Major Reduction in Injury Compensation: Cedar Rapids Teen’s Settlement Cut to $26.1M, Trucking Company Seeks New Trial

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – In a recent decision that captured statewide attention, Linn County District Judge Justin Lightfoot revised a jury’s compensation award from over $35.7 million to $26.1 million. The award pertains to a lawsuit filed after a severe 2020 car crash in Anamosa that left a teenager gravely injured. The decision follows the discovery that the victim shared partial responsibility for the accident. On March 19, 2020, amidst heavy fog, Margaret McQuillen, then 18, suffered devastating injuries when she collided with a Freightliner semitractor-trailer. The truck, owned by Westside Transport and operated by … Read more

Sacramento Man Files Lawsuit: Arrested After Seeking Help from Knife-Wielding Homeless Woman – Dreadlocks Cut Off and Bag Over Head in Jail

Sacramento, California – A Sacramento man has filed a lawsuit against city police and county sheriff’s deputies, alleging that he was wrongfully arrested and subjected to excessive force and physical abuse. The incident occurred on December 26, 2022, after the man, identified as Silas Jones, called 911 for assistance when confronted by a knife-wielding homeless woman. According to the lawsuit filed in federal court, Jones was leaving a friend’s house on Franklin Boulevard when he encountered the woman running towards him with a knife in hand. He managed to evade her and called 911 for … Read more

College Student Rejects Judge’s Decision to Cut $110 Million Malpractice Case Award, Seeks New Trial

St. Cloud, Minnesota – A college student from St. Cloud State University is seeking a new trial after a federal judge reduced his jury award from $110 million to $10 million in a landmark medical malpractice case. Anuj Thapa, the plaintiff, rejected the judge’s decision and will pursue another trial. Last year, a Minneapolis federal jury awarded Thapa $111.3 million in damages, including $110 million for pain and suffering, in what was the largest award of its kind in Minnesota. However, the presiding judge, Tony Leung, deemed the amount “shockingly excessive” and ordered Thapa to … Read more