Sep 27, 2020
Suit: DCS Removed Children From Home Under False Claims
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis couple has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Indiana Department of Child Services alleging the agency removed their two young children from their home under false pretenses, causing them to stay in foster care for months.
The lawsuit claims the children were taken after their father was wrongfully accused in 2018 of sexually abusing the daughter.The mother argues DCS refused to acknowledge any exculpatory evidence that was presented and believes her ability to take care of her children was brought into question because she is disabled.
Filed by Massillamany Jeter & Carson LLP on behalf of Adam and Laura Huff, the lawsuit demands a jury trial and $3 million in damages from the agency due to violations of their First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“The entire premise for removing the children from the family home was false,” attorney Tom Blessing said at a news conference last week announcing the lawsuit. “It was based on a lie.”
The law firm claims due to the allegations, the family was separated for several months, including over the holidays, and said the goal of the lawsuit is to hold DCS accountable and compensate the family for emotional distress.
DCS sought a voluntary dismissal of the case just days before they were to appear in court to argue the allegations, according to the suit. DCS spokeswoman Erin Murphy said in a statement that the agency investigates allegations of abuse and neglect and "makes recommendations to the court based on the evidence at hand," but did not comment on the family’s allegations or the lawsuit.
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Jesse Lingard wants to become an ACTOR after he retires from football as he gets set for Forest home debut
JESSE LINGARD has made the shock revelation that he sees himself as an ACTOR after he quits football.
Most fans will agree it is rather difficult to picture J Lingz treading the boards as Hamlet or starring alongside Robert De Niro.1Jesse Lingard during the 2-0 Prem loss to Newcastle last weekendCredit: Rex
But the player is certainly not shy of controversy after he snubbed West Ham in favour of newly-promoted Nottingham Forest.
The former Manchester United and England star is set to be barracked by Hammers fans at the City Ground.
Some are even ready to throw fake money at the 29-year-old after he was branded a mercenary for choosing a lucrative switch to Forest which could see him trouser up to £150,000 a week.
He had been tipped to rejoin West Ham, where he enjoyed a hugely successful loan spell.Read more in footballTRANSFER NEWS PSG eye Rashford, Man Utd and Chelsea in Frenkie de Jong battle
But Lingard has proven he is more than willing to play the pantomime villain, because he sees himself as a budding thespian.
He told Tubes on Soccer AM: "I want things in place with my little one for when I finish football, so she has something to look up to and it's about what's next. I'd like to go into acting.
"I'm strong enough to deal with all that criticism now.
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"I started the clothing brand the week before we played Liverpool, but we got a win in the week. I do my YouTube stuff, I have my media company and they're all things I enjoy.
"I love football, it's my passion, but when I finish I want to work on the next thing and my family can come into it when they're older."
Lingard claims he moved to Forest because they made him feel 'loved' and that he turned down better financial offers abroad.