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Top Criminal Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultation: Amarillo Police Department conducts first quality of service survey

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Folks are able to offer their feedback as the Amarillo Police Department is conducting a new survey. On March 20 the Department launched its first survey to gather input on the quality of service provided by APD. The Department said they survey will also seek input on how APD will focus resources … Continue reading Top Criminal Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultation: Amarillo Police Department conducts first quality of service survey

Amarillo’s Top Drug Bust Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Potter County Deputy Seizes 180lbs Of Marijuana, Arrests Christopher Patterson & Rodolfo Lopez

Posted on January 28, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A Potter County Deputy seized 180 pounds of marijuana after stopping a Tahoe on I-40 West for a traffic violation. A search of the SUV turned up three large duffel bags, each containing 60 lbs worth of plastic-wrapped packages of weed. Driver and passenger, 36-year-old Christopher Patterson and 24-year-old Rodolfo Lopez, both of Longview, Washington, … Continue reading Amarillo’s Top Drug Bust Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Potter County Deputy Seizes 180lbs Of Marijuana, Arrests Christopher Patterson & Rodolfo Lopez

Amarillo’s Top Medical Malpractice Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Republican Quackenbush Dead — Attorney Quackenbush Lives On

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

William “Bill” Quackenbush, 96, of Amarillo died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Clay Brown officiating. Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Mr. Quackenbush was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Carbondale, Colo., to … Continue reading Amarillo’s Top Medical Malpractice Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Republican Quackenbush Dead — Attorney Quackenbush Lives On

Amarillo Wrongful Death: 2 workers die following drilling rig accident

Posted on September 4, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo Courtesy Amarillo ABC 7 News. DENVER CITY, Texas (AP) – Authorities say two workers have died following a drilling rig accident in West Texas. Yoakum County Sheriff Donald Corzine said Friday that investigators are trying to determine if weather was a factor. Corzine says the two men were at a Norton Energy Drilling site … Continue reading Amarillo Wrongful Death: 2 workers die following drilling rig accident

Police Misconduct: Wartena Family Tragedy Compounded By Police Ignorance of Autism

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

“What does it sound like when you strangle someone to death?” Those were the words spoken to the mother of Alexis Wartena after nearly 12 hours of accusatory interrogation by members of the Special Crimes Unit in Amarillo, Texas. She hadn’t slept for nearly 24 hours, and her 7-year-old autistic daughter was still missing after … Continue reading Police Misconduct: Wartena Family Tragedy Compounded By Police Ignorance of Autism

Amarillo Legal News: Sims Draws Challenger, Steven Denny, for 47th District Attorney Job

Posted on October 8, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo Courtesy Amarillo Globe News A local attorney has announced his bid for 47th District attorney, marking the first time since 2004 District Attorney Randall Sims will face an opponent. Steven Denny, former 47th District assistant attorney, said he would officially file on Nov. 14. Denny worked as an assistant district attorney from 2006 to … Continue reading Amarillo Legal News: Sims Draws Challenger, Steven Denny, for 47th District Attorney Job

Product Liability: Acura Recalls 48,000 Vehicles Due to Braking Technology Glitch.

Posted on June 12, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The Detroit Bureau (6/11, Strong) reports that Acura has recalled 48,000 vehicles from two models of SUVs, the MDX and RLX from the 2014 and 2015 model year, due to a glitch in the automatic emergency braking systems, which can put the vehicles at risk of a collision. Acura’s “Collision Mitigation Braking System” can misinterpret … Continue reading Product Liability: Acura Recalls 48,000 Vehicles Due to Braking Technology Glitch.

GM Ignition Case: GM, law firm accused of covering up ignition switch defect.

Posted on June 12, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Detroit News (6/12, Burden, Shepardson, 523K) reports that on Thursday, Texas attorney Bob Hilliard, who represents plaintiffs suing General Motors over defective ignition switches “filed a motion accusing” the company and “outside law firm King & Spalding of conspiring to cover up the defect.” The article notes that “GM admitted wrongdoing and paid a record … Continue reading GM Ignition Case: GM, law firm accused of covering up ignition switch defect.

Goodwill Litigation: STATE BY STATE SURVEY: EMPLOYER LEGAL LIABILITY FOR HIRING EX-OFFENDERS

Posted on May 28, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

This memorandum reviews state laws governing an employer’s liability in the situation where an ex-offender, hired by and working for the employer, commits a criminal act that causes injury to a third party. Whether the injured party is a customer of the employer or a stranger, the employer may be liable for the employee’s criminal … Continue reading Goodwill Litigation: STATE BY STATE SURVEY: EMPLOYER LEGAL LIABILITY FOR HIRING EX-OFFENDERS