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Smith, Garofoli, and Reid Deliver Legal Victory

Attorneys Ken Smith, Veronica Garofoli, and Tim Reid recently secured a defense ruling at federal jury trial in the case Hunt v. Sundquist, et al., Case No, 1:17-cv-01444 in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

The Plaintiff, a county jail inmate, had alleged excessive force and a failure to intervene in the use of excessive force against the two defendant corrections officers. At the close of evidence, the Mansour Gavin team moved for judgment as a matter of law under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50 as to their client, the corrections officer accused of not intervening in the alleged use of excessive force. After oral argument, the Court granted the motion thus dismissing all claims against the officer. The jury subsequently found in favor of the other defendant corrections officer,  finding he did not use excessive force against the Plaintiff despite having pled criminally guilty to assault from the same incident involving the Plaintiff.