Virginia: Crime Victims - a Lawyer’s Cases
The March 2013 issue of Trial, the monthly magazine of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”), is entitled “Protect the Innocent”. It marquees 3 crime victim writings, the first being “BULLYING BASICS,” which addresses school-related bullying of students as “an emerging area of law”. Id. at 14-19.
The next feature article is “A VIOLATION OF TRUST,” which covers child sexual abuse cases, particularly for negligent hiring, supervision and/or retention against institutions such as religious organizations and childcare centers. Id. at 20-26. Trial also reports a $3,000,000.00 California school settlement for alleged negligent security in “Special-Needs Student Raped”. Id. at 10.
Mr. Waterman successfully represented a student assaulted and battered unto brain injury at Gloucester High School, obtaining in 2010 a $6,100,000.00 jury verdict against the assailant, James Newsome, and high school assistant-principal that was remanded for retrial. Mr. Waterman also has represented Virginia victims of child sexual abuse successfully.
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