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Amarillo Recent Lawsuits: Lawsuit Filed Against “TEXAS” Musical Drama Contractors for Wrongful Death of Peyton Trueblood

Posted on September 30, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The parents of Peyton Trueblood have filed a lawsuit against four workers on the TEXAS Musical Drama, claiming they are responsible for their daughter’s death. Trueblood worked for the musical during the summer of 2015, and was killed on site when a fireworks magazine exploded. “When you send your 21-year-old off as a young adult, you … Continue reading Amarillo Recent Lawsuits: Lawsuit Filed Against “TEXAS” Musical Drama Contractors for Wrongful Death of Peyton Trueblood

Amarillo Legal News: Wrongful death lawsuit filed against ‘Texas’ pyrotechnic contractors

Posted on September 30, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Video provided by ABC 7 News Amarillo.  The parents of Peyton Trueblood have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Amarillo’s U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging their daughter’s death was caused by the negligence of the executive director and three pyrotechnic contractors for the musical “Texas.” According to the suit filed … Continue reading Amarillo Legal News: Wrongful death lawsuit filed against ‘Texas’ pyrotechnic contractors

Police Shootings: GRAPHIC – Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford Body cam video released from officer-involved shooting that killed 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports Body camera footage has been released from the night of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Marksville that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old boy and left his father critically wounded. The highly controversial case has remained sealed, but during a pretrial hearing Wednesday, Judge William Bennett ruled that the … Continue reading Police Shootings: GRAPHIC – Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford Body cam video released from officer-involved shooting that killed 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis

Amarillo Accidental Death: Family of Peyton Trueblood Files Wrongful Death Action Against Independent Contractors for Palo Duro Canyon Musical Drama, “Texas”

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Amarillo’s federal court by the family of Peyton Trueblood against independent contractors hired by the Palo Duro Canyon musical drama, “Texas,” to conduct pyrotechnics during the show. On July 31, 2015, Ms. Trueblood was killed when a fireworks magazine exploded while she worked inside. OSHA cited Panhandle Heritage … Continue reading Amarillo Accidental Death: Family of Peyton Trueblood Files Wrongful Death Action Against Independent Contractors for Palo Duro Canyon Musical Drama, “Texas”

Prisoner Abuse: Mother Of Mentally Ill California Inmate Wants To Know Why He Was Allowed To Starve To Death

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

At 6-foot-1 and 172 pounds, Michael Stanley Galliher appeared healthy – until he dropped dead days after being transferred to a California prison from a state mental hospital. A coroner found the 49-year-old Galliher essentially starved to death, setting off a flurry of accusations and finger-pointing. Galliher’s family and inmate advocates want an investigation. Prison … Continue reading Prisoner Abuse: Mother Of Mentally Ill California Inmate Wants To Know Why He Was Allowed To Starve To Death

Prisoner Abuse: Prisoners to Texas mom, Sandra Pinchback — Guards ignored pleas for help in son Curtis Garland’s asthma death

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo provided by CNN. Anguish spiraled through Sandra Pinchback’s body like a corkscrew upon hearing that her son had died in prison from an asthma attack. Her grip on the phone loosened as she hung up with the prison chaplain, who had delivered the news about Curtis Garland’s death at the George Beto Unit, located … Continue reading Prisoner Abuse: Prisoners to Texas mom, Sandra Pinchback — Guards ignored pleas for help in son Curtis Garland’s asthma death

Prisoner Abuse: Lawsuit filed by Roxanne Adams Alleges Jail Let Mentally Disabled Man, Jamycheal Mitchell, Starve to Death

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Above: Jamycheal Mitchell. Photo Courtesy CNN. Arrested for stealing $5.05 of sweets and soda, a 24-year-old who doctors repeatedly diagnosed as psychotic and delusional was left to essentially starve to death over four months in a squalid Virginia jail cell, Jamycheal Mitchell’s aunt alleged in a federal lawsuit. By the time Mitchell died in August … Continue reading Prisoner Abuse: Lawsuit filed by Roxanne Adams Alleges Jail Let Mentally Disabled Man, Jamycheal Mitchell, Starve to Death

Amarillo Local News: Pampa teacher resigns amid conduct investigation

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A Pampa Independent School District teacher has resigned amid an investigation into an inappropriate relationship with student. Tanya Larkin, Pampa ISD’s superintendent, released a statement Saturday saying that ISD officials had received a report of alleged misconduct between a teacher and a student, and that the district has notified law enforcement and “other appropriate authorities.” … Continue reading Amarillo Local News: Pampa teacher resigns amid conduct investigation

National Legal News: States Hid Cop Killings From Feds and Violated the Law

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

For the past 13 years at an unknown cost to taxpayers a federal program has failed to accurately track the number of Americans who die each year at the hands of law enforcement. The Arrest Related Death program, by the Justice Department’s own admission, has failed to account for as much as half of law … Continue reading National Legal News: States Hid Cop Killings From Feds and Violated the Law

National Legal News: Our Erupting Prisons are a Disgrace

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Forty-five years ago today, on Sept. 13, 1971, nearly 1,300 men were waking up in the yard of the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York, eager to begin another long day of negotiations with state officials. After first failing to get help by writing to their state senators and pleading with the commissioner of … Continue reading National Legal News: Our Erupting Prisons are a Disgrace

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