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Rick E Woods

Rick Woods’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • Motorized Wheelbarrow Construction Accident

    Practice Area:
    Defective and dangerous products
    Date:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Outcome:
    Confidential settlement
    Description:
    client injured on a motorized wheelbarrow. Hand controls were used to engage the machine. Experts determined flaw in design.
  • Bank of Fayetteville v. First Horizon Home Mortgage

    Practice Area:
    Banking
    Date:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Outcome:
    Trial Court dismissed under principals of collateral estoppel. First Horizon dismissed appeal and paid Bank of Fayetteville's fees.
    Description:
    Bank held mortgage behind First Horizon. Initial suit dismissed with prejudice because objections to evidence were sustained. First Horizon brought second suit, which was defended on principals of res judicata.
  • Confidential Wrongful Death Case

    Practice Area:
    Medical malpractice
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    Negligence of health care provider leads to confidential settlement
  • $400,000.00 premises liability judgment

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Jan 04, 2012
    Outcome:
    Judgment for $417,000.000
    Description:
    Plaintiff injured at resort due to faulty stairwell.
  • Parking lot design leads to confidential wrongful death settlement

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful death
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Suit filed, confidential settlement
    Description:
    child killed when struck by vehicle. Design of parking lot in residential complex fostered speeding by drivers in area where children were present and difficult to detect.
  • Objecting to Bankruptcy Discharge for Intentional Tort

    Practice Area:
    Bankruptcy and debt
    Date:
    May 15, 2013
    Outcome:
    Succesful appeal
    Description:
    Hathorn v. Petty, U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eight Circuit; No. 13-6002 (May 2013). Appeal of bankruptcy court's order granting motion to dismiss adversary proceeding as untimely. The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) concluded that since there was no deadline to file a complaint under 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(3)(B), Plaintiffs had the right to proceed with their complaint to try to prove that they held a debt of a kind described in section 523(a)(6). BAP reversed the bankruptcy court's order. The objection stemmed from an alleged sexual assault by the debtor, who had failed to properly schedule victim so as to allow her to file an objection. The debtor provided notice to the victim's state court counsel approximately one-week before deadline to object to discharge.
  • Internet Jurisdiction

    Practice Area:
    Internet
    Date:
    May 08, 2013
    Outcome:
    Decision upheld on appeal
    Description:
    Morris v. Christopher, 2013 Ark. App. 312, 2013 Ark. App. LEXIS 318, 2013 WL 1919585 (Ark. Ct. App. 2013) A resident of Hawaii, who was the wife of Morris' former friend was sued by Morris a resident of Arkansas for defamation. The trial court found that the exchange of an email between Hawaii resident and resident of Mississippi regarding Morris and his threats and vulgar comments about Hawaii resident did not meet the minimum-contacts test. The email originated in Hawaii and was sent to the Hawaii resident's family in Mississippi. The exercise of jurisdiction would offend traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice and would result in the Hawaii resident being haled into an Arkansas court solely as a result of random, fortuitous, or attenuated contacts.