BISBEE OBSERVER HEADLINES 08-05-2021


Attorney for victim in cold case assault files complaint against alleged attacker

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The attorney representing the Bisbee victim allegedly attacked by John Daly III has filed a complaint seeking an unspecified amount in damages to include damages for medical bills, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Lynne Cadigan, the attorney representing the woman who was allegedly attacked and assaulted by Daly, a retired Border Patrol agent, 20 years ago while asleep in her apartment, is seeking damages for her client through an amount to be proven at trial. In addition to relief for medical bills and pain and suffering, Cadigan is seeking damages for her client for impairment, hedonic damages and loss of earning capacity as well as punitive damages and any other relief within the law and equity that the court deems appropriate.

According to the lawsuit, Cadigan claims Daly, who is under various indictments for sexual assault and kidnapping, attacked her client while she was asleep in her apartment in Bisbee on Oct. 19, 2001. Stating that her client was blindfolded, tied up and had duct tape placed over her eyes and mouth. In her complaint she also claims that Daly choked her client into unconscious numerous times and that each time…read full story (online subscribers only)

City settles claim from Vista Park take down

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The videographer who filed a notice of claim (NOC) against the City of Bisbee and multiple officers from the police department requesting $1 million in damages has settled his claim with the city.

After council held several executive sessions over the past few months seeking legal advice from the city attorney regarding the NOC, an agreement was reached and approved by the Bisbee City Council at Tuesday night’s meeting with Nolan Gouguet, the videographer. Gouguet claimed he suffered physical and emotional injuries after being taken down by officers at Vista Park last June while filming an interaction between the former animal control officer and a citizen.

The NOC served to the city and employees of the city on behalf of Gouguet, requested $1 million in damages but settled for $75,000….read full story (online subscribers only)


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