Posted on Apr 10, 2010
Recently, a Nassau County jury awarded nearly $20 million to a man who sustained serious personal injuries, including losing a leg after he was hit by a police car that, ironically, was in the process of chasing him on a harrassment charge. Not insignificantly, the jury's award included $3 million in punitive damages, because they found that the police officer's actions, which included deliberately driving up onto a sidewalk and pinning the plaintiff under both sets of his car's wheels, was, not surprisingly, excessive.

 

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