New York Personal Injury Law Firm Wins Over $1.2M Award for Client in Case of Use of Excessive Force by NYPD

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Attorney Sanford Rubenstein, senior partner in the personal injury law firm of Rubenstein & Rynecki, won a jury verdict of $1.218M on behalf of a former Playboy Centerfold injured by police who used excessive force during a 2006 confrontation in New York City

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A jury verdict of $1.218 million in favor of Stephanie Adams...demonstrates that there is a real problem that exists in this city with regard to the excessive use of force by police against ordinary citizens.

Former Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams announced in February that she prevailed in a recent lawsuit over injuries suffered due to the use of excessive police force. The case was brought on her behalf by New York personal injury attorney Sanford Rubenstein, senior partner at the law firm of Rubenstein & Rynecki, and Trial Attorney Nina J. Neumunz against the New York Police Department. A New York County Supreme Court jury rendered a verdict of $1.218M against the City of New York and in favor of Ms. Adams.

According to court records in the case of Stephanie Adams v. The City of New York, The New York City Police Department, et al (TDocket# 113646/06), Ms. Adams suffered permanent neck and back injuries as the result of being thrown to the ground at gunpoint by police after a 2006 confrontation with a taxicab driver who claimed she threatened to shoot him. It was later determined that she was unarmed. In addition, the police sergeant who subdued Ms. Adams eventually admitted that she was “wearing tight-fitting clothing” that made it clear she was not concealing a weapon. The jury agreed that the use of police force against Ms. Adams was excessive and caused her permanent injuries.

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein stated, “A jury verdict of $1.218 million in favor of Stephanie Adams, a former Playboy Centerfold as a result of her lawsuit against the city for excessive use of force by police, demonstrates that there is a real problem that exists in this city with regard to the excessive use of force by police against ordinary citizens.”

About Rubenstein & Rynecki

Rubenstein & Rynecki is a New York personal injury law firm that understands the hardships faced by clients and knows how to relay the degree of that suffering to the court. They are able to explain options and represent cases in a qualified and knowledge-driven manner. They diligently represent clients in Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and throughout New York.

The firm and its predecessor firms have been representing victims since 1972 with a policy of no recovery, no fee. For more information and to set up a free consultation, contact the firm.

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