Leventhal Law Group Results
$4,500,000 settlement for a client unjustly convicted of rape (the second highest award from the State of New York).
$1,500,000 settlement for a client who spent 5 years on Rikers Island before he was acquitted of all charges.
$1,500,000 settlement for the estate of a Staten Island man who was not under arrest, but was subjected to excessive force and died when NYPD officers held him in a face down position for 30 minutes.
$1,000,000 for man who spent two days in NYPD custody falsely accused by NYPD and DOE officials of sexual assault on a student.
$975,000 settlement for a client who lost an eye after being kicked by an NYPD sergeant.
$800,000 settlement for a client who was falsely arrested and struck in the face with a metal baton, which caused a broken jaw and a traumatic brain injury.
$625,000 settlement for a client who was kicked in the eye and falsely arrested, resulting in an orbital fracture and unjustly spending a day in police custody.
$475,000 settlement for a client who suffered nerve damage from tight handcuffs.
$400,000 settlement for a paraplegic inmate who suffered an inferior pubic ramus fracture during transport from court to Rikers Island because he was improperly secured inside a DOC transport van.
$340,000 jury verdict and settlement of attorney’s fees for a client who was detained for 45 minutes and issued a baseless summons for disorderly conduct. Jury findings were based on loss of liberty and emotional distress.
$325,000 settlement for a client who was subjected to excessive force when police officers pushed their knees in his back and slammed his face to the ground.
$300,000 verdict by a judge in federal court for emotional distress for a woman who was detained for 15 minutes by armed agents while her home was searched, based on mistaken information.
$300,000 settlement for a man who suffered a broken elbow after police pulled his legs out from under him while he was handcuffed.
$285,000 settlement for a mother and son who were falsely arrested for unlawful eviction of a tenant and were detained for 15 hours each before the Staten Island DA declined to prosecute.
$280,000 settlement for a man who was falsely arrested and suffered a broken nose when an officer hit him in the face with handcuffs.
$240,000 settlement for a Staten Island man who was kicked in the eye by an NYPD officer. He suffered a ruptured globe.
$225,000 settlement for "deliberate indifference" to a prisoner with mental health problems. DOC repeatedly ignored his medial condition, resulting in multiple suicide attempts.
$200,000 settlement for a high school administrator who was kicked in the eye by a NYPD officer on Staten Island, causing an orbital fracture.
$150,000 jury verdict for a client who was detained for 45 minutes and issued a baseless summons for disorderly conduct. Jury findings were based on loss of liberty and emotional distress.
$150,000 settlement for a 14 year-old from Staten Island who was forced by police officers to remove his clothes and left alone in a desolate area.
$150,000 settlement for two women who were inappropriately photographed by a NYPD detective.
$40,000 jury verdict against the City of Yonkers and a number of police offers in federal court in White Plains for a man who was punched in the eye by a police officer.
$30,000 settlement for two men who were unlawfully strip-searched in public and falsely arrested by the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a choke hold.