Janklow shielded from civil damages


Staff member
Jun 3, 2003
Janklow shielded from civil damages
Wire Services |
"A judge ruled Tuesday that former Rep. Bill Janklow was on duty when he caused a deadly traffic accident, meaning taxpayers would have to pay for any civil damages in a wrongful-death lawsuit. U.S. Magistrate Arthur Boylan sided with a federal prosecutor's conclusion that Janklow, 64, was on official business Aug. 16, 2003, when he sped through a stop sign on a rural road and collided with motorcyclist Randy Scott. Janklow had appointments or appearances over two days around the state and was on his way home when the accident occurred... Boylan, ruling in St. Paul, Minn., concluded the federal government should be listed as the defendant in the lawsuit filed by Scott's family members , who are from Minnesota... Janklow, elected to Congress in 2002 after serving a total of 16 years as governor, spent 100 days in jail after his manslaughter conviction in the highway death. He resigned from Congress in January."