Wrongful Death

Jail Custody Death Cases

In May 2012 twenty four year old Nathan Cooper died while in custody in the Cottage Grove (Oregon) Municipal Jail of complications from pneumonia. In April 2015, after almost three years of investigation and litigation, including successfully opposing the City of Cottage Grove's Motion for Summary Judgment, Janssen Malloy LLP partners Michael Crowley and Megan Yarnall obtained $450,000 for the wrongful death of Nathan Cooper on behalf of a surviving family member.
 

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Elder Abuse Case Against Timber Ridge Yields $5 Million Verdict

As published in the North Coast Journal, by Linda Stansberry and Sam Armanino, Thursday, January 19, 2017:

Timber Ridge McKinleyville will pay the family of a woman who died under its care $5 million after a jury found the facility liable for wrongful death and elder abuse on Jan. 17. The amount includes $2.5 million in punitive damages.

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Advocating for Victims in a Companion Criminal Case

Often in personal injury and wrongful death cases the District Attorney’s ("DA") office will be in a position to consider filing criminal charges.  In such circumstances the attorney you hire to represent you in the civil case should protect your rights and give voice to your concerns in the associated criminal case. 
 

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Janssen Malloy LLP Wins Appeal Preserving Right to Trial Over Arbitration

Janssen Malloy LLP obtained a unanimous First District Court of Appeal decision recently in a wrongful death/elder abuse action regarding Timber Ridge Assisted Living LLC (Timber Ridge).  Partner Michael Crowley argued the matter before the three justice panel.  The Court of Appeal ruled 3-0 that plaintiff Valerie Monschke, as personal representative of her mother’s estate, could proceed to a jury trial rather than be forced into a binding arbitration of the case concerning her mother’s death.  Ms.

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