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Brief • June 14, 2017
Crawford v. Dept of Corrections-Work Release, WV, Supreme Court Opinion, Workers Comp, 2017 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF WEST VIRGINIA January 2017 Term FILED June 8, 2017 No. 16-0043 released at 3:00 p.m. RORY L. PERRY, II CLERK SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF WEST VIRGINIA WILLIAM F. CRAWFORD, ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Hacker v. Cain, LA, Protective Order, Cataract Removal, 2015 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA ____________________________________ ) ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) ) ) N. BURL CAIN, et al ) ) Defendants, ) ____________________________________) JASON HACKER Docket No. 14-063-JWD-SCR PROTECTIVE ORDER Upon consideration of the Motion for Protective ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Hacker v. Cain, LA, Statement of Interest, Cataract Removal, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA JASON HACKER, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 3:14-00063-JWD-EWD N. BURL CAIN, et al., Defendants. STATEMENT OF INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES Plaintiff Jason Hacker alleges that officials at the ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
California Prisoners Provide Cheap Labor to Fight Dangerous Wildfires by Joe Watson by Joe Watson As a five-year drought has turned California into a tinderbox, wildfires are being fought with the help of a decades-old program that supplies cheap prison labor. Proponents of statewide prison firefighting crews – including many ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Death Benefits for Widow of California Prison Guard to be Recalculated by A prisoner stabbed 51-year-old California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) guard Gregory Thompson eight times in the neck, shoulder and arm. He was awarded 44% permanent disability for injuries to his person and psyche. He was medically ...
Improper Analysis of Sovereign Immunity Defense Requires Remand in Georgia Negligence Claim by The Georgia Supreme Court vacated the rulings of two lower courts because they failed to apply the proper legal analysis in deciding the application of sovereign immunity. The matter before the court came on a petition for ...
Rare Corporate Prosecution: West Virginia’s “King of Coal” Sentenced for Conspiracy in Mine Deaths by Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, conspired to “willfully violate mandatory mine health and safety standards” to maximize his personal profits, and on April 5, 2010, an explosion attributed to safety violations claimed ...
Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Federal Prisoner’s Bivens Claim, Discusses Inmate Accident Compensation Act by Derek Gilna On May 11, 2016, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s dismissal of a former prisoner’s civil rights action. Stephen Ted Koprowski, who was incarcerated at USP Ft. McCreary in ...
Report: How Private Prison Companies Cut Corners to Generate Profit by Derek Gilna Private prison companies like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group earn hundreds of millions of dollars each year, averaging between $2,771 and $3,366 in profit per prisoner based on 2014 data. According to In ...
U.S. District Court Judge Awards Prisoner $1 in FCI Phoenix Retaliation Suit by Christopher Zoukis Federal District Court Judge Earl H. Carroll found that prisoner Nancy Ann Blum was retaliated against by Federal Correctional Institution Phoenix Warden C. E. Floyd and awarded her $1.00. Blum, a prisoner at the women's ...
Brief • April 22, 2016
Wilder v. OH DOC, OH, Complaint, inmate dog bit injury, 2015 e -, FILED COURT OF CL.l\li,lS Of OHiO +' i "I. THE COURT OF CLAIMS OF OHIO . 2015 JUN 23 AM 10: 41 Ca~e 'r2. 0 15 - QQ59 7 Archie Wilder 414-917 Inst. Mansfield Correction~! I 1150 ...
Brief • April 22, 2016
Wilder v. OH DOC, OH, Settlement, inmate dog bit injury, 2015 . FILED COURT QF CLA!NS OF OHIO : ··- ~-ORIGINAL THE COURT OF CLAIMS OF OHIO ARCHIE WILDER #414-917, Plaintiff, -vsOHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION AND CORRECTION, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 2015 DEC ...
Williams v. CCA, TN, Complaint, prison work injury kitchen, 2010 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0222 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0223 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0224
Brief • April 20, 2016
Pettit v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr., Decision, inmate work injury, 2005 [Cite as Pettit v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr., 2005-Ohio-3958.] IN THE COURT OF CLAIMS OF OHIO www.cco.state.oh.us DAVID PETTIT, et al. : Plaintiffs : v. : CASE NO. 2003-11798 Judge Fred J. Shoemaker DECISION DEPARTMENT ...
Article • March 30, 2016
$25,000 Settlement for Pennsylvania Prisoner Injured in Work Squad by A $25,000 settlement was reached in a lawsuit by a former Pennsylvania prisoner who was injured using a jackhammer on a work squad. Jeffrey Thomas was a prisoner at the work camp of the State Correctional Institution – Rockview on ...
Brief • March 10, 2016
Earl v LASD, CA, Opp re Def Judgments on Verdict, intention tort, 2015 1 2 3 4 5 6 ORANGE LAW OFFICES Olu K. Orange, Esq. (SBN 213653) Equitable Plaza Tower 3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2910 Los Angeles, California 90010 Telephone: (213) 736-9900 Facsimile: (213) 417-8800 Email: o.orange@orangelawoffices.com Counsel for ...
Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Suit Filed by Widow of Workplace-Harassed Prison Guard by Derek Gilna California state prison guard Scott Jones committed suicide in 2011, leaving a note that said, “the job made me do it.” His wife, Janelle Jones, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the California ...
Article • October 27, 2015
$20,500 paid in NY Prisoner’s Slip and Fall by $20,500 paid in NY Prisoner’s Slip and Fall A New York prisoner received $20,000 for an injury he suffered while on a prisoner work crew. As the prisoner tried to descend from a roof, he slipped on an area where the ...
Article • October 27, 2015
$5,000 Awarded in Settlement for Washington DOC Slip and Fall Accident by $5,000 Awarded in Settlement for Washington DOC Slip and Fall Accident The Washington State Department of corrections settled in November 2004 for $5,000 with Christopher Wirtz, a prisoner at the Stafford Creek Correctional Center. Wirtz was at his ...
Article • September 29, 2015
$35,000 Award to New York Prisoner Burned in Kitchen Accident by David Reutter $35,000 Award to New York Prisoner Burned in Kitchen Accident by David Reutter A New York Court of Claims awarded $35,000 to a prisoner in a negligence suit seeking damages for injuries sustained while working in the ...
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