Student Injured in Lunchroom Fight Wins $5M

August 30, 2010

Jurors in Virginia have awarded a former Gloucester High School student $5 million for permanent injuries he suffered in a 2006 lunchtime fight.

The jury also awarded Gregory Gagnon interest dating back to the fight, which could increases the award by $1 million.

In awarding the damages, the jury determined that a student who threw the punch and an assistant principal should pay the majority of the damages.

Medical experts for Gagnon said he has permanent, traumatic epilepsy and impaired sleep and other brain-related disorders as a result of the punch and subsequent fall.

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