October 2018 E-Newsletter

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The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington is a well-respected litigation firm with an office in Hempstead, Long Island. Our focus is primarily in the area of civil rights, voting rights, employment discrimination, police misconduct, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and criminal law. However, the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington is a full- service law firm handling matters in numerous areas of law and providing a wide range of services from contract formation to litigation and trial practice.

RECENT VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
$8.43 million - Excessive force, false imprisonment, unlawful entry, trespass and punitive damages by police officers who tased a man suffering from bipolar depression

$7.75 million- Civil Rights and wrongful death action brought by the family of deceased

$4.7 million- Repeated verbal and physical assaults on Yemeni-American employee, while supervisor failed to protect employee and discipline the assailant

$1.277 million- Race based attack and serious injury by violent acts against Plaintiffs, who were lured to an isolated warehouse

$2.8 million- Wrongful death, products liability case involving a tow motor accident at a sewage treatment plant


AT THE FIRM


Bullied Student's Case against School District Allowed to Proceed
The United States District Court, Eastern District of New York allowed a mother whose son was being bullied at school to have her case proceed. Frederick K. Brewington and Cathryn Harris-Marchesi of The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington represented the Plaintiffs.

In Thorpe v. West Hempstead Union Free School District, Pamela Thorpe, the student's mother, claimed that, on December 7, 2015, her son was physically and sexually assaulted by another student in the locker room at West Hempstead High School.
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Vote for Frederick K. Brewington for The Long Island Press’ Best Lawyer Award!
Readers of The Long Island Press have nominated Frederick K. Brewington as Best Lawyer in its Bethpage Best of LI 2019 poll. Click on Services, scroll down to Lawyers and choose Frederick K. Brewington. You can also go to Law Firms and choose The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington. If you would like to help the Brewington office garner this award, you can vote every day; however, only one vote per IP address per day is allowed. Voting ends December 15.

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Frederick K. Brewington to be Inducted into LIBN’s Hall of Fame
On November 8, Frederick. K. Brewington will be inducted into the Long Island Business Hall of Fame by Long Island Business News. This special ceremony will take place at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you would like to purchase tickets or otherwise support, you can contact Long Island Business News at (631) 913-4246 concerning this event.

This event includes the most distinguished leaders in Long Island’s business community. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the organization’s highest honor for those who demonstrate a commitment to excellence — past, present and future.

To learn more about Mr. Brewington and his achievements, click here.

Criminal Mischief Charges Dismissed After Employee Termination
The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington announced the firm’s motion to dismiss criminal mischief charges against Nieshawn Bazil.

In a supporting deposition given by Christopher Myers, a store manager with Best Yet Supermarket in East Rockaway, he said that he had a termination meeting with another employee, SC, Mr. Bazil’s girlfriend. When Mr. Bazil learned of his girlfriend’s termination of employment, according to Mr. Myers, he kicked in the door to Mr. Myers’ office and began to shout profanities at Mr. Myers. Mr. Bazil denied these charges and maintained his innocence throughout the case. The deposition later described that Mr. Bazil headed into the store area, knocked down a cake display, picked up a metal magazine rack and threw it at a storefront window, causing $3,500 in damage.
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Frederick K. Brewington Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers List

Frederick K. Brewington of The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington has been selected to the list of New York Metro Super Lawyers for 2018. He was recognized in the practice areas of Civil Rights, Criminal Defense and Employment Litigation: Plaintiff. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. This is the sixth year in a row that Mr. Brewington has been named to this exclusive list.
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Court Rules Prosecution Was Unable to Prove Woman Was Stalking Her Neighbor
On September 25, 2018, the Honorable Tricia M. Ferrell of the District Court of Nassau County, First District Criminal, Part 1, dismissed charges of Stalking in the Fourth Degree against the defendant after the prosecution claimed she distributed pamphlets at the complainant’s residence and workplace accusing the police, fire and sanitation departments of harassing and stalking her.
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Acting Supreme Court Judge Grants Post-Verdict Dismissal of Felony Charge of Criminal Mischief in the Interest of Justice
An acting Supreme Court judge recently dismissed a felony charge against a defendant after a jury acquitted him of three other charges. Frederick K. Brewington represented the defendant.

Brian Pfail was indicted on four counts of Assault in the Second Degree, one count of Resisting Arrest, and one count of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree for an incident that occurred at a restaurant. Mr. Pfail spilled a drink and was refused further service because he appeared to be drunk to the staff.
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IN THE NEWS

Islip Voting Suit Echoes The Past
September 18, 2018 | Newsday

Suit Takes Aim at Islip’s At-Large Voting System
September 17, 2018 | Newsday

Islip Residents Say Town’s Voting System Hurts Minorities
September 13, 2018 | Newsday.com

Board Seeks Removal
September 2018 | Long Island Press

Long Island Prosecutors Unsure If Driver’s Racist Rant, Caught On Video, Is Criminal
July 30, 2018 | Gothamist

Suffolk DA Looking at Whether Racist Rant In Video Constituted A Crime
July 29, 2018 | Newsday.com

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