A Normandy resident who was disfellowshipped from Jehovah’s Witnesses is suing the organization for $7 million on grounds the alleged action against her was wrong.
By BRIAN JUSTICE, The Sunday News Staff Writer
Tullahoma News (Tullahoma, Tennessee)
Barbara Joanna Anderson filed the lawsuit Thursday in Coffee County Circuit Court.
She is seeking $2 million in compensatory damages, plus $5 million in punitive damages.
The defendants are listed as:
* Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York Inc.
* Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania Inc.
* Watchtower Enterprises LLC.
* Watchtower Foundation Inc.
* Watchtower Associates LTD.
* Kingdom Support Services Inc.
* Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
* Religious Order of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
* The Watchtower Group Inc.
* Manchester Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Elders.
* Lawrence A. Seely, Gary Hobson, Dale Dormanen, Robert E. Matthews, David Semonian, J.R. Brown, and John Does No. 1 through No. 4.
The family of a Jehovah’s Witness who died after an auto accident last year is suing the Azusa Police Department and California Highway Patrol, claiming officers improperly handled the accident which led to the victim’s death.
Published Thursday, August 5, 1999
By Justino Aguila
Fullerton-based attorney Evan L. Ginsburg said the family of 55-year-old Jadine Russell, who died March 8, 1998, after a drunken driver hit a car that slammed into her while she stood on the side of a road, is seeking monetary damages they’ve suffered since her death.
According to Ginsburg, the officers involved could have prevented the accident from happening by having better control of traffic.
The victim had been talking to officers from the CHP and the Azusa Police Department after a minor accident took place moments before Cook crashed.
Pete Sandrock calls Roger Matthew Walters one of the most dangerous offenders he ever prosecuted in his 25 years as District Attorney for Benton County…
By Jennifer Nitson
December 15, 2004
When Scott Heiser took the post in 1999, Sandrock showed him a file of papers more than a foot thick in his office.
“‘This is the Walters file,'” Heiser recalls Sandrock telling him. “‘In case this guy ever comes back.'”
In 1995, Walters was sentenced in Benton County Circuit Court to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old Corvallis girl in 1987. His lengthy sentence hinged on his status as a dangerous offender, as defined in Oregon statutes.