M&D filed a civil suit in Brooklyn Federal Court against New York City and its police department, as well as against former NYPD detectives Louis Scarcella and Stephen Chmil. Yesterday, Brooklyn Federal Judge Frederic Block said Ranta’s ex-wife, Patricia, and their children, Nicholas and Priscilla, can argue several state law claims, including “intentional or negligent infliction of emotional and mental pain, suffering and distress.” This recent ruling from the judge in our favor is victory for Patricia, Nicholas and Priscilla.
This recent ruling has garnered media attention from the New York Daily News and The New York Post, a link to both is available here: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-family-david-ranta-lawsuit-proceed-20180626-story.html and https://nypost.com/2018/06/27/family-of-man-wrongly-jailed-for-rabbis-murder-can-sue-city-judge/
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