Eric Garner's Wife Agrees to $5.9 Million Settlement over Chokehold Homicide, says Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding

Lawsuit Cash Advance Firm says Eric Garner's family agreed to accept a $5.9 million settlement over his wrongful death in the chokehold incident by NYPD cops.

Jul 22, 2015, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports that Eric Garner's wife has agreed to accept a $5.9 million settlement with the city over the wrongful death of her husband. The settlement was reached earlier this month, and settlement details have not been disclosed, however, according to The NY Daily News, the city has not admitted liability. The settlement was reached over the chokehold incident that killed Eric Garner on July 17th of last year after being placed in a chokehold and piled on by several NYPD officers. His famous last words, "I can't breathe," made headlines throughout the country, sparking awareness of police brutality as well as protests. Despite the settlement being reached, Garner's family said no amount of money would bring him back. Due to the vicious nature of these crimes and the growing public awareness on these cases, Legal-Bay stands ready to assist those who have been faced with police brutality, wrongful death, or wrongful imprisonment and wrongful convictions, as these cases are unfortunately becoming far too common now.

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Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent settlement, "The New York settlement sends a message nationwide, even when police misconduct has not been proven, that public perception and awareness has swung dramatically in favor of plaintiffs with cases of this nature. Additionally, New York City has been quick to settle wrongful conviction claims as well, resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts for plaintiffs."

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