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Tag Archives: Judge Harry T. Taliaferro III

Abused Student Has Negligence Per Se Claim (access required)

In this tort suit against officials of Nor­thumberland High School for damages aris­ing from a school resources officer’s repeat­ed sexual abuse of a 10th-grade student, on school grounds, a Richmond County Circuit Court says plaintiff student and her parents may ...

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Husband liable for $8M in wife’s snowstorm death (access required)

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Despite a medical examiner’s initial conclusion that a Westmoreland County woman committed suicide, a jury this month decided the woman’s husband was complicit in her 2010 death and awarded the wife’s estate $8 million. The result in the unusual civil ...

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Jury finds husband was liable for wife’s death – $8,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 5, 2010, the decedent, Sally Rumsey, went “missing” from her country home in Westmoreland County. Her husband, Stephen Andersen, claimed he was in the woods walking the dogs when his wife disappeared. He said that they had argued ...

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