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Case Name Lawler v. City of New York PN-NY-0034
Docket / Court 1:12-cv-05843-RWS ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Policing
Special Collection Occupy
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Unreasonable search and seizure
Aggressive behavior
Excessive force
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Pattern or Practice
Pepper/OC spray
Restraints : chemical
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) City of New York
Plaintiff Description Resident of New York City arrested while participating in Occupy Wall Street movement
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Case Closing Year 2015
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
Case Listing PN-NY-0035 : Crisp v. City of New York (S.D.N.Y.)
PN-NY-0043 : Elliot v. City of New York (S.D.N.Y.)
Additional Resources
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  New York City to Pay Up to $75 Million Over Dismissed Summonses
New York Times
Date: Jan. 23, 2017
By: Benjamin Weiser (New York Times)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Bravo v. Board of Commissioners of Dona Ana County
Date: 2017
By: The Bazelon Center (The Bazelon Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

1:12-cv-05843-RWS (S.D.N.Y.)
PN-NY-0034-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/23/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Demand for a Jury Trial [ECF# 1]
PN-NY-0034-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/31/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Protective Order [ECF# 19] (S.D.N.Y.)
PN-NY-0034-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/04/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation and Order of Dismissal [ECF# 31-1] (S.D.N.Y.)
PN-NY-0034-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/18/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Sweet, Robert Workman (S.D.N.Y.)
PN-NY-0034-0002 | PN-NY-0034-0003 | PN-NY-0034-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Moisan, Jane Leanne (New York)
Rankin, David Bruce (New York)
PN-NY-0034-0001 | PN-NY-0034-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Lapietra, Louis C. (New York)
Lucas, Andrew Joseph (New York)
Weiss, Dara Lynn (New York)

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