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Case Number: 1:16-cv-20680-RNS
Judge: Robert N. Scola, Jr.
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Miami-Dade County)
Defendant's Attorney: Blake Sando
Description: Miami, Florida personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on civil rights violation theories under 42 USC 1983.
Susan Khoury claimed that she was injured and/or damaged as a direct result of being wrongly institutionalized for a psychological examination under the Baker Act, a state law that allows for involuntary emergency mental health services. She was in a dispute with residents who neighbored Glades Middle School in south Miami-Dade’s Sunset neighborhood and the patrons of the Glades Baseball and Softball League. People attended softball game at the fields maintained by the school parked illegally and left trash.
One person who parked illegally called the police because Khoury was taking pictures. Office Gregory Williams grabbed Khoury and twisted her arm dislocating her elbow. She was forced to the ground by Williams and an off duty officer who was also attending a game.
Williams asserted qualified immunity.
Outcome: 4/20/2022 291 NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Enrique Daniel Arana on behalf of The Miami-Dade County School Board, Gregory Williams. Attorney Enrique Daniel Arana added to party The Miami-Dade County School Board(pty:dft), Attorney Enrique Daniel Arana added to party Gregory Williams(pty:dft). (Arana, Enrique) (Entered: 04/20/2022)
04/20/2022 292 NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Rachel Ann Oostendorp on behalf of The Miami-Dade County School Board, Gregory Williams. Attorney Rachel Ann Oostendorp added to party The Miami-Dade County School Board(pty:dft), Attorney Rachel Ann Oostendorp added to party Gregory Williams(pty:dft). (Oostendorp, Rachel) (Entered: 04/20/2022)
04/20/2022 293 Renewed MOTION for Judgment as a Matter of Law and Alternative, MOTION for New Trial or Remittitur by Gregory Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - March 14, 2022 Transcript of Trial Day 1, # 2 Exhibit 2 - March 15, 2022 Transcript of Trial Day 2, # 3 Exhibit 3 - March 16, 2022 Transcript of Trial Day 3)(Arana, Enrique) (Entered: 04/20/2022)
04/21/2022 294 TRANSCRIPT of Jury Verdict held on 3-17-22 before Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr, Volume Number 1 of 1, 1-7 pages, Court Reporter: Vernita Allen-Williams, 305-523-5048 / Vernita_Allen-Williams@flsd.uscourts.gov. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased by contacting the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 5/12/2022. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 5/23/2022. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 7/20/2022. (vas) (Entered: 04/21/2022)
04/27/2022 295 NOTICE by Gregory Williams re 293 Renewed MOTION for Judgment as a Matter of Law and Alternative MOTION for New Trial or Remittitur Defendant's Notice of Filing Rule 7.1(a)(3) Certificate (Arana, Enrique) (Entered: 04/27/2022)
05/02/2022 296 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply/Answer as to 293 Renewed MOTION for Judgment as a Matter of Law and Alternative MOTION for New Trial or Remittitur by Susan Khoury. (Napoleon, Hilton) (Entered: 05/02/2022)
05/03/2022 297 PAPERLESS ORDER: The Court grants the unopposed motion 296 . The Plaintiff will file her response to the motion no later than May 18, 2022. Signed by Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. (eau) (Entered: 05/03/2022)
05/03/2022 Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings per DE 297 as to 293 Renewed MOTION for Judgment as a Matter of Law and Alternative MOTION for New Trial or Remittitur. Responses due by 5/18/2022. (amb) (Entered: 05/04/2022)
Plaintiff's verdict for $520,000.00