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Case Style: Patrick Fearing and Melody Fearing v. St. Paul Police Department, et al.
Case Number: 0:02-cv-04744-ADM-JSM
Judge: Ann D Montgomery
Court: United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Ramsey County
Jill Clark of Jill Clark, P.A., Golden Valley, Minnesota
Meghan L. Riley, St. Paul City Attorney's Office, St. Paul, Minnesota
Patrick Fearing and Melody Fearing sued St. Paul Police Department, Jason Bain and David Stokes for the injuries and damages that they sustained as a direct result of Officers Bain and Stokes using excessive force in violation of 42 U.S.C. 1983 and Fearing's constitutional rights on New Year's Eve 2001. The officers responded to a call that Fearing was shooting off fireworks in his backyard. The Fearings claimed that the officers beat Mr. Fearing without just cause.
Outcome: Settled for $115,000 after a jury found in favor of the Fearings for $57,000 in July of 2005.
Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown
Defendant's Experts: Unknown