Municipal Liability Cases

  • $750,000 settlement for 44-year old woman who slipped and fell on ice in front of courthouse, with fracture of her right ankle that required surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, and with shoulder injury.
  • $600,000 settlementbased on alleged police brutality. The victim was allegedly beaten and kicked by police officers and suffered ruptured bladder requiring surgery. Successful settlement obtained even though criminal prosecution of police officers by District Attorney resulted in acquittals.