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NEWTON V. CITY OF NEW YORK

$18,592,000 - 9th largest general verdict and largest civil rights verdict in New York State  in 2010.

Alan Newton was released from prison on July 6, 2006, after more than twenty-two years of incarceration for a rape and assault that DNA testing proved he did not commit.  

For twelve of those years, Newton repeatedly requested access to a rape kit that contained the ultimately exonerating DNA to no avail - not because Newton was not entitled to the rape kit, but because the New York City Police Department could not find it.  The jury, after a 3 and ½ week trial, awarded Mr. Newton a total of $18 million in damages against the City of New York for 12 years of wrongful incarceration; the jury also awarded Mr. Newton $500,000 and $92,000 against two senior police officers for separately “intentionally inflicting emotional distress” upon Mr. Newton. 




Welcome. Please browse my website for information regarding my law practice. I have extensive experience in handling complex civil litigation involving:

- serious personal injury
- wrongful death
- civil rights violations
- product failure
- medical malpractice
- aircraft disasters

I pride myself on achieving extraordinary results. I accept only a small number of clients so that I can devote substantial personal attention to each matter. 

I have been selected as one of the top attorneys in the New York Metropolitan area by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. 

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Law Office of John F. Schutty, P.C.

445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, New York 10022

Phone:   (212) 836-4796    

Fax:   (917) 591-5980    

Email:   john@johnschutty.com

 

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