Michelle’s answer, “Oh, I forgot”. Ha Ha Ha!! Men, do I see a double standard here? Oh well, Happy Anniversary, Michelle!
- OUR NEWSLETTERS ARE EVERYWHERE
A funny story regarding how a client, who gets our newsletters, came to call us. Joyce M. has received our Newsletters for some period of time and never paid much attention to them. Then she had a legal issue and needed legal help. Since her current Newsletter had been thrown away and her legal issue was urgent, she had to go through the phonebook to try to find us. Thankfully, she did and now we are representing her in her legal matter. She said it was like finding a needle in a haystack going through the phonebook looking for an attorney!!
I hope you all say a special prayer for Fhelicia D., a current client of ours. She’s had absolutely devastating family issues. Fhelicia has had 15 deaths of extended family members within the last few years. Our prayers go out to you, Fhelicia.
- SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH COLLEGE OVER STUDENT DEATH
Family members of a Bradley University student who died after a college prank, have settled their wrongful death lawsuit. Nineteen-year-old Sheridan D. died in 2007 after his roommates lit two roman candles under his bedroom door as an apparent prank, during a night of drinking.
- WOMAN GETS $1.2M FOR COFFEE SCALDING
A jury has awarded a woman $1.2 million after she said she was scalded by 190 degree water that shot out of a cappuccino machine at a Quik Trip convenience store. The woman, 52 year-old Cynthia Nance, was burned on Halloween night in 2007. Ms. Nance was burned on her hand and arm as she held her cup near the machine. She may require an electronic implant to correct nerve damage caused by the burning.
- EX-FOOTBALL PLAYER SETTLES SEX ASSAULT SUIT WITH WOMAN
Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin has settled a Florida lawsuit filed by a woman assaulted in her hotel in 2007. The confidential settlement was announced at a hearing before a Miami federal judge, who still must approve it. The woman claimed that Irvin assaulted her at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood in July, 2007. Prosecutors declined to file charges after reviewing the case.
- JURY AWARDS $49M IN CAR CRASH SUIT
A Ventura County, California jury has awarded more than $49 million in a lawsuit stemming from a freeway accident that killed one man and left a California Highway Patrol Officer a quadriplegic. Jurors awarded $39 million in damages to CHP Officer Anthony Pedeferri and his wife for paralyzing injuries he suffered in the December, 2007 crash. Pedeferri had pulled over motorist Andres Parra on U.S. Highway 101 north of Ventura when a man driving a truck slammed in to them, killing Parra.
- MALPRACTICE SUIT OVER GIRL’S DEATH SETTLED
The estate of a 4-year- old Massachusetts girl, whose parents were convicted of giving her a deadly dose of a prescription drug, have settled a malpractice suit against the psychiatrist who prescribed the medication and the doctor’s employer. Rebecca Riley’s estate settled their suit against Dr. Kayoko Kifuji and Tufts Medical Center for $2.5 million. Tufts did not admit wrongdoing in the settlement.
- SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT
A Louisiana school board has unanimously authorized a $250,000 settlement for the family of a 14-year-old boy who drowned last year in the Alexandria Senior High swimming pool. The body of Cornelius Thomas was found at the bottom of the pool on May 1, 2010 after a party for the school’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program. Thomas, a middle school student, was attending the party with his older sister, a member of the school’s JROTC program. He could not swim.
- THANK YOU
I want to publicly thank Nanette H., Tammy R., Myra B., Tim C. and Tiffany H. for recently referring us to friends who were injured in accidents. Thank you very much for your kindness.
- CONSIDER US
If you or someone you know has been hurt in any of the following situations, please feel free to contact me for a free consultation: Personal Injury cases, Injuries Involving Surgery of any kind, Children’s Injuries, Fractured Bones, Vehicle Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Medical Malpractice cases, Wrongful Death cases, Product Liability/Defective Product cases, Homeowners Liability cases, Workers Compensation cases and Criminal Defense.
- Happy Spring!!