Richard Cassidy has obtained many millions of dollars of settlements and verdicts for his clients.
In Brueckner v. Norwich University, 169 Vt. 118; 730 A.2d 1086 (1999), Cassidy won a 2.3 million dollar verdict in hazing case against Norwich, a private military college. The punitive damage portion of the verdict was reversed by a split decision on appeal, but the award of compensatory damages was upheld. The case established the important legal proposition that a University may be responsible for acts of hazing committed by student leaders authorized to orient and indoctrinate first-year students. W. Kaplin and B. Lee, The Law of Higher Education, at 312. (4th Edition, Jossey-Bass (2007)).
Other notable results include the recovery of many hundreds of thousands of dollars in a number of employment discrimination cases, a $700,000 settlement in a slip and fall case, a $620,000 settlement in a wrongful death claim based on a falling tree and, a $3.6 million dollar settlement in a combined employment/commercial dispute and, a $1.3 million dollar settlement in phase one of a serious personal injury case and most recently, a $475,00 settlement in a ski liability case.
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