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Date: 05-10-2022

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The Estate of Angel Place v. Joyce Anderson, Joni Bedell and Crystal Stewart

Case Number: 1:16-CV-02286-JLK

Judge: John L. Kane

Court: United States District Court for the District of * (* County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: John Killian and Joseph Azbell

Defendant's Attorney: Andrew Bradford Clauss, Andrew Curtis Treloar, Christopher William Brophy, Courtney Elizabeth Bartkus and Brittany Lynn Limes

Description: Denver, Colorado personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiffs, who sued defendant on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983.

Angel Place cried. That fateful decision—such a commonplace event in the
life of an eleven-month-old baby—ended in tragedy. For her offense, Angel’s foster
mother, Sydney White, violently shook Angel by the neck. Two days later, Angel
died. White pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in death and tampering with
physical evidence. A Colorado state court sentenced White to 30 years’

The personal
representatives of her estate, Plaintiffs in this case, claim that three county human
services workers violated Angel’s Fourteenth Amendment substantive due process
rights by allowing her placement with Sydney White and by later not removing Angel
from White’s home.

Outcome: Summary judgment in favor of Defendants.

See: Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirming District Court

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