Published Cases

District 7 settles playground injury lawsuit for $100,000

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019 • DAILY COURIER, Grants Pass, Oregon By Chris Bristol of the Daily Courier The Grants Pass School District will pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit over a playground injury at one of the city’s elementary schools. According to court records, the injury occurred in October 2016 when a 5-year-old student at … Read more

Jury Awards Justice To Suffering Sexual Abuse Victim

BY  CHRIS CONRAD -Medford Mail Tribune A Jackson County Jury awarded a client of Tom Petersen $750,000 as a result of sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her chiropractor. Tom Petersen focuses on civilly prosecuting people who sexually abuse others. Mr. Petersen believes that justice was served by a jury that worked diligently to understand … Read more

Defense rests in Sandusky sex abuse trial without him testifying

By Ian Simpson BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – The defense in Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse trial rested its case on Wednesday without calling the former Penn State University assistant football coach to the witness stand despite his lawyer previously saying he would testify. An overflow crowd was present in the courtroom in anticipation of Sandusky’s … Read more

Priests in Pa. child sex-abuse case created a list of suspected clergy back in 1994

By Associated Press, Published: May 22 PHILADELPHIA — A priest assigned to help handle child sex-abuse complaints at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia told jurors Tuesday that Monsignor William Lynn was the only other person who could have created a typed list of suspected pedophile priests.Monsignor James Beisel’s testimony came as the defense began its case in … Read more

New Electronic Stability System for Semi-Trucks and Buses Could Prevent Roll Over Accidents

DOT proposes electronic stability systems on trucks, buses to prevent rollover accidents By Keith Laing – 05/16/12 05:42 PM ET The Department of Transportation is proposing a new rule that would require large trucks and buses to have electronic stability control systems on board to help prevent accidents where they roll over. DOT said Wednesday … Read more

New online tool helps you estimate Social Security benefits

Social Security has launched a new online tool that will help you avoid costly errors that could reduce your benefits. The Retirement Estimator gives estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record. Please keep in mind that these are just estimates. We can’t provide your actual benefit amount until you apply for benefits. And that amount may … Read more