Archive for Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Court documents: Collins lawsuit was not properly served because of address error

A certified letter about a personal injury claim sent to KU basketball player Sherron Colins had an incomplete address on it, Collins' lawyers argued in court filings recently.

July 8, 2008


A certified letter about a personal injury claim sent to Kansas University basketball player Sherron Collins had an incomplete address on it, court documents filed Tuesday say.

The "return receipt requested" letter was not signed by Collins and, therefore, could not be delivered absent a signature, according to new motions filed by his attorney in Douglas County District Court.

The documents are the latest filings in a lawsuit filed in May by Jessica J. Brown, a former Jayhawker Towers employee who claims that in May 2007 Collins exposed himself in an elevator and rubbed against her. Last month a judge granted a default judgment to Brown because Collins had not responded to her lawsuit.

Collins has since filed motions to have the judgment set aside. Collins argues he thought an attorney who formerly represented him was handling the lawsuit.

Collins noted that at the time the personal injury claim letters were sent in March his schedule was complicated because of travel to NCAA tournament games.

Collins denies Brown's allegations, and he has not been charged with a crime.


Baille 9 years, 7 months ago

Uh...why? "The first letter was sent March 6, followed by a March 21 letter sent certified mail-return receipt requested. It was returned to Brown's attorney, Jim Whisler, marked unclaimed."Apparently bad service - and this "story" just reiterates this past story."Brown's motion also states a court-appointed process server certified that she personally delivered a summons pertaining to the lawsuit to Collins on May 14 at his residence in Jayhawker Towers."Apparently good service. So what's the big deal, Dweezil?

dweezil222 9 years, 7 months ago

And the truth shall set you free...Ms. Brown, maybe you should find yourself a new attorney.

igby 9 years, 7 months ago

Pay a process server to serve next time. Gezzs.

BlackVelvet 9 years, 7 months ago

Hey igby, an earlier article said he WAS personally served by a PROCESS SERVER, Gezzs

Baille 9 years, 7 months ago

Or "born." Geez.Well at least I did not use the common term for a male Equus asinus. That causes Mr. Kealing's to pucker. Maybe I need coffee.

BlackVelvet 9 years, 7 months ago

Legal posturing and total BS by attorneys who are desperate to find a way to get Sherron out of this. Again.

fu7il3 9 years, 7 months ago

How is being convinced of his guilt any different than the multiple people who will probably be posting here shortly about Brown being a golddigger and making the whole thing up?

Baille 9 years, 7 months ago

It's not. Neither belief has any basis in fact absent some unique knowledge of the holder of such a belief. There simply has not been enough facts made known to determine what happened one way or the other.I don't know about you, but faith-based justice makes me nervous. Such is the stuff of which lynchings are borne.

Steve Jacob 9 years, 7 months ago

Ms. Jessica Brown should be very upset with the court and the D.A. just wasted her time and money with going to court when it looks like it's a do-over.

Baille 9 years, 7 months ago

I thought they had personal service in May after getting back the certified mail unsigned. If so, this is a story about nothing.And SRJ the D.A. is not involved with a civil lawsuit.

rocksolid 9 years, 7 months ago

Wasn't it her attorney that initially said the first letters were delivered in March and if so that would not dismiss the fact the third was served personally. However posturing in front of the court and not giving all the facts to Judge Murphy will only let this go to trial. Again it doesn't prove guilt or innocence lets hear the whole story if there is one. He said She said won't cut it in any court. Where's the evidence?? BTW Mr. Belt if you would drive 30 miles to the west The Joe- Collge lawsuit is getting ready to be revealed. This trial which is a real news story has been taking place for over a week. I wonder if Sharon's trial was moved to Shawnee County if it would be reported here?

TopJayhawk 9 years, 6 months ago

Baille. You are right, and made me spit coffee all over myself...LOL Thanks.

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