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School Allowed Allergic Child to Eat a Cookie Containing Peanuts

M.V., pro ami v. Clark County School District

Type of Case:
Neligence-Public School Negligence
Education/School


Specific Liability:
Negligence

General Injury:
Allergic Reaction

Jurisdiction:
State: Nevada
Court: District Court of Nevada, Clark County.

Related Court Documents:
Petition for compromise of disputed claim of minor: 2014 WL 6684577
Order approving compromise of disputed claim of minor: 2014 WL 6682585


Case Name:
M.V., pro ami v. Clark County School District

Docket/File Number:
14-A-707789-M

Result Amount:
Plaintiff, $30,000

Result Date:
October 01, 2014

Judge:
Jerry Wiese

Attorneys:
Plaintiff: Jonathan R. Hicks, Richard Harris Law Firm, Las Vegas, NV
Defendant: None mentioned

Result Type:
Settlement

Experts:
Plaintiff: None mentioned
Defendant: None mentioned


Breakdown of Award:
Total Compensatory Award: $30,000
Punitive Damages: $0
Hedonic Damages: $0
Property Damages: $0
Interest: $0
Other Damages: $0
Loss of Services: $0
Claimed Past Medical: $20,088
Comparative Negligence Percentage: 0

Summary of Facts:
M.W., a 7-year-old minor, suffered an allergic reaction requiring hospitalization after he allegedly ate a cookie that contained peanuts while attending a school owned and operated by the defendant, Clark County School District. That parties agreed to a $30,000 settlement, which included $13,311 for attorney's costs and fees. The court ordered the remaining $14,795 into a structured settlement annuity account to benefit the minor, M.W.

Westlaw Citation:
2014 WL 6736652


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