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Christopher R Carney

Christopher Carney’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • IN RE PERSONAL RESTRAINT OF JAMES S. ANDERSON

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Outcome:
    Conviction reversed; case dismissed.
    Description:
    Personal restraint petition filed on behalf of wrongly convicted innocent client. Based on proof of an alibi that was not presented at the trial, client was freed from prison after serving nearly five years for a crime he did not commit.
  • Excessive Force/police brutality claim against Seattle Police

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Oct 03, 2012
    Outcome:
    Settled in client's favor.
    Description:
    Client kicked repeatedly by undercover SPD officer, incident captured on video. Interview: http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=577&a=25887&p=6&n= News coverage: http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-breaking-seattle-teen-files-suit-against-undercover-cop-20110214,0,2069264.story
  • Imka Pope v. King County Jail

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Feb 03, 2012
    Outcome:
    Client awarded $975,000 by jury.
    Description:
    Pregnant client given no medical care by jail staff; gave birth alone in jail cell. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017419232_inmatebaby04m.html
  • White vs. Tacoma Police Department et al

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    May 01, 2014
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict in client's favor, wrongful arrest.
    Description:
    http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/deaf-woman-seeks-45m-suit-against-tacoma-pierce-co/nS7d8/
  • A.B., et al. vs. DSHS

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Apr 02, 2015
    Outcome:
    Federal judge issues permanent injunction compelling State to fix mental health services for inmates who may be incompetent.
    Description:
    Class-action civil rights lawsuit on behalf of jail inmates across Washington who are suffering from mental health crisis and unacceptable delays in receiving services from state hospitals. http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025292546_jailrulingxml.html http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/judge-washington-must-fix-problem-with-jailing-mentally-ill/