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 (Oct-17-07) Andrea Tomberg, a town woman, brought a lawsuit against Daniel Hendrie, a police officer, alleging that he rear-ended her sport utility vehicle with his cruiser en route to an emergency call in Chickahominy. Tomberg was driving northbound on Hamilton Avenueon April 6, 2004, in her Lexus SUV when Hendrie’s police cruiser struck the right rear corner of her vehicle. She complained of head and neck pain and was treated at Greenwich Hospital. Hendrie was also treated for neck and back pain.

As part of a settlement reached, the Board of Estimate and Taxation unanimously approved paying Tomberg $270,000 to settle the lawsuit she brought against the town. The Board of Selectmen had already agreed to the settlement, which requires final approval from the Representative Town Meeting Claims Committee. Sources stated that the $270,000 will come out of the town’s $2.9 million risk fund. [GREENWICH TIME: REAR ENDED]

October 08, 2007

New London, Connecticut Wrongful Death Accident Results In $1.2 Million Settlement

The family of Michael Ryckman, a former truck driver, who died after he was crushed by a load of plywood at New London’s State Pier, brought a lawsuit against Logistec USA Incorporated, Ryckman’s employer.

The suit alleged that Logistec USA was responsible for the wrongful death as the accident took place while Ryckman was on the job. The Occupational and Safety Health Administration fined Logistec $15,500 for serious violations following an investigation of Ryckman’s death.

The federal agency said the forklift was overloaded and had a faulty parking brake, a hydraulic leak, worn hydraulic lines, a broken headlight and a broken horn. In a settlement reached with the family, Logistec USA agreed to pay $1.2 million to resolve the wrongful death suit. Sherwood Lumber Company, which packaged the plywood, agreed to pay $150,000.

New London,CT: (Jul-18-07)

October 05, 2007

Connecticut Car Crash Victim Awarded $257,000.00 After Lawsuit

Peter Barnes, a Salem man, brought a lawsuit against George Mailloux, after he sustained injuries in a collision with a vehicle driven by Mailloux.

Barnes sued for injuries sustained in the Dec. 8, 2003 collision that took place near the intersections of routes 82 and 85. Barnes suffered a spinal injury in the accident and underwent surgery as a result of it. A jury awarded Barnes $257,000, $65,000 of which came from Mailloux’s insurance company, Allstate. Allstate did not appeal the verdict.

Sources claimed that Barnes’ judgment was reduced by 40% due to contributory negligence. The suit went through a four-day trial in August 2007 in the New Londonjudicial district, where Barnes sued for loss of wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Norwich Bulletin

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