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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Justice is served...

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articl...2c0080b6a9.txt

Couple awarded $2.5 million

JURY AWARD: Michael Skean permanently injured when hit by drunk driver

BY RUTHANN ROBINSON
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This story ran on nwitimes.com on Friday, March 10, 2006 1:03 AM CST

CROWN POINT | A Lake Superior Court jury awarded a Munster couple more than $2.6 million for injuries suffered in a Jan. 8, 2003, accident involving a drunken driver.

Michael and Cindy Skeans sued Brian Catt for injuries suffered when Catt drove his vehicle head-on into Michael Skeans' motorcycle on White Oak Avenue near Bluebird Drive.

Michael Skeans suffered a four-part fracture of his right shoulder and needed a rod surgically implanted, according to a press release from Skeans' attorney, Tim Kelly, of Crown Point.

Despite the surgery, Skeans never regained full use of his right arm and lost his business, Kelly said.

Catt's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit at the time of the collision, and he pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and causing serious bodily injury.

Court records show Catt had two previous drunken driving cases in 2000 and 2002.

The civil case was heard by a jury in the courtroom of Lake Superior Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider. The judgment includes $500,000 in punitive damages.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 12:02 PM
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Whle the penalty is great, they'll probably never get a dime from the fuck.
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no jail time?

Oh wait... he didn't kill anyone.
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Michael skeans here!! For anyone who wants to know the outcome of the michael skeans vrs catt case please reply. Its been 8 years now. Thanks michael skeans
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WHAT HAPPENED TO michael skeans
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Sure, tell us what happened please.

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Ill bite, whats the deal?

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My guess is that the guy referenced in the settlement did a Google search, found this old thread with his name in it and restarted it. Let's see...

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Brain damage?
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-11-2011, 02:14 PM
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appealed

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/in-court-...s/1476337.html

Terminated?

http://dockets.justia.com/docket/ind...cv00243/55566/



Is this the same Skeans?

http://www.fox41.com/story/12831929/...edirected=true

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michael skeans here!! For anyone who wants to know the outcome of the michael skeans vrs catt case please reply. Its been 8 years now. Thanks michael skeans
after 8 years ,,, after state appeal case was won then they appealed that & took it all the way to federal courts.. Still waiting.. So much for justice . Drunk driver was setenced to 4 years and got out in 6 months..
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jrock. you posted the wrong guy. the guy on Fox was michael skeens.. not michael skeans
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