Joint and Several Liability – Refers to a plaintiff’s ability to sue one or more defendants separately or all together at his or her option. Permits a group of defendants to be held both individually and collectively liable for all damages suffered by the plaintiff. The plaintiff can recover the entire amount of damages from one defendant, even if all of the defendants are liable.
Judgment – Official decision of a court resolving the issues in a legal action and stating the rights and obligations of the parties. See decree, order.
Judicial – Pertaining to a judge.
Judicial Notice – The procedure by which a judge recognizes the existence of the truth of a certain fact having bearing on the case without the production of evidence because such fact is established by common notoriety. For example, if the accident happened on Thanksgiving, the judge could take judicial notice that the accident happened on a Thursday.
Jurisdiction – The legal right by which judges exercise their authority.
Jurisprudence – The theory and philosophy of law.
Juror – Member of a jury.
Jury – Specific number of people (usually 6 or 12), selected as prescribed by law to render a decision (verdict) in a trial.
Juvenile – A person who has not yet reached an age specified by law, usually 18, and thus cannot be punished as an adult.
Settlement for wrongful death of husband and negligent infliction of emotional distress of wife when husband was killed by falling merchandise at a local warehouse. Client was pronounced dead approximately… Read More
Automobile Accident/DWI/Dram Shop/Social Host Liability/Wrongful Death
Settlements and judgments for two clients who were killed by a drunk driver going the wrong way and hitting the clients’ vehicle head on (Mecklenburg, 2009). Read More
Confidential – Negligent Supervision
Settlement during litigation and prior to trial for a young female client who was seriously injured and paralyzed from the waist down from falling while doing a backbend unsupervised at… Read More
Confidential – Personal Injury
Settlement with multiple defendants for a client (2013). Read More
Settlement for a client who received a serious head injury as well as fractured legs when he was struck by a truck while standing next to his disabled vehicle (Kanawha… Read More
Settlement after litigation and mediation for a client who was a passenger on a bus when the bus driver fell asleep and caused the bus to collide with a tractor-trailer… Read More
Confidential – Truck Unloading
Settlement for a client who was seriously injured when helping a co-worker unload his truck trailer. When client opened the trailer’s door, the load spilled out, knocking client to the… Read More
Settlement after mediation for a client who was driving his automobile when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of him causing serious injuries, including fractures to his arm,… Read More
Settled at mediation for a client who sustained a partial hand amputation from a crush injury and who developed sever psychological conditions (Catawba County, 2022). Read More
Settled at mediation for a client who sustained multiple crush injuries from a scissor lift malfunctioning and flipping over onto the worker (Mecklenburg County, 2019). Read More
Workers’ Compensation – Two Separate Injuries
Settled at mediation for a client who sustained two separate injuries involving a crushed foot injury from a pallet jack and a separate slip and fall back injury (Alexander County,… Read More
Settled at mediation for a client who had a leg run over by a forklift resulting in partial leg amputation (Lincoln County, 2021). Read More
Settled at mediation for a client who sustained partial leg amputation from a significant motor vehicle accident while driving a truck for work. The Workers’ Comp claim was partly denied… Read More
Settled at mediation for a client who fell off a roof and sustained spinal paralysis. The Workers’ Comp claim was denied by the carrier and employer (Mecklenburg County, 2018). Read More
Settled at mediation for a client who fell off a roof and sustained a traumatic brain injury and various orthopedic injuries (Mecklenburg County, 2019). Read More