New Bern
39° F
Clear
Clear
Greenville
39° F
Overcast
Overcast
Jacksonville
37° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

John Edwards wraps up 1st case since 2012 trial

Published On: May 16 2014 07:44:50 AM CDT
John Edwards leaves courthouse

Oliver Janney/CNN

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards' return to the courtroom as a lawyer ended with a settlement and a mistrial.

A jury in Pitt County deadlocked this week on whether to hold an emergency room doctor responsible for brain damage and other problems suffered when a 4-year-old Virginia boy was brought to what is now Vidant Medical Center in 2009.

Edwards says his client did reach a $13 million settlement with the hospital. He plans to ask for a retrial for the claims against the doctor.

In 2012, Edwards avoided conviction in a trial on six felony charges in a case involving nearly $1 million provided by two wealthy political donors to help hide his pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter as he sought the White House in 2008.