Blasio Case: Jail V. New York City

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The 5 who had been jail sued New York City in 2003 for malicious prosecution. They also included racial discrimination, and emotional distress in the law suits. The city refused to settle the suits for a decade under then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It is hard for the city to say we mess up on an grand scale because the city 's lawyers felt they would win. However, after Bill de Blasio became Mayor and supported the settlement. The city settled the case for $41 million in 2014. As of 2014, the five men were pursuing an additional $52 million in damages from New York State in the New York Court of Claims just so they can get ahead.
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