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Can truck driver's record be entered in trooper death case? Lawyers argue in Montgomery County

The Madison County Record Apr. 21, 2016, 11:44am

HILLSBORO – Montgomery County Circuit Judge Douglas Jarman must decide how much jurors need to know about the road record of DOT Foods driver Johnny Felton, whose truck struck and killed state trooper Kyle Deatherage in 2012.

Agreed order in trooper wrongful death case stipulates counsel will proceed in civil fashion

The Madison County Record Dec. 18, 2015, 2:27pm

HILLSBORO – Swansea attorney Tom Keefe signed an order on Dec. 14, agreeing to not resort to snide, insulting, derogatory, uncivil or harassing comments in Montgomery County circuit court. Keefe withdraws an allegation that lawyers for DOT Foods and a trucking subsidiary deserve sanctions for misconduct at a deposition of a company witness. He concedes that his client Sarah Deatherage must answer questions about dating and social life. He agrees not to disparage opposing counsel in email to l

Permanent grief claims in trooper widow's wrongful death case open door to discovery

The Madison County Record Sep. 30, 2015, 7:53am

HILLSBORO – Sarah Deatherage, widow of state trooper Kyle Deatherage, must testify about her dating and social life, Montgomery County Circuit Judge Douglas Jarman ruled on Sept. 17. He ordered her to answer questions she wouldn’t answer in June, at a deposition for her suit against the owners and the driver of a truck that hit her husband.