sam's notes

notes on government, sports and popular culture

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

 
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.


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