Attorney Yaida Ford Secures $400,000 Settlement Against Paul Public Charter School amidst allegations of grade tampering

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Attorney Yaida Ford secured a $400,000 settlement against Paul Public Charter School in a case against the school for grade tampering that led to the loss of elite college opportunities for one its student athletes.  The student received offers from more than a dozen Division One schools but all schools…

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Attorney Yaida Ford Secures Settlement for Young Victim of Transit Police Attack

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Diamond Rust, was the then-20 year old mother, toting two toddlers on her way to enroll her daughter into Yu-Ying, a hard-to-get-into chinese language immersion school. Rust was traveling from Southeast DC to Northeast on a cold February day last year when she was beaten by transit police for allegedly…

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Settlement Negotiation Skills: The Art of War

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Negotiating a settlement is not easy. There are a few pointers and skills, however, that have helped me settle many cases successfully while remaining civil with the other side. Remember negotiating is an art form. There is no right or wrong way to do it. The tips below are general…

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