Tenant Files Federal Lawsuit Against Columbia Apartment Complex After Being Shot While Sleeping

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A federal lawsuit has been filed against a Columbia apartment complex by a tenant claiming he was shot in the arm while sleeping in 2021. The lawsuit cites negligence and security failures on the part of the owners and management of The Rowan on Southern Drive. The plaintiff argues that the complex failed to provide a safe and habitable environment. Despite marketing itself as a secure place for students with exceptional amenities, attorney John Mobley, representing the plaintiff, alleges that the complex ignores the prevalent culture of violence and crime, which ultimately … Read more

Former Teacher Shot by 6-Year-Old Student Moves Forward with $40 Million Lawsuit Against Newport News Public Schools

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Abby Zwerner, a former school teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, is now heading to trial in her lawsuit following a tragic incident. Zwerner was shot by her own 6-year-old student in her classroom. The judge has ruled that her $40 million lawsuit against Newport News Public Schools can proceed. Attorneys Diane Toscano, Kevin Biniazan, and Jeffrey Breit, representing Zwerner, expressed their satisfaction with the decision. They stated that this victory brings them closer to holding the Newport News School Board accountable for their actions. In November, Circuit Court … Read more

26-Year-Old Facing Gun and Drug Charges Fatally Shot Outside Connecticut Courthouse in Alleged ‘Hit’

WATERBURY, Conn. – A 26-year-old man facing gun and drug charges was fatally shot outside the Waterbury Superior Court on Thursday. The victim, identified as Jarron Chapman, was leaving the courthouse when he was shot by an unknown assailant on a motorcycle who immediately fled the scene. According to court records, Chapman had three pending cases, including charges of illegal gun possession, operation of a drug factory, and misdemeanor assault. Chapman’s lawyer referred to the incident as a “hit,” although he believed it was unrelated to his client’s court cases. The police are currently searching … Read more

Family of Black Man Fatally Shot by Georgia Police Files Federal Lawsuit Alleging Excessive and Deadly Force

Marietta, Georgia – The family and friends of Devonte Brown, a Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer, have filed a federal lawsuit alleging the use of “excessive and deadly force.” Brown, a 28-year-old father of four, was killed in August 2021 by Cobb County Officer Ian McConnell, who was not charged after a grand jury review. The incident sparked outrage when video footage from McConnell’s body-worn camera was released, showing the officer shooting Brown, who was unarmed and still inside his car, obscured by airbags. The lawsuit, supported by the NAACP … Read more