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Darl Hilton Champion Jr.

Darl Champion’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Civil Rights Violation

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Jan 06, 2012
    Outcome:
    $73,750 Settlement
    Description:
    Settlement on behalf of a client whose constitutional rights were violated when he was wrongfully assaulted, searched, arrested, and detained by police officers from a local city and county. The incident occurred in 2009 when the client, D.W., was arrested on the front porch of his house for obstruction of justice after allegedly failing to identify himself to police officers who were searching for another suspect. The plain-clothes officer who initially approached D.W. and demanded his personal information did not have probable cause or reasonable suspicion to detain D.W. for questioning. Additionally, although the basis for the arrest was that D.W. allegedly failed to identify himself, it was undisputed that he did provide his name to the plain-clothes officer. In the course of the arrest, another officer repeatedly tasered D.W., even though he was not resisting the arrest. That officer then choked D.W. while he was handcuffed until he almost blacked out. The officers then searched D.W.'s home without a warrant or any level of suspicion. The prosecutor eventually dropped the charges against D.W. because he determined that, under Georgia law, D.W. was not required to provide any identifying information to the officer who approached and questioned him. A lawsuit was filed in federal court in the Middle District of Georgia against the individual officers, their supervisors, and the city and county based on the violations of D.W.'s constitutional rights. After several months of litigation, the defendants agreed to settle the claims against them for a total of $73,750.
  • $500,000 Settlement for Fractured Femur

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    $500,000 Settlement
    Description:
    Client sustained fractured femur in automobile wreck that was caused by a drunk driver who crossed the double-yellow line and struck my client head-on.
  • Confidential Settlement for Man Killed in Industrial Accident

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Nov 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    Client was killed at work when he was pulled into a piece of machinery and crushed to death.
  • Motorcycle Accident

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Apr 06, 2015
    Outcome:
    $100,000
    Description:
    Client sustained broken collarbone in motorcycle accident.
  • Wrongful Death Car Accident

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Aug 01, 2014
    Outcome:
    $315,000
    Description:
    Settlement for limits of insurance policies in car accident case that results in a death.