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About Brian Kent, Esq.

Brian Kent, Esq. is a founding partner at Laffey, Bucci & Kent and the lead sponsor of Crime Victim Advocates. Brian has fought for victims' rights for over a decade, beginning his journey as a prosecutor in the Sex Crimes Unit of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

Phoenix Woman Sues City Over Police Officer Sexual Assault

A woman from Phoenix, Arizona is set to file a $12.5 million lawsuit against the Phoenix Police Department over an alleged sexual assault. Erica Reynolds, 37, has accused a female police officer of assaulting her during a body cavity search. At a press conference held on June 24, 2019, Reynolds called the body search "illegal," [...]

By |2019-06-25T10:15:47-04:00June 25th, 2019|Sexual Assault Lawsuits|

Families Accuse Dallas Senior-Living Communities Of Negligence In Serial Killer Rampage

The families of three elderly women who were murdered by an accused Texas serial killer have filed wrongful death lawsuits against senior-living communities in the Dallas area, accusing the facilities of failing to protect their loved ones from Billy Chemirmir. A series of explosive new lawsuits claim that The Tradition - Prestonwood and The Edgemere, [...]

By |2019-06-25T10:10:42-04:00May 29th, 2019|Violent Crime|

Violent Crime Lawsuit Filed In Death Of Man Outside Las Vegas Nightclub

The family of a man who died after being punched outside a downtown Las Vegas nightclub has filed suit against the establishment and the business' security company. The lawsuit, filed in late April 2019 by the family of Luis Campos, who died at the age of 45, argues that employees for the Vanguard Lounge and [...]

By |2019-06-25T10:10:33-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Violent Crime|

Former TV Reporter Accuses Kings Coach Luke Walton Of Sexual Assault

Former TV sports reporter Kelli Tenant has accused Luke Walton, current head coach of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, of sexual assault. In a new civil lawsuit, Tennant claims that Walton pinned her to a hotel room bed without her consent - and laughed at her when she told him to stop. This is the first [...]

By |2019-06-25T10:10:25-04:00April 25th, 2019|Sexual Assault Lawsuits|

Connecticut Supreme Court Affirms Sandy Hook School Shooting Lawsuit Against Remington

In an important court ruling, the Connecticut Supreme Court has revived a wrongful death lawsuit against Remington Arms, manufacturer of the rifle used to commit the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Overturning the opinion of a lower court judge, the court has ruled that, despite far-reaching protections under federal law, Remington can be sued over [...]

By |2019-04-12T13:08:05-04:00April 12th, 2019|Mass Shootings|

US Government To Pay $5 Million In Escaped Prisoner Murder, Rape Case

The United States government is set to pay out $5 million in compensation to settle a lawsuit filed by the victims of David Renz, an escaped prisoner who broke out of his electronic ankle bracelet while in custody and went on to murder a school librarian and rape a 10-year-old. US Government Settles Negligence Lawsuit [...]

By |2019-04-12T13:08:14-04:00February 26th, 2019|Violent Crime|

Iowa Hotel Settles Sexual Assault Negligence Lawsuit

A hotel in Iowa has agreed to settle the lawsuit of a New Jersey woman who claims to have been sexually assaulted in her seventh-floor hotel room. Attorneys for the plaintiff say the owners of the Embassy Suites hotel in Des Moines agreed to the deal shortly before she was scheduled to testify at trial [...]

By |2019-02-25T15:14:32-04:00February 25th, 2019|Sexual Assault Lawsuits|

Black Teens Targeted By White Couple In Miami File Civil Hate Crime Lawsuit

The families of four black teens subjected to racial slurs and vulgarity over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in Miami have filed a civil lawsuit against the white couple who targeted them, claiming the couple's actions constitute a hate crime, the Miami Herald reports. Racist Rant, Concealed Weapon On Miami Bridge In addition to [...]

By |2019-02-22T12:37:23-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Violent Crime|

Family Of Murdered Cleveland Student Files Civil Lawsuit

The family of a young Cleveland student who was raped and murdered on her way to school has filed a civil lawsuit against her charter school and the city. In court documents, the mother and father of Alianna DeFreeze, a seventh grader murdered in January 2017, take aim at her school, E Prep and Village [...]

By |2019-02-22T12:11:05-04:00January 29th, 2019|Violent Crime|