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Crime Victims

In the Virginia brain injury case of Gagnon v. Burns, No. CL08-572 in Gloucester Circuit Court, the defendant assistant principal alternatively claims sovereign immunity by statute, Va. Code Ann. §8.01-220.1:2(A). Defendant argues that “teachers” in that statute actually means “principals” and “assistant principals” too. It is hornbook law that statutes...

On December 18, 2009, The Daily Press again marqueed Hampton Roads attorney, Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq., under a headline entitled, “Judge says assistant principal negligent.” Mr. Waterman prevailed in a brain injury case in Gloucester Circuit Court, Gagnon v. Burns, No. CL08-572. The article reports the witnesses’ testimony and judge’s ruling...

On October 13, 2009, Gloucester Circuit Court ruled Plaintiffs were entitled to have their expert review first-hand the Defendant’s disputed computer documents and history of creation, modification, etc. The case is Gagnon v. Burns, involving a brain injury victim. The Court also imposed deadlines in this brain injury case for document...