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Tag Archives: Verdicts and Settlements

Jury awards $2.3M to man falsely held as ‘Charles Village rapist’ (access required)

A federal jury has awarded $2.3 million to a Baltimore man who was held for 15 months on charges he raped a Charles Village woman until investigators acknowledged DNA evidence they had most of the time he was in custody did not link him to the crime.

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Montgomery Co. jury finds orthopedic practice not liable for ‘wrist drop’

A Montgomery County jury has found in favor of a Kensington orthopedic practice sued by a former patient who alleged he lost use of his left arm following surgery almost four years ago. The verdict for Montgomery Orthopaedics P.A. and Dr. Harrison Solomon followed a seven-day jury trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court earlier this month.

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$175K wrongful death settlement before Board of Estimates (access required)

The city's spending panel is scheduled to approve Wednesday a $175,000 settlement with the family of a man shot and killed by police in July 2012. The family of Michael Omar Wudtee filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit in October 2013, according to court records. The case was scheduled for trial in February but was settled a month earlier, according to online court records.

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Calvert County jury awards $2.8M in fatal car crash (access required)

A Calvert County jury has awarded $2.8 million to the family of a Prince Frederick man killed in a car accident two years ago. The award for Michael J. Funchion's wife, Kathleen, and two sons, announced Friday, includes $1.5 million in noneconomic damages, which will be lowered under the state's cap on noneconomic damages and bring the total award to approximately $2.5 million.

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After $21.7M verdict, Pepco reaches settlement with paralyzed contractor (access required)

Pepco has reached a settlement with a former contractor originally awarded nearly $36 million from a Montgomery County jury after was electrocuted and paralyzed from the neck down in a workplace accident. The jury verdict in favor of Hugo Hernandez Palomino came in October following a six-day jury trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court. The jury award included approximately $19 million for future medical expenses and $15 million for noneconomic damages, which would have been capped at $770,000.

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