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Article • November 28, 2017
Arkansas Supreme Court: Accident Report Information Not Exempt from FOIA Disclosure by by Mark Wilson The Arkansas Supreme Court held that the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) does not prohibit public disclosure of information contained in vehicle accident reports from being released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). ...
Bear v. Delaware County, OH, Settlement, Taco Bell Negligence, 2017 MAZANEC, RASKIN & RYDER Co., L.P.A. -----attorneys and counsellors at l a w - - - - Celebrating More Than Thirty Years of Excellence Douglas C. Boatright Email: dboatright@mrrlaw.com Direct Dial: (614) 324-1043 May 9, 2016 Jennifor L. Branch, Esq. ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Harris v. City of Chicago, IL, Response to Mot to Bar Def Expert, Wrongful Conviction, 2017 Case: 1:14-cv-04391 Document #: 250 Filed: 01/30/17 Page 1 of 8 PageID #:5995 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION NICOLE HARRIS Plaintiff, v. CITY OF CHICAGO, ...
Article • April 11, 2017
Filed under: Accidents, Suicides
Self-Inflicted Prisoner Deaths Continue to Rise in Great Britain by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Self-inflicted prisoner deaths continued to rise in Great Britain in 2013. 74 prisoners either committed suicide or died accidentally due to their own actions.  There were an additional 123 deaths from natural causes, 4 apparent ...
Brief • March 17, 2017
Harris v. City of Chicago, IL, Motion to Bar Def Expert, Wrongful Conviction, 2017 Case: 1:14-cv-04391 Document #: 213 Filed: 01/06/17 Page 1 of 13 PageID #:3892 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION NICOLE HARRIS, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Prisoner Deaths Continue To Rise by Christopher Zoukis For the third year in row, the number of prisoners who died in America's prisons and jails rose. Some 4,446 prisoners died in 2013, a two percent increase over 2012, continuing an upward trend, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's Office ...
Article • August 22, 2016
$1.35 Million Settlement in Tempe Police Speeding Wrongful Death Suit by Kyle Baker, a 24-year-old Mesa Community College student, was crossing a street in Tempe, Arizona, at around 2:00 a.m. on November 26, 2005, when he was struck and killed by a police cruiser driven by on-duty police officer William ...
$6.4 Million Settlement in Death of Baltimore Man in Police Custody by The City of Baltimore reached a settlement of $6.4 million in the high-profile death of Freddie Gray, 25, in April 2015.  The September 2, 2015, agreement “spares us all having the scab of April this year picked over ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Topete et al v. Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department et al., CA, Settlement, police car accident, 2010 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ~pP~~sAN ~~~ "~~`N} ~ ~;_ "' ~' ~ ~ ~ CAtiFOe~~PX OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL 648 KENNETH HAHN HALL OF ADMINISTRATION 50.0 WEST TEMPLE STREET LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ...
Brief • June 7, 2016
Thompson v. City of Lebanon, TN, Plf Mot to Certify Def Appeal as Frivolous, police accidental shooting immunity, 2014 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE AT NASHVILLE MELINDA THOMPSON, individually, and as Next Friend, and Administrator of the Estate of Gregory Thompson, Jr. (Deceased), ...
Brief • April 20, 2016
Meeks et al v. DCS et al, NE, Complaint, inmate work auto accident, 2014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LANCASTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA LEONARD MEEKS and MARTELL BUCHANAN, as Co-Special Administrators of the Estate of Joyce Meeks, Deceased, Plaintiffs, v. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, STATE OF NEBRASKA, ROBERT P. HOUSTON, Director ...
Brief • March 10, 2016
Filed under: Accidents, Police Chases
Fields v City of Chicago, IL, Amended Complaint, wrongful death police car chase, 2009 E-Notice 2009-L-002962 CALENDAR: Q To: Elizabeth Nicole Mazur elizabethm@loevy.com NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIELDS JONDALYN M vs. BURGOS ANGEL L 2009-L-002962 The transmission was received on 11/13/2015 at ...
Article • January 7, 2016
Filed under: Wrongful Release, Accidents
Nebraska DOC Director Retires Amid Criticism of Department Practices by Joe Watson The retirement of Robert Houston as director of Nebraska's Department of Correctional Services did not spark reflections on his 38-year career, but rather it salted fresh wounds. Houston, 63, insisted that his retirement—submitted in papers to Nebraska Gov. ...
Brief • November 18, 2015
Meeks v. Department of Correctional Services, NE, Complaint, Wrongful Death - Prisoner Car Accident, 2014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LANCASTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA LEONARD MEEKS and MARTELL BUCHANAN, as Co-Special Administrators of the Estate of Joyce Meeks, Deceased, Plaintiffs, v. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, STATE OF NEBRASKA, ROBERT P. HOUSTON, ...
Brief • November 18, 2015
Meeks v. Department of Correctional Services, NE, Leg. Bill 949 Approv. Settlement, Wrongful Death - Prisoner Car Accident, 2014 LB 949 LB 949 LEGISLATIVE Approved by the BILL Governor 949 March 29, 2014 Introduced by Business and Labor Committee: Lathrop, 12, Chairperson; Ashford, 20; Harr, 8; McGill, 26; Wallman, 30. ...
Article • November 6, 2015
Virginia Police Officers Entitled to Sovereign Immunity in Wrongful Death Suit by Virginia Police Officers Entitled to Sovereign Immunity in Wrongful Death Suit The Virginia Supreme Court has held that two Virginia police officers accused in the wrongful death of a cyclist were not liable due to sovereign immunity. City ...
Article • July 7, 2015 • from PLN July, 2015
Explosion at Florida Jail Kills Two Prisoners as Officials Negotiate Reforms for Unconstitutional Conditions by David Reutter Explosion at Florida Jail Kills Two Prisoners as Officials Negotiate Reforms for Unconstitutional Conditions by David Reutter As negotiations continued between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Escambia County, Florida officials over ...
Article • June 10, 2015
Pennsylvania Officer’s Widow Receives $5 Million Settlement for Accidental Shooting Death by Pennsylvania Officer’s Widow Receives $5 Million Settlement for Accidental Shooting Death In November 10, 2009, the City of Easton agreed to pay $5 million to Carin Sollman, the widow of Officer Jesse Sollman. After the 2005 accidental shooting ...
Bear v. Delaware County, OH, Amended Complaint, Taco Bell Negligence, 2015 Case: 2:14-cv-00043-GCS-TPK Doc #: 93 Filed: 05/04/15 Page: 1 of 13 PAGEID #: 806 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION MICHAEL BEAR c/o Gerhardstein & Branch Co. LPA 432 Walnut Street, Suite 400 Cincinnati, OH ...
Article • May 6, 2015 • from PLN May, 2015
$500,000 Settlement in Georgia Prisoner’s Death while on Work Crew by $500,000 Settlement in Georgia Prisoner’s Death while on Work Crew The family of a prisoner killed while working on a road crew in Georgia accepted a $500,000 settlement in a wrongful death suit. The main cause of action was ...
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