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Discovery Reopened in Firm's Cordero NYPD Perjury Litigation

Discovery Reopened in Firm's Cordero NYPD Perjury Litigation

After careful review of the governing legal standards, the Court allowed plaintiff additional discovery and set a December 8, 2017 production deadline for the City of New York. 

H&F Obtains Landmark Ruling on Claims of Widespread Police Perjury

H&F Obtains Landmark Ruling on Claims of Widespread Police Perjury

A federal judge in Brooklyn cleared the way for a historic trial on our client's allegations that the NYPD has unconstitutional policies regarding overtime and officer perjury.

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.

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.