Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding Reports "Negotiation Phase" with Retired Tennis Pro James Blake and NYPD

Law Cash Advance Company says that the case involving retired tennis pro James Blake, who was wrongfully tackled and arrested by an officer, is now in a "negotiation phase"; the Civilian Complaint Review Board ruled that the officer used "excessive force" during the September 9th arrest in NY.

Oct 15, 2015, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that in the case where retired tennis pro James Blake was wrongfully tackled and arrested by an NYPD officer, a "negotiation phase" is now underway. The officer, James Frascatore, mistakenly believed Blake was a "suspect in an identity-theft case," according to the NY Post, then he tackled the retired tennis pro and arrested him. The Civilian Complaint Review Board made a recent ruling in the case that the officer used "excessive force in arresting Blake on September 9th outside the Grand Hyatt on East 42nd Street." A panel recommended that the officer involved, Frascatore, be "disciplined." However, according to the article in the NY Post, the ruling by the Civilian Complaint Review Board does not necessarily mean the officer is guilty, it only means that the allegations Blake made of "excessive force" were justified. Now, the CCRB is in negotiations with the officer's lawyers in hopes of a plea agreement, however, if there is no such agreement, the case will go to a "departmental trial." 

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Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent news in the James Blake case, "We have seen quite a bit of New York City police brutality settlements of late, most notably the Eric Garner – 'I can't breathe case,' and it looks like the James Blake case will be another high profile celebrity settlement coming down soon. Fortunately in this case, no one was seriously injured, however it shows the need for proper protocol so that incidents like this do not result in serious injury or death by police misconduct."   

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