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Blog Posts in January, 2017

  • US Court Ends 40 Year Supervision of DC's Care for the Developmentally Disabled

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 20-Jan-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Judge Huvelle brought 40 years of federal court supervision of DC’s care of people with developmental disabilities to an end. This end comes after a long string of horrors of mistreatment, molestation, neglect, and nonexistent or substandard medical care, and death. This all began with a law suit against Forest Haven in the 1970s. Forest ...
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  • Local DC Man Killed in Car Crash with Stolen Car

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Jan-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel On the night of Friday, December 23, 2016, police identified a Lexus on the road that had been reported stolen, but lost it while in pursuit. Later that evening, the police found the same stolen car, but unfortunately after it had caused a four car collision. While speeding, the Lexus rear-ended a Nissan Altima, causing the Nissan to strike a tree and another vehicle. The other ...
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  • D.C. Man Charged With Second-Degree Murder For Causing Fatal Auto Collision

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 9-Jan-2017

    By: Matthew Tievsky D.C. police have recently charged Lawrence Dukes, a resident of the District, with second-degree murder for killing his own passenger in an auto collision. On October 12, 2016, Dukes was driving and allegedly ran a red light on Suitland Parkway. This caused him to collide with a D.C. Metro bus. In addition to injuring the bus's driver and three of its passengers, the ...
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