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12-5343 - Ryan v. County of Nassau et al


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12-5343 - Ryan v. County of Nassau et al
March 31, 2016
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MEMORANDUM & ORDER granting in part and denying in part 50 Motion for Summary Judgment; granting in part and denying in part 54 Motion for Summary Judgment; For the foregoing reasons, Defendants' motions for summary judgment (Docket Entries 50, 54) are GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Specifically, Plaintiff's causes of action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and 42 U.S.C. § 1985 are DISMISSED against both the County and Armor. In addition, Plaintiff's cause of action 42 U.S.C. § 1983 is DISMISSED against the County. Defendants' motions are otherwise DENIED. Thus, the only causes of action that remain are (1) Plaintiff's claim pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Armor and (2) Plaintiff's state law causes of action for negligence and wrongful death against both Armor and the County. So Ordered by Judge Joanna Seybert on 3/31/2016. C/ECF (Valle, Christine)
January 10, 2018
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting 115 Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law; granting 115 Motion for New Trial; For the foregoing reasons, the Armor Defendants' motion for judgment as a matter of law, or in the alternative, for a new trial (Docket Entry 115) is GRANTED. The Court GRANTS the Armor Defendants judgment as a matter of law on the Section 1983 deliberate indifference claim and VACATES the jury's compensatory damages award of $520,000 and punitive damages award of $7,000,000 on that claim. Additionally, the Court finds that a new trial is required on the negligence claim and VACATES the jury's award of $370,000 in compensatory damages for negligence. The parties will be contacted regarding the scheduling of a new trial. So Ordered by Judge Joanna Seybert on 1/10/2018. C/ECF (Valle, Christine)