Thursday, November 6, 2014

Kendrick Johnson's parents amend wrongful death lawsuit

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Attorney Chevene King, Jr. owes $94,000 to US District Court
 KJ wrongful death suit amended

Posted: Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:00 am

Kendrick Johnson’s parents have dropped accusations of civil rights violations from their wrongful death lawsuit against Lowndes High School.

They amended the complaint a week ago in answer to the school’s petition that the suit belonged in federal court, not state court, as it claimed negligence for failing to protect the safety of their son, Kendrick Johnson, under the 1964 U.S. Civil Rights Act.
Johnson’s parents amended suit removes “any and all claims” that are “based upon or refer to federal law” or that would give a federal court jurisdiction in the case. (More at link)
You may recall this from an earlier blog.  It is my understanding that King would not be allowed to file a suit in Federal court until he repays the judgment from the US District court in the Early County Jail case.  He is removing the “civil rights” charge because that charge automatically moved it to federal court.  He has to get it back to the lower court, or he has to pay the $90K + he owes. Benjamin Crump sure knows how to pick 'em.

 Team Member: CB King - Attorney for Kendrick Johnson's parents.
Albany attorney Chevene B. King Jr. was recently ordered to pay Early County $90,000 in attorney’s fees bringing an end to litigation stemming from a 2004 lawsuit filed by King on behalf of the family of an inmate who committed suicide in the Early County Jail.
On March 30, 2012, U.S. District Judge Louis Sands signed an order instructing the plaintiff's counsel — Chevene B. King Jr. — to pay defendants $94,5415.81 in attorney’s fees.
The court documents note that King never presented the court any facts supporting the plaintiffs’ allegations.
In other words, CB King made it all up.  All he was ordered to pay were attorney's fees - nothing to the State of Florida for their time and money.