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Not quite what they wanted.......
Parents ask for $20 million, get $500,000 from Home Depot when a steel and glass door falls on their 8-year-old son.
The N&O article doesn't elaborate on exactly what injuries little Will Baker suffered, but the Durham Herald-Sun account
says that little Will "allegedly suffered permanent and severe brain damage."
Lawyers for Will's parents wanted the $20 million "to compensate for what they said was a limited future for Will."
But Home Depot lawyers evidently made the case that Will suffered from learning disabilities before the accident.
Being on a jury is a difficult job. I was on a jury once, and to this day I'm not sure I made the right decision. It was very difficult to process a lot of technical information with 11 people I'd never met and wouldn't really want to.