The New York Times Front Page Explores Police Perjury Through the Lens of Two H&F Cases

The New York Times Front Page Explores Police Perjury Through the Lens of Two H&F Cases

In a cover story in today's New York Times, reporters tackle the problem of police perjury, telling the story of a detective indicted for false statements earlier this year. H&F sued the detective in two recent cases, winning settlements for our clients.

What is qualified immunity?

What is qualified immunity?

In District of Columbia v. Wesby, 15-145, the Supreme Court revisited the legal doctrine of qualified immunity, which shields police officers when their conduct does not violate a citizen's clearly established rights. In theory, it leaves liable only the plainly incompetent and those who knowingly violate the law. In practice, it's a bit more complicated.

Federal Bar Association Hosts Panel Discussion at SDNY with Help and Participation from H&F

Federal Bar Association Hosts Panel Discussion at SDNY with Help and Participation from H&F

Planned by partner Baree N. Fett, the discussion panel was held August 1st at 500 Pearl Street and featured partner Gabriel P. Harvis as a panelist along with SDNY ADR Chief Rebecca Price and others. Wiley Stecklow moderated.

H&F Obtains Federal Sanctions Order against Defense Attorney for Improper Deposition Conduct

H&F Obtains Federal Sanctions Order against Defense Attorney for Improper Deposition Conduct

H&F successfully moved for sanctions before EDNY Magistrate Judge the Hon. Cheryl L. Pollak following defense counsel's egregious deposition conduct. The City will need to pay plaintiff's attorney's fees and costs associated with the deposition, and to reproduce the witness for further questioning.