Webster Szanyi attorneys Michael McClaren and Shannon O’Neill recently obtained a decision dismissing a § 1983 lawsuit brought against multiple police officers, sheriff, and county for claims of false arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and Monell. The firm filed a summary judgment arguing that probable cause was a complete defense for the claims. The firm argued that there was ample probable cause for the arrest and subsequent confinement based on: a 911 call from a witness, dash camera footage, and observations made by an officer during the traffic stop. After substantial briefing and oral argument, Magistrate Judge Roemer issued a report and recommendation that recommended the defendants’ motion for summary judgment be granted. Despite plaintiff’s objections to the report and recommendation, the District Court Judge Sinatra ultimately agreed with the recommendation to grant the defendants’ summary judgment and issued a decision that the case be dismissed.
Webster Szanyi attorneys are top notch. As County Attorney, I have worked with attorneys at the firm extensively for over twenty years on labor and employment and a variety of litigation matters. The quality of their work is consistently excellent, always demonstrating their commitment to providing superior, timely and cost-effective representation.
David C. Schubel
County Attorney, Orleans County
Webster Szanyi has been doing consistently excellent work for Niagara County for the past 15 years. They have handled a variety of litigation matters from negligence cases to civil rights claims and we know we can count on them to get the job done for us.
County Attorney, Niagara County