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Cal Potter’s Legal Cases

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  • United States v. Curtin

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    The case was reversed before a three judge panel and was also reversed before an en banc panel of 15 judges.
    Description:
    Client was charges as a traveler in a "To Catch a Predator Type Case." The case concerned the trial courts obligations involving 403 evidence.
  • Estate of Arce v. North Las Vegas

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Case Reversed and remanded for Trial
    Description:
    1983 Wrongful Death for Positional Asphyxia. Precludes the use of the findings from the Coroner's Inquest.
  • Godinez v. Moran

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1993
    Outcome:
    Ninth Circuit Case Reversed
    Description:
    This is a reported United States Supreme Court Case involving the mental capacity requirement to waive counsel in a Death Penalty Case.
  • Curtin v. US (en Banc)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Case Reversed
    Description:
    Court required to personally review the evidence and read the evidence to determine whether the literature is more probative than prejudicial
  • Tucker v. Metro

    Practice Area:
    Civil rights
    Outcome:
    Ninth Circuit denied qualified immunity and remanded the case for trial.
    Description:
    Wrongful death action by the Father for the loss of his son who died as a result of compressional asphyxia. The son was handcuffed and repeatedly tased, struck by a baton and dogpiled by the police. They got off of him when they realized that when he said that he could breathe he was exaggerating. He died after being attacked in his home, in his room and in his own bed.
  • Estate of Trevon Cole

    Practice Area:
    Civil rights
    Date:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Outcome:
    The case settled for $1.7 million dollars.
    Description:
    Trevon Cole was shot and killed by Detective Brian Yant of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on a search warrant for marijuana. The Metro squad had been working Langely productions to assist in their crime program and had targeted Trevon Cole for small marijuana buys. Det. Yant had filed false information about the background of Trevon Cole and had confused my client with another individual from Texas that had the same name, but was a different age and birthdate. Detective shot Trevon Cole while an assault rifle while Trevon Cole was unarmed and flushing marijuana down the toilet.
  • Dr. Price v. Mountainview Hospital

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff's verdict for personal injuries and an award of punitive damages
    Description:
    False Imprisonment case against Mountainview Hospital and the Director of Security Cyril Franklin for falsely imprisoning a Nevada doctor in the front of the mountainview hospital causing personal injury damages to the doctor. The Jury also awarded punitive damages against the director of security.
  • Rosenblum v. Max Carter

    Practice Area:
    Medical malpractice
    Date:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff's verdict for medical malpractice
    Description:
    Plaintiff's jury verdict against physician's assistant who overdosed Mrs. Rosenblum during the refill of her pain pump in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Cameron v. Union Pacific

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Feb 06, 2013
    Outcome:
    2 Million verdict with reduction for contributory negligence
    Description:
    The Union Pacific Railroad was blocking the path to the Junior High in Winnemucca, Nevada. Six students had been waiting at the railroad crossing by the school where they always crossed. The slowmoving train finally stopped and they went under a tankcar so that we not be late for school. The last child's leg was caught under the train and amputated. The jury found that under the doctrine of infant trespasser the railroad had a duty to put a fence-up to prevent the students from trespassing.