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Minor sexually assaulted by relative — $900,000 settlement

Type of action: Sexual abuse of a minor

Injuries alleged: Sexual abuse, emotional distress

Tried before: Mediation

Name of judge or mediator: Judge J. Michael Gamble (Ret.)

Date resolved: 9/13/2021

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $900,000

Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Anthony M. “Tony” Russell, Roanoke; R. Andrew “Drew” Davis, Bedford

Description of case: Our minor client was sexually assaulted by a relative over a period of a couple of years, suffering severe emotional distress and undergoing counseling. We brought legal action against the relative. There was no available insurance. The relative had significant assets. We did not claim any economic damages. Claims were pursued against the relative for compensatory and punitive damages. The matter was resolved with the determined assistance of Judge J. Michael Gamble (ret.) for $900,000.

Anthony M. “Tony” Russell, counsel for the plaintiff, provided case information.