Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Announces $1.45 Million Verdict in Section 1983 Case Against Village of Muttontown

Uniondale, Long Island, N.Y., September 16, 2013 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek announced a $1.45 million jury verdict in a Section 1983 procedural due process case brought by Richard Entel, a former Village Trustee, against the Village of Muttontown. Mr. Entel brought the action after he lost an election for Mayor and the newly elected Trustees voted to improperly file a deed against a portion of Mr. Entel’s property.

E. Christopher Murray, a litigation partner, represented Mr. Entel at trial. “The federal jury’s verdict and award of $1.45 million is tremendous vindication for my client who was the victim of a series of politically charged and vindictive moves by the Village. My client’s constitutional rights were violated as a result of the Village illegally clouding title to my client’s property. We are very satisfied with the jury’s verdict and the result of this trial,” expressed Murray.

“This victory by E. Christopher Murray is well deserved and adds to Ruskin Moscou Faltischek’s growing list of successful Section 1983 cases on behalf of both property owners and municipalities, “added Managing Partner Mark Mulholland..

For more than 45 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate & securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, energy and trusts & estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.