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Articles by Jeremy Pinson

Jury Awards Federal Prisoner $675,000 in Retaliation, Excessive Force Bivens Case

by Jeremy Pinson

Following a trial in April 2017 in a Los Angeles, California federal courtroom, a jury awarded $675,000 to prisoner James M. Jerra in a case that included excessive force and retaliation Bivens claims.

Jerra, who was housed at the Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc, alleged that after ...

FTCA Claims Survive; PREA Policy Defeats Discretionary Function Exception

by Jeremy Pinson

While confined at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, Louisiana, federal prisoner Rashod L. James filed suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2671-2680, against the United States and several prison employees – including Officer LeCroix and Warden Mike D. Carvajal – alleging he was ...

Federal Prisoner Shot in the Eye Awarded $80,000

by Jeremy Pinson

On January 26, 2018, following a three-day bench trial, federal prisoner Oray Fifer was awarded $80,000 in a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) suit by a district court in Phoenix, Arizona.

In December 2011 and August 2012, Fifer filed administrative tort claims with the federal Bureau of ...