Landmark Verdict: Victim of Sexual Abuse by County Juvenile Shelter Worker Receives $750K Compensation

PATERSON, New Jersey – In a recent verdict, a jury awarded $750,000 to a man who was sexually abused by a worker at a county juvenile shelter. The victim came forward with his story and sought justice through the legal system. The abuse, which happened at an unnamed county juvenile shelter, took a toll on the victim’s mental and emotional well-being. During the trial, the victim testified about the traumatic experience and its lasting impact on his life. The jury recognized the severity of the abuse and delivered a verdict that aims to provide some … Read more

Fracking Worker Injured in Colorado Explosion Wins $30 Million Lawsuit, But Only Receives Half Due to State Caps – Advocates Call for Removal of Limitations on Jury Awards

Greeley, Colorado – A man who suffered severe injuries while working at a fracking site in northern Colorado has been awarded $30 million in a federal court case. However, due to state laws that place limits on jury awards, the man will only receive about half of that amount. This case has brought attention to the issue of caps on damages in Colorado, with a group called Coloradans for Accountability advocating for the elimination of these limits through a measure on the ballot this November. Steve Straughen, the injured worker, is just one of many … Read more

Weld County Worker Awarded $30 Million in Damages Following Tank Explosion, Sparks Push to Eliminate Pain and Suffering Caps

GREELEY, Colo. – A federal jury has awarded a $30 million judgment to an oil and gas worker who was severely injured in a tank explosion in Weld County, Colorado. Steven Straughen, an Idaho native working for BHS Inc., lost a leg in the explosion and will require additional surgeries. The jury awarded $15 million for pain, suffering, and mental anguish, but current Colorado law limits personal injury awards in this category to about $600,000. Straughen may not receive the full amount as a result. Nevertheless, he remains optimistic about the outcome and is grateful … Read more

Jury Awards $30 Million to Oilfield Worker, But Legal Changes Threaten Halving Compensation

A jury in the state of New Mexico has awarded a significant settlement of $30 million to an oilfield worker. However, a state law will cut the worker’s compensation in half. This development has sparked a debate on the impact of state legislation on workers’ rights and fair compensation practices. The oilfield worker, whose identity has not been disclosed, was reportedly injured while working in the oil and gas industry. The incident resulted in severe physical and financial hardships for the worker. The jury determined that the worker’s injuries were a direct result of negligence … Read more