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Ben Crump Sues Florida State Agencies For $40 Million After Death Of Teen
Washington, DC (June 2, 2006) …NBA lifetime member and past board of governors member
Benjamin L. Crump is seeking more than $40 million in damages from the Department
of Juvenile Justice and the Bay County Sheriff's Office on behalf of the family of
Martin Lee Anderson, who died just hours after being manhandled by guards at a juvenile
"A video proves that as seven guards punished Martin by kicking, punching, kneeing,
choking and slamming him while they jammed ammonia tablets up his nose and covered
his mouth, a nurse watched him slip in and out of consciousness," Crump said at a
news conference. "These heinous, malicious and torturous treatments led to his death."
(The Associated Press)
Crump is the co-founding partner of Parks & Crump, P.C., a personal injury law firm
in Tallahassee, Florida. He is a graduate of Florida State University and Florida
State University School of Law; and holds memberships in the Virgil Hawkins Florida
Chapter National Bar Association, Tallahassee Barrister's Association, American Bar
Association, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, NBA Civil Trial Lawyers Division,
NBA Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Division, and Board of Directors for North
Florida Legal Services.
The full story and pictures are featured in the July 31, 2006 issue of Jet Magazine,
the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other media publications.