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Arkansas Battery Law
 
Spencer Ondirsek v. Bernie Hoffman

Bernie Lazar Hoffman, better known as Tony Alamo, appeals a jury verdict finding him liable for battery, outrage, and conspiracy. He also appeals the district court’s denial of his motion for remittitur. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court affirms in part and reverses in part.

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Alamo was the leader of a religious group, Tony Alamo Christian Ministries (TACM). ... More...
   $0 (08-28-2012 - AR)

Paul Gammill v. Christa Hoover

On October 24, 2009, appellee Christa Dornhoffer (now Hoover) left her 23-monthold daughter in the custody of her then boyfriend (now husband) Steven Hoover while she worked. While under Hoover’s care, the child received second-degree burns to her buttocks.1 The burns were large and covered both buttocks. The child was treated at home until a fever forced Dornhoffer and Hoover to take the child ... More...   $0 (12-14-2011 - AR)

Seth Calagna and Spencer Ondrisek v. Tony Alamo

Seth Calagna and Spencer Ondrisek sued Tony Alamo on assault and battery, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress theories claiming that they were subjected to ritual beatings, forced to work without being paid and denied education.... More...   $66000000 (09-16-2011 - AR)

Martin Cooper, III v. Thomas Martin

Martin E. Cooper III sued Thomas Martin, individually, and in his official capacity as chief investigator for Crittenden County Sheriff Richard E. Busby (also sued in his official capacity), and Crittenden County, Arkansas (collectively the “defendants”). Cooper seeks relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Arkansas Civil Rights Act (the “ACRA”), and Arkansas tort law. The district court denie... More...   $0 (02-11-2011 - AR)

Lexicon v. Ace American Insurance Company

Lexicon, Inc. built a battery of silos for Nu-Iron Unlimited in the West Indies. Months after completion, one of the silos collapsed because of faulty welding by Lexicon’s subcontractor, Damus Limited. The collapse caused millions of dollars in property damage. Lexicon sued ACE American Insurance Co. and National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (collectively, the Insurer... More...   $0 (02-14-2011 - AR)

Justin Bryan; J&L Construction v. City of Cotter; City of Gassville; Garver, Inc.; Grubbs, Hoskyn, Barton & Wyatt, Inc.

This case involves the interpretation of exculpatory clauses in a construction contract and the determination of when the statute of limitations begins to run on a contractor’s professional malpractice claim against an engineering firm. Jurisdiction is in this court pursuant to Ark. Sup. Ct. R. 1-2(b)(5).

In 2002, the City of Cotter and the City of Gassville (the Cities) retained the serv... More...
   $0 (10-01-2009 - AR)

Ross Parkhurst v. Chad Belt

Ross and Amy Parkhurst, the adoptive father and biological mother of H.P., a minor child, asserted claims as next friend against Chad Belt, H.P.'s biological father, for outrage and battery based on Belt's alleged sexual abuse of H.P. After a jury trial, judgment was entered in favor of the Parkhursts for $250,000 in compensatory damages and $750,000 in punitive damages.1 Belt appeals, arguing tha... More...   $0 (06-09-2009 - AR)

Joshua D. Baker v. Eric Chisom

Early on August 15, 2002, Joshua Baker was arrested for traffic violations after leading police on a late-night, half-mile chase. While awaiting arrival of the arresting officer at the Drew County Jail, Deputy Sheriff Marcia Bruner handcuffed Baker's right arm to a bench and watched as Deputy Sheriff Eric Chisom choked Baker from behind and tasered him in the back of the head. After Chisom ... More...   $0 (08-29-2007 - AR)

Evelyn Clay v. JoAnne Barnhart

The district court1 affirmed the Commissioner's denial of Ms. Clay's claim for social security disability benefits. On appeal, Ms. Clay argues that her physical and mental impairments, taken together, meet Listing 12.05(C) for mental retardation.

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See 20 C.F.R. Pt. 404, Subpt. P., App. 1 (2001). She argues in the alternative that the administrative law judge ("ALJ") erred when h... More...   $0 (08-09-2005 - AR)

Autozone v. Horton

Appellee Wanda Horton fell and was injured when she was walking into appellant AutoZone's store in Searcy, Arkansas, on March 28, 2002. Horton later received medical care and underwent surgery related to the injuries sustained in the fall. In a complaint filed against AutoZone, Inc., in the White County Circuit Court, Horton alleged that she was injured after her foot was caught in an unsecured... More...   $0 (09-22-2004 - AR)

AJ&K Operating Company, Inc. et al. v. Grover Smith et al.

The appellants in this case, AJ&K Operating Co., Inc., et al. (Oil Companies), appeal from the circuit court's order denying their motion to modify a temporary restraining order which was entered against them. The Oil Companies sought permission from the court to complete the plugging of wells and closure of pits on the property of the landowner appellees (Landowners), who had leased their propert... More...   $0 (01-08-2004 - AR)

Sharon White v. Randy Mattingly

Assault and battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims by former Bentonville, Arkansas school teacher Sharon White who claimed that former principal Randy Mattingly subjected her to unwanted sexual advances intentionally inflicted emotional distress. Plaintiff sought $75,000 in compensatory damages and, to pay her lost wages and medical expenses, and $100,000 in punitive damag... More...   $10000 (02-04-2003 - AR)

Larry Lee, Sr., et al. v. Ed Daniel

On June 29, 1995, Barbara Fowler, along with her mother and her two sons, was involved in an automobile collision in Pine Bluff. Fowler's mother, Linda Young, was driving her car when it was struck by a truck owned by Waste Management of Arkansas. Young was severely injured; Brandon Fowler, the older of the two boys, was not seriously hurt, but the younger boy, eighteen-month-old Larry Lee, Jr., e... More...   $2500000 (11-08-2002 - AR)

Jones Rigging and Heavy Hauling, Inc.

Appellants Jones Rigging and Heavy Hauling, Inc. ("Jones Rigging"), and Paul Kemp appeal the order of the Clark County Circuit Court granting Appellees Shannon Parker and Michael Rodney Parker a new trial. For reversal, Appellants argue that the trial court abused its discretion in granting a newtrial on the basis of surprise, because it erroneously interpreted Ark. R. Civ. P. 59(a)(3). Appellees ... More...   $0 (02-14-2002 - AR)

Daniel Morris v. Crawford County, Arkansas; Bob Ross; John McAlister; and Larry G. Ruiz

Daniel Morris appeals from an adverse grant of summary judgment on his deliberate indifference claim against Sheriff Bob Ross and Crawford County, Arkansas. For the reasons explained below, we affirm the district court's 2 judgment. Morris was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Crawford County Detention Center for a breathalyse... More...   $0 (08-12-2002 - AR)

New Maumelle Harbor, a/k/a Jolly Rogers Marina v. Mac Rochelle

Negligence - Fire - On or about January 30, 1998, a fire occurred at the Jolly Rogers Marina. On that same date, defendant had entered into a rental agreement with the marina to store his boat in slip number twelve of boat dock number three. Plaintiff alleged in its complaint that the fire started in slip twelve of boat dock number three as a direct result of defendant's negligent use of a batte... More...   $0 (06-10-1999 - AR)

Steve Linder v. Robert McDaniel

The parties rented adjacent boat stalls on Lake Hamilton. In July of 1995, McDaniel attached a battery charger to the battery of his boat and left the charger connected, unattended, while he went out of town for three or four days, during which time the battery exploded, spewing acid onto Linder's pontoon boat. Linder filed for damages claiming McDaniel was negligent.... More...   $2908 (05-26-1999 - AR)

 
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