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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Students Sue GW Alleging University Ignored their Complaints of Sexual Assault

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 31-May-2018

    By: Megan Gibson Five (5) Students, Jane Does, are suing George Washington University alleging their complaints of sexual assault and harassment were ignored by the institution. The suit was filed in D.C. Superior Court this month. The attorney for the anonymous women said in an e-mail to the Washington Post : "At GW, it seems as if the rights of the assailant trumped the rights of the women ...
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  • Recently Released Metro Audit Highlights 2016 Oversight on Structural Conditions

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 23-May-2018

    By: Megan Gibson A recent audit by the Office of the Inspector General addressed some incidents at Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood Station on the Red line in summer of 2016. On 8/31/16, a steel beam fell more than 16 feet to the ground, and the next day, pieces of concrete fell from the same area. Thankfully, no one was injured. The report found that Metro inspectors failed to identify poor structural ...
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  • District of Columbia Seeks to Fire Police Officer Who Shot and Killed Motorcyclist

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 9-May-2018

    By: Matthew Tievsky In the early morning of September 11, 2016, Terrence Sterling, a black man, was driving a motorcycle and ran a red light. Two police officers, Brian Trainer and Jordan Palmer, witnessed this, and set off on a high-speed chase in their police cruiser to arrest Sterling. The chase ultimately ended when the officers stopped their car ahead of Sterling, Officer Trainer got out, and ...
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  • In December, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a decision that may change the standard used in proving that defendants intentionally destroyed evidence in personal injury auto accident cases. That’s because the court ruled against granting a “spoliation adverse inference instruction” for proving that a defendant merely negligently destroyed or lost evidence, and instead required ...
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  • District Reaches $3.5 Million Settlement with Family of Terrence Sterling

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 28-Feb-2018

    By: Allan M. Siegel Terrence Sterling was shot dead by a police officer on September 11, 2016. At the time, Officer Trainer and his partner pulled into the intersection of Third and M streets, NW to attempt a traffic stop of Sterling on his motorcycle. When Trainer was getting out of the police car, he shot at Sterling when Sterling’s motorcycle struck the police vehicle’s door. ...
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  • Emily Kelly, Wife of Former NFL Player, Speaks Out on how Football Destroyed her Husband's Mind

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 7-Feb-2018

    By: Megan Gibson On February 2, 2018, Emily Kelly, wife of retired N.F.L. player Rob Kelly, published an Op-Ed in the New York Times on how football destroyed her husband’s mind. Rob was a safety for five seasons, four with the New Orleans Saints, and one with the New England Patriots. He retired in 2002 at age 28, due to a nerve injury he sustained at training camp. Ms. Kelly opens up in ...
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