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Disabled Woman Awarded $1M After Alleged Rape

Jury holds taxi company partly responsible for driver's conduct

ibJane Doe et al v. Gerald Terry et al:/b/i A 16-year-old mentally handicapped girl who claims she was raped in a taxi cab in 2007 was awarded just over $1 million by a jury late last month. According to the victim's lawyer, Timothy Donahue, of Donahue, Durham Noonan P.C. in Guilford, the teen attended an after-school program in North Haven for special needs students to help improve her social and adaptive skills. She was transported by Metro Taxi of West Haven several times a week from school to the site of the after-school program and then from that facility back home.

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