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Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

See the story published in The News Journal regarding the removal of the McDole case to Federal Court below      

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Jacobs & Crumplar File Civil Rights Action On Behalf Of McDole Family

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Blog, Civil Rights | 0 comments

Today the grandmother and mother of Jeremy McDole filed a state court civil rights action for the tragic and unnecessary death of Jeremy, a 28 year old young black man, who was not suffering from mental health issues, but who was shot 16 times by allegedly poorly trained and unqualified police officers and killed, while paralyzed from the waist down sitting in a wheelchair. As shown by a contemporaneous video that went viral, he was unarmed, his hands were on his lap, sitting in broad daylight out in the open with plenty of nearby cover for the police. Jeremy was not combative or...

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Civil Suit Only Remedy for Inmate Killed By Corrections Officers

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

As reported in The News Journal on December 15, 2015, even though an autopsy and death certificate ruled inmate Ronald Shoup’s death a homicide, the Delaware Attorney General’s Office will not pursue criminal charges against the correctional officers who caused his death. Mr. Shoup, incarcerated for drunk driving, tragically died when five officers crushed him under their weight while restraining him hours before his death, as a forensic pathologist found. His death was labeled a homicide due to blunt force trauma. The decision specifically stated that it did not rule out the...

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Farm Workers Sue Monsanto For Roundup Exposure

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in News | 0 comments

As reported on CNBC’s website on October 15, 2015, Jacobs & Crumplar along with the firms of LUNDY, LUNDY, SOILEAU & SOUTH, LLP and WEITZ & LUXENBERG, P.C. filed a lawsuit on October 14, 2015 on behalf of three plaintiffs who as farm workers were exposed to Roundup, a pesticide sold by Monsanto. The lawsuit alleges that these plaintiffs are suffering from serious diseases such as and chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The lawsuit claims that Defendant Monsanto Company, Inc. began marketing glyphosate in products in 1974 under the brand name...

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J&C Wins Supreme Court Appeal of Sexual Abuse Case

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

On May 21 2015 the Delaware Supreme Court decided that Kimberly Hecksher had a clear right of action against the Fairwinds Baptist Church School for gross negligence in supervision of the school in contributing to the rape of a teenage girl student on its property. The case was the last of those brought under the landmark 2007 Child Victim’s Act which enabled time-barred claims based on sexual abuse of children to be brought for a period of two years in Delaware, and which eliminated the statute of limitations for civil actions based on such crimes. The Supreme Court found that if a...

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