The Warshawsky Law Firm Wins 2nd Circuit Appeal In Civilian False Arrest Case

In January 2018, the Warshawsky Law Firm won a $120,300 jury verdict for our client in a civilian false arrest case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn). We represented the plaintiff, who was suing her former boyfriend for reporting her to the police and having her arrested and prosecuted (she ultimately was acquitted) by claiming that she had stalked and harassed him, which we proved at trial were false and malicious accusations. The jury awarded both compensatory and punitive damages to our client. After the district court denied the defendant’s post-trial motion, the defendant appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In a summary order issued on January 24, 2020, the Second Circuit rejected the defendant’s appeal and affirmed the verdict in favor of our client. The court found that there was sufficient evidence supporting the plaintiff’s claims and that the compensatory and punitive damages awarded by the jury were not excessive. At The Warshawsky Law Firm we are very happy that we have been able to achieve some measure of justice for our client, first winning the criminal trial for her, then winning her civil trial, and now winning her appeal.