“Wrongful-Death Suit Filed Against Criminal Defendant’s Parents, Grandmother”

by Walter Olson on January 23, 2012

“While lawyer Scott Marshall has pleaded guilty to a murder charge, his victim’s mother has filed an unusual wrongful-death suit against not only him but his parents and his 92-year-old grandmother.” [Texas Lawyer]


1 Richard Nieporent 01.23.12 at 11:54 am

Cowey alleges the defendants failed to warn “Montgomery of the unsafe condition of their son.

This gives a whole new meaning to a defective product lawsuit. I guess they should have had a warming label tattooed on their son.

2 Ron Miller 01.23.12 at 2:17 pm

Walter, the murderer was a plaintiff’s lawyer. How could you leave that part out?

3 Xmas 01.24.12 at 6:51 am

I guess it comes down to why someone would kill the ex-wife of the former law partner that is suing them. I suspect that their is some sort of crazy issue here with the parents and the grandparent all knowing that a murder was about to be committed and then failing to act to stop it or even warn someone about it.

But…Oh Dear God, this guy was a mess!

4 Ron Miller 01.24.12 at 10:25 am

But is is odd that the lawyer says that he is not at liberty to discuss the details of the case now. You are the plaintiff’s lawyer. You have filed a lawsuit. When do you think you will be ready to chat about it?

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