Civil Rights Verdicts and Settlements

Metro Verdicts Monthly’s graph this month just came across my desk. This month, the publication looks at median settlements and verdicts in all civil rights cases in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia since 1987. The median civil rights award in Maryland is $90,000. The median in Washington DC is $100,000. Incredibly, and I have no explanation for this, the median in Virginia is $200,000, more than 100% greater than the civil rights verdicts and settlement in Maryland.