Confidential Settlement – Student Discipline Case

A confidential settlement was reached in a student discipline case with Duke University, who suspended a student for six semesters after he was found responsible for sexual misconduct during Duke’s student disciplinary proceeding. In Doe v. Duke University, Emilia Beskind and Jay Ferguson filed suit against Duke in Durham County Superior Court on behalf of the student for Duke’s failure …

$9,500,000 – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

$9,500,000 Recovered for Young Man Who Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Commercial Vehicle Crash – – Pedestrian hit by Garbage Truck Type of Action: Motor Vehicle Negligence, Commercial Vehicle, Pedestrian Injuries Alleged: Traumatic brain injury, a traumatic partial amputation of his right foot which was subsequently re-attached at Duke, right tibia and fibula fractures, right knee dislocation and fragmentation, …

$3,750,000 – Land Condemnation

County Settles with Scarborough and Hargett Funeral Home and Pays $3,750,000; Initial Offer was $1,300,000 Attorneys Bill Thomas and Jay Ferguson were two of the attorneys for Scarborough and Hargett Funeral Home, Inc., a funeral home in Downtown Durham. The property adjoined a U-Haul business immediately adjacent to the Durham County Jail, which had been condemned for the purpose of construction …

$2,850,000 – Land Condemnation

County Settles with U-Haul and Pays Owner $2,850,000; Initial Offer Was $1,300,000 County settles with owner over facility taken for courthouse. On Feb. 28, 2006, Durham County condemned 2.39 acres of land occupied by a U-Haul business immediately adjacent to the Durham County Jail for the purpose of constructing a new courthouse. At the time of taking, the county deposited …

$995,000 – Eminent Domain

Jury says DOT owes 66 times its land offer Jurors award $995,000 to Durham businessman; State had offered $14,959 Heraldsun.com The state thought $14,959 was the right price to pay a Durham businessman for two road easements at a busy Durham intersection. Durham County jurors were of a different mind. This week, the jurors decided the Department of Transportation must …

$1,244,636 – Tractor Trailer Accident

Type of Action: Motor Vehicle Negligence, Truck or Tractor Trailer Wreck, Violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Injuries Alleged: Initial injuries included femur fracture, tibial plateau fracture, cuboid fracture, talar neck fracture and SI joint fracture. Plaintiff sustained a partial permanent disability of her ankle (10%), knee (10%) and an additional 5% PPD for her leg based upon reflex …