U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Current Events
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Closed Thread Start New Thread
Old 04-23-2015, 11:45 AM
28,411 posts, read 14,153,195 times
Reputation: 19545


I think the family should be awarded a box of cigarillos. The lawyer can smoke half.

Old 04-23-2015, 12:31 PM
3,217 posts, read 1,633,466 times
Reputation: 1840
The Department of Justice ruling on this pretty much destroys this stupid case.
Old 04-23-2015, 01:07 PM
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
7,192 posts, read 7,527,496 times
Reputation: 7993
Like someone else said, "See the OJ civil Trial"
Taking a quote from my Mother in law( 35 years as a trial lawyer) "Getting 12 Strangers to agree on something Is the most unpredictable thing on the planet.
Since this a Civil Trial you don't need all 12 to be Unanimous.
Old 04-23-2015, 01:29 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
4,582 posts, read 6,115,201 times
Reputation: 5021
I agree with a previous poster in that this is about bringing names into the open. $75,000 seems like such a low number to sue for in the event of a death. Suspiciously low, even. I'm sure I'll be corrected if I am wrong, but aren't most higher-profile wrongful death suits filed for amounts into the millions?

I feel bad for the family losing a child. I don't think anyone is happy about that. I do think they need to move on and not continue to beat this horse (sorry, I couldn't think of a better phrase).

I really hope this one gets thrown out in short order.
Old 04-23-2015, 01:49 PM
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
3,836 posts, read 6,613,512 times
Reputation: 7254
Originally Posted by Jaggy001 View Post
They are probably hoping that Ferguson will settle which is why they have set the damages they are asking for fairly low. $75k is not a lot and it might easily cost that much or more just to defend the action. My guess is that they would take $25k plus attorney fees and walk away.
I hope the City of Ferguson doesn't settle. It will set a precedent, then anytime something like this happens there will be a law suit. Tax payers will be on the hook.
Old 04-23-2015, 01:56 PM
Location: San Francisco
2,267 posts, read 1,375,935 times
Reputation: 3731
Incidentally, has anyone apologized to the poor beleaguered merchants of Ferguson for the looting and terrorizing that they were subjected to?
Old 04-23-2015, 01:58 PM
Location: Ft. Myers
15,642 posts, read 9,683,968 times
Reputation: 34481
If they win that $75 K they will have new rims on the family car and a big wide screen tv. What better way to honor their little boy's memory ?

Old 04-23-2015, 02:05 PM
Location: San Diego
32,823 posts, read 30,075,350 times
Reputation: 17698
Well, now they will be able to buy stuff vs steal it. Outstanding.
Old 04-23-2015, 03:09 PM
Location: Ft. Myers
15,642 posts, read 9,683,968 times
Reputation: 34481
Originally Posted by 1AngryTaxPayer View Post
Well, now they will be able to buy stuff vs steal it. Outstanding.

That money will only last a short period of time........they don't exactly look like investors to me.

Old 04-23-2015, 03:09 PM
Location: St Louis, MO
4,677 posts, read 4,596,624 times
Reputation: 2966
Okay, I got an answer on the $75k. The $75k only means that they are seeking damages in excess of $75,000 including punitive damages. Missouri does not use numbers about $75k when punitive damages are included.
They are also seeking a permanent injunction against the police department to prevent policing of African-American people in Ferguson. Not sure where they are going with that. But also an order forcing the city to accept a federal consent decree for monitoring for 5 years.

That last part is big. Based on the experience of other cities, monitoring could cost Ferguson tens of millions of dollars a year for that five year period.
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Closed Thread

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Current Events
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top