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CASE NAME:Lisa M. Frankenfield et al v. Walter M. Strong
ALL PLAINTIFFS:Lisa M. Frankenfield, Guy M. Gotthard
ALL DEFENDANTS:Walter M. Strong
CITATION:2014 U.S. Dist. Lexis 39155
DOCKET NUMBER:2:12-cv-00054
SOURCE:Bloomberg, Lexis Search, News Article, Tennessee Sex Offender Registry
TYPE OF CASE:Civil
RELATED CASE CITATION:2012-CR-51; 2012-CR-52
TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Kevin H. Sharp
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YEAR OF VERDICT:2014
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Tennessee
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Middle District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:2
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female and Male
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor and Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution (johns/other buyers), Agricultural Industry
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FIRST CLAIM:Forced Labor
FIRST CLAIM US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. §§ 1589, 1596
FIRST CLAIM RESULT:Liable
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR FIRST CLAIM:$25,000.00
SECOND CLAIM:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conversion/embezzlement
SECOND CLAIM US/STATE CODE CITATION:
SECOND CLAIM RESULT:Liable
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR SECOND CLAIM:$105,480.84
THIRD CLAIM:Sexual Abuse
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THIRD CLAIM RESULT:Liable
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR THIRD CLAIM:$200,000.00
FOURTH CLAIM:Punitive Damages
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FOURTH CLAIM RESULT:Liable
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR FOURTH CLAIM:$350,000
FIFTH CLAIM:Attorney's Fees
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FIFTH CLAIM RESULT:Liable
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR FIFTH CLAIM:$10,000.00
SIXTH CLAIM:Costs
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SIXTH CLAIM RESULT:Liable
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR SIXTH CLAIM:$481.4
TOTAL AWARD:$680,962.24
APPEAL:No
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SUMMARY:Defendant was appointed conservator of two mentally disabled adults. Defendant used power as conservator to force the male plaintiff to perform manual labor on defendant's farm without paying victim. He told the male plaintiff that he and his wife "would suffer serious harm" if he did not perform the labor. Defendant also forced the female victim to perform sex acts on himself by promising to buy her candy or to take her to the dollar store for performance of the acts. Victims lived in squalor in a trailer owned by Defendant. Defendant was ordered to pay Plaintiffs $680,962.24 total for sexual abuse, forced labor, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion/embezzlement, punitive damages, attorney's fees, and additional costs.
Approval Status:Approved
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