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Tag Archives: Judge James P. Jones

Prior police shootings not connected to present shooting (access required)

Where a plaintiff suing over the shooting death of a fleeing suspect relied on two 2014 shootings involving sheriff’s deputies, those incidents did not present “[a] pattern of similar constitutional violations” showing deliberate indifference or a conscious choice regarding training. ...

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Naming all LLC members not needed for diversity jurisdiction (access required)

A law firm suing its former client for unpaid legal services sufficiently alleged diversity jurisdiction by alleging the LLC defendant’s members are natural persons domiciled in Tennessee. Identifying the names of the members was not necessary. Background Gentry Locke Rakes ...

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Fees reduced for overstaffing and ‘reinventing the wheel’ (access required)

Although the prisoners’ rights organization that prevailed in a First Amendment suit against a jail authority and its superintendent was awarded reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, payments were limited to four attorneys rather than 10, and the hours of the ...

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Experts may testify about prescription practices (access required)

Although two experts who planned to testify on behalf of a family physician charged with prescribing controlled substances to patients without a legitimate purpose were excluded because their testimony was cumulative, four other physician experts, including the defendant himself, may ...

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