Federal Judge Rules Against Plaintiff in Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Case, Decision Sparks Controversy

GREELEY, Colo. – A federal judge in Colorado has determined that he lacks the authority to intervene in a case where a plaintiff’s jury award of $3.5 million was intercepted by the state. The plaintiff, Jason Brooks, had filed a lawsuit claiming violations of his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). U.S. District Court Judge S. Kato Crews acknowledged the possibility of a narrow path for Brooks to seek enforcement of the payment, but ultimately found no legal precedent that allowed him to reopen the long-running lawsuit. Brooks, who had been incarcerated in … Read more

Landmark Verdict: Child Victims Act Plaintiff Receives Unprecedented Nine-Figure Compensation

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury in New York City has awarded a historic nine-figure verdict to a plaintiff under the Child Victims Act. This groundbreaking verdict serves as a significant victory for victims of child abuse and sets a precedent for future cases. The plaintiff, whose name has not been disclosed, filed the lawsuit under the state’s Child Victims Act, which was enacted in 2019. The legislation opened a one-year window during which victims of child abuse can file civil claims, regardless of the statute of limitations. The jury found in favor of … Read more

19-Year-Old Lawsuit Plaintiff Faces Felony Charges Following Violent Altercation with Normal Police

NORMAL, Ill. – A 19-year-old woman who filed a lawsuit against the Normal Police Department for an alleged violent encounter with officers last year is now facing felony charges herself. The woman, Taylor Brown, came forward with her federal lawsuit last March, accusing the department of violating her rights during their investigation of a fire at her apartment in February of the previous year. In a recent development, a McLean County Grand Jury indicted Brown on two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer. The charges stem from an incident in which Brown is … Read more

CVN’s Top 10 Most Impressive Plaintiff Verdicts of 2023: From Wildfires to Wrongful Deaths, These Trials Made Legal History

PHOENIX, AZ: Courtroom View Network (CVN) has a busy year ahead, with plans to provide comprehensive video coverage of civil trials in state courts across the country. These trials are of significant interest to the legal, educational, and business communities. But before diving into the trials of 2024, let’s take a moment to reflect on the top 10 most impressive plaintiff verdicts that CVN covered in 2023. CVN is the only news organization dedicated to providing gavel-to-gavel video coverage of real-world civil trials. While some of the trials may have made national headlines, others may … Read more