$1.2 Million Settlement to Civil Rights Victim


Judd Shaw Injury Law represented the Estate of R.W. in a wrongful death action against the City of Paterson. Two Paterson auxiliary police officers, who had no authority to make traffic stops or arrests, gave unauthorized chase to R.W., who was riding a motorcycle. As a result, an accident occurred causing R.W.’s death. Both officers fled the scene of the accident and were later convicted of official misconduct. Judd Shaw alleged that Defendant was responsible for causing the accident and violated R.W.’s civil rights. The City disbanded their auxiliary police program and Judd Shaw Injury Law obtained a $1,200,000.00 settlement on behalf of R.W.’s Estate.