A Torrington gas station owner has settled a lawsuit against the widow of his former manager who he claims stole as much as $750,000 in lottery tickets from him over a two-year period. Documents filed Tuesday in Litchfield Superior Court indicate that attorney Patrick Wall, who is representing gas station owner Sohan Johnson, filed a motion to withdraw the case. The case had been scheduled to go to trial earlier this year but that was delayed. A Dec. 13 status conference has been canceled.
A federal lawsuit filed by former death row inmate Daniel Webb has been pending for nearly seven years and will be the subject of a hearing in February. Webb filed a lawsuit in 2011 claiming cruel and unusual punishment after a Department of Correction supervisor tore photos of women off his wall on Nov. 6, 2009. Warden Angel Quiros, while doing routine rounds, saw the photos in Webb’s cell and ordered the inmate to take them down, according to court records.
A police brutality lawsuit filed by a man who suffered head injuries when he was pushed by former Meriden officer Evan Cossette has been settled for an undisclosed amount. Cossette served a 14-month sentence after a jury found him guilty of using unreasonable force and obstruction of justice after a video surfaced showing Cossette pushing a handcuffed Pedro Temich backwards into a cell. Temich fell and struck the back of his head against a concrete bench and passed out.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".