Sunday, 24 May 2015
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Aug 30 2010 | 12:33pm ET
A hedge fund manager paralyzed in a 2003 accident in eastern Connecticut has lost his lawsuit against the driver who hit him and the contractors who negligence he claims led to the incident.
Edward Petner was left a paraplegic after an emergency medical technician struck him at an intersection in Stonington as she was making a left onto the road that Petner, riding a bicycle, was making a right from. Petner’s head struck the driver’s windshield; he fractured two vertebrae.
Petner said he had been forced to swerve closer to the middle of the road because Electrical Contractors, who were performing lighting work at the intersection, had mistakenly left an orange cone in the bike lane. The company was also accused of removing a “no turn on red” sign usually at the intersection. Petner made his right on a red signal.
Both the driver and Electrical Contractors denied any wrongdoing. And a jury agreed.
Petner had been seeking more than $25 million in medical expenses and damages. He rejected a pair of settlement offers, one of $300,000 and the second of $700,000. He is seeking a new trial.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…