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D.C. Pays $18,000 Settlement to Prisoner Injured in Transport Vehicle

On March 25, 1998, the District of Columbia paid $18,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Plaintiff Roland Robinson, who suffered unspecified injuries when the prison transport vehicle he was riding in flipped over while en route to the Lorton Correctional Complex. The suit, filed in D.C. Superior Court alleged that the van’s driver, James Jones, negligently operated the vehicle, causing it to spin out of control and overturn.

In addition to the $18,000, the District agreed to pay $4,032 in specified medical bills incurred by Robinson as a result of the accident. Robinson was represented by Philip R. Murray of Silver Spring, Maryland. See: Robinson v. District of Columbia, D.C. Superior Court, Case No. 98-8195.

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Robinson v. District of Columbia