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Adams v. Naphcare, Inc.

United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Norfolk Division

March 19, 2019

ROXANNE ADAMS, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF JAMYCHEAL M. MITCHELL, Deceased, Plaintiff,
v.
NAPHCARE, INC., et al., Defendants.

          Plaintiff Roxanne Adams, Administrator of the Estate of Jamycheal M. Mitchell, Deceased

          Mark J. Krudys (VSB No. 30718) The Krudys Law Firm, John F. Preis (VSB# 45764), PLC Counsel for Plaintiff Roxanne Adams, Administrator of the Estate of Jamycheal M. Mitchell, Deceased

          Edward J. McNelis, III, Esq., Grace Morse-McNelis, Esq., Christopher F. Quirk, Esq., Ruth T. Griggs, Esq., Sands Anderson Counsel for Defendant NaphCare and Kolongo, MD; Edwards, LCSW; Ray, NP-Psych; Ngwa, NP; Johnson, RN; Thomas, RN, HSA; Rivers, LPN; Nicholson, MA; Murphy, MSW

          Jeff W. Rosen, Esq. Lisa Ehrich, Esq. Jeffrey Hunn, Esq. Pender & Coward, Counsel for Defendants HRRJA, HRRJ, Supt. Simons, Asst. Supt. Taylor, Officer Gibbs, Officer Hilliard, Officer Keister, Officer Powell, MJO Smith, MJO Johnson, Sgt. Everette, Sgt. Phillips, Lt. Madison, Capt. Cowan

          Gregory F. Holland Esq., Dov Szego, Esq., Counsel for Defendant Hart

          Marshall H. Ross, Esq., Senior Assistant Attorney General Alexander K. Page, Assistant Attorney General Office of the Virginia Attorney General, Counsel for Defendant Boyd

          David P. Corrigan Esq., Jeremy D. Capps, Esq., Leslie A. Winneberger, Esq., Counsel for Defendant Ferguson

          William W. Tunner, Esq. Mark R. Colombell, Esq. Michael G. Matheson, Esq. William D. Prince, IV, Esq., Counsel for Defendants Officer Barnes, Officer Blakely, Officer Bourne, Officer Brown, Officer Butcher, MJO Dixon, Sgt. Epperson, Officer Whitaker, Sgt. S. Whitehead, and Lt. R. Whitehead

          Michael Goodove, Esq. Elizabeth K. Ufkes, Esq., Counsel for beneficiary Jasmine Adams

          Ros R. Willis, Esquire Inman & Strickler, P.L.C., Counsel for beneficiary Sonia Adams

          Anthony Lewis Esq., Richard F. Hawkins, III, Counselfor beneficiaries Michael Mitchell, Lance Tucker, Laquette Miles, Michael Miles, Shavonne Miles, Shewanda Miles and Jamie Miles

          AMENDED ORDER APPROVING WRONGFUL-DEATH SETTLEMENT

         THIS day came Plaintiff, Roxanne Adams, Administrator of the Estate of Jamycheal M. Mitchell, Deceased (Plaintiffs decedent is referred to herein as "Mr. Mitchell"), in person and by counsel, and Defendants NaphCare, Inc.; Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority ("HRRJA"); Hampton Roads Regional Jail ("HRRJ" or "the Jail"); David L. Simons; Eugene Taylor, III; Roderick D. Madison; Felicia Cowan; Christopher Gibbs; William Hilliard; Robert Keister; Joseph Powell; David Smith; Joseph Johnson; Tamara Everette; Stephen Phillips; Dale Barnes; Stephano Blakely; Sylvester Bourne; Derrick Brown; Doncosta Butcher; Curtis Dixon; William A. Epperson; Robert Whitaker; Steven W. Whitehead; Reginald Whitehead; Debra K. Ferguson; Gail Hart; and Kelly Boyd (all of the foregoing are collectively referred to herein as the "Defendants"), by counsel, and, pursuant to Virginia Code § 8.01-55 and Fed.R.Civ.P. 41, upon Plaintiffs (and, previously, Defendants') motions for approval of wrongful-death settlement, and upon notice to the statutory beneficiaries, Plaintiff moved for approval of the wrongful-death settlement.

         It appearing to the Court that the matters agreed upon by the parties as set forth herein be, and the same hereby are, ratified, approved, and confirmed.

         Specifically, it appearing to the Court that:

         1. All parties required by law to be convened are convened or are deemed convened by their signatures to this Order or by written notice of the hearing.

         2. That on August 19, 2015, 24-year-old Mr. Mitchell was pronounced dead by EMS while a detainee at Hampton Roads Regional Jail ("HRRJ").

         3. That Plaintiff Roxanne Adams is the aunt of the Decedent, Mr. Mitchell. Plaintiff is, and was at all relevant times, a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia. On October 19, 2015, Plaintiff duly qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Jamycheal M. Mitchell, Deceased, in the Circuit Court of City of Portsmouth, under the provisions of Virginia Code § 64.2-454.

         4. That Plaintiff filed the above-captioned wrongful-death action asserting claims pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, as well as state law claims.

         5. That the Defendants expressed their intentions to defend all claims asserted by Plaintiff.

         6. That nevertheless, the Defendants, without admitting any liability, but distinctly denying such, have offered to compromise the claims of Plaintiff arising out of the death of Mr. Mitchell. Defendants have agreed to collectively pay and Plaintiff Roxanne Adams, Administrator of the Estate of Jamycheal M. Mitchell, Deceased, has agreed to accept, contingent upon Court ...


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