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Arkansas Deliberate Indifference Law
William Wolfe v. Fayetteville, AR School Dist.

William Wolfe filed suit against the Fayetteville, Arkansas School District alleging he was a victim of sexual harassment in violation of Title IX, 20 U.S.C. § 1681. After the district court2 denied the school district’s motion for summary judgment, the case proceeded to trial. A twelve-member jury issued a verdict in favor of the school district. Wolfe moved for a new trial, but the district c... More...   $0 (08-09-2011 - AR)

Robert Storay v. City of Little Rock

In this civil rights action against the City of Little Rock (City) and three police officers, Robert Storay appeals the district court’s1 adverse grant of summary 1The Honorable William R. Wilson, Jr., United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

judgment in favor of the City and the court’s order granting the police officers’ motion to dismiss. Upon careful re... More...
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John Doe v. Tanya Wilcher

John Doe and Martha Roe filed this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), on behalf of their minor daughter, Jane Doe. For several months during the 2006- 2007 school year, Jane Doe was involved in a sexual relationship with Chad Smith, her basketball coach at Delight High School. The plaintiffs claim that ... More...   $0 (10-19-2010 - AR)

Brant Sitzes v. City of West Memphis Arkansas

Appellants Brant and Nancy Sitzes (collectively “plaintiffs”), parents of Brittney and Shelby Sitzes, brought this action against Officer James Wright of the West Memphis, Arkansas, Police Department (WMPD), the City of West Memphis, and various city officials (collectively “defendants”). They alleged constitutional and state tort claims arising out of a traffic accident in which a patrol ... More...   $0 (06-09-2010 - AR)

Sandy Krout v. Luke Sawdy

Bobby Joe Rylee died after an altercation with police officers in Russellville, Arkansas, and a period of detention in the Pope County Detention Center. Sandy Krout, individually and as administratrix of Rylee’s estate, brought an action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against five Russellville police officers and four Pope County correctional officers in their individual capacities. She alleged that th... More...   $0 (10-06-2009 - AR)

Susan Vaughn v. Christopher Gray

Appellee, Susan Vaughn, commenced this action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, contending that Appellants were deliberately indifferent to the serious medical needs of her brother, Phil Blount, which resulted in his death. Appellants, several officers and employees of the Greene County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Department, moved for summary judgment based on qualified immunity, which was denied by the distric... More...   $0 (03-06-2009 - 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)

Jerala Grayson, as personal representative for the Estate of Daniel Neal Grayson v. Bob Ross, individually and in his official capacity as a Crawford County Sheriff

Daniel Neal Grayson (Grayson) died October 15, 2000, following selfmutilation while incarcerated in the Crawford County Detention Center (jail). Jerala Grayson (Appellant), as the personal representative of Grayson's estate, sued the Crawford County Sheriff and three of the jailers in their individual and official capacities. An amended complaint altered the list of defendants, adding arr... More...   $0 (07-20-2006 - AR)

Bobbie Parette, etc. v. Bart Virden, et al.

In this 42 U.S.C. 1983 action, Bobbie Parette, Howard Parette, Emily-Jane Parette, Louise Parette Gooden, and Richard Gooden (collectively, appellants) appeal from an order of the district court1 granting summary judgment in favor of the City of Morrilton, Arkansas (City), City Attorney Bart Virden, City Mayor Stewart Nelson, and the Morrilton Wastewater Committee (MWC) and its members (co... More...   $0 (04-04-2006 - AR)

Kurt Dixon, et al. v. Mike Lowery, et al.

Mike Lowery and Tim Calhoun (appellants) appeal from the district court's denial of their motion for summary judgment. They argue that they are entitled to qualified immunity from suit by Kurt Dixon and the Big Mamou, Inc. (collectively referred to as "Dixon") because they did not violate a clearly established constitutional right when they helped a private party acquire possession of the Big ... More...   $0 (08-16-2002 - 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)

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