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BOP Pays $12,773 to Settle Negligence Suit

The federal Bureau of Prisons paid $12,773.46 to settle a lawsuit claiming injuries incurred during an accident involving a BOP vehicle.

Beverly Oliver was a passenger in a vehicle stopped at an intersection on January 31, 1995, in Memphis, Tennessee, when it was struck in the rear by a 1993 Dodge Ram pickup driven by BOP prisoner Mark T. Wallace.

Oliver claimed he was “thrown violently about within the vehicle, receiving painful injuries to his back, neck, side, legs, and nervous system as a whole.”  He alleged Wallace was an agent of BOP and acted negligently in operating the vehicle.

The parties agreed on January 20, 1997 to a $12,773.46 settlement.  Oliver was represented by Memphis attorney John C. Wagner.  See:  Oliver v. U.S. Department of Justice, USDC, W.D. Tennessee, Case No 96-2869.

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