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James Harrington of Fieger Law Firm Announces $3.5 Million Jury Award to Misidentified Man Wrongfully Jailed for 15 Days

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James Harrington of Fieger Law Firm Announces $3.5 Million Jury Award to Misidentified Man Wrongfully Jailed for 15 Days

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney James Harrington of The Fieger Law Firm announced today that on Friday July 27, 2018 at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the Courtroom of Federal Judge Gershwin Drain, in Detroit, a jury awarded $3.5 Million Dollars against a Detroit police officer for wrongfully arresting, imprisoning & jailing for 15 days the wrong person on a criminal warrant.  With interest and sanctions the verdict will exceed $4.5 Million Dollars.  It is the largest verdict for wrongful imprisonment ever in the State of Michigan.  The case was tried for 4 days prior to the verdict. 

Harrington stated:

"The facts clearly showed that my client, Marvin Seales was not the person who was named in the criminal warrant.  That person's name was Rodrick Siner who had no relationship or resemblance to Mr. Seales.  Mr. Seales informed the police of the misidentification and the police ignored him while Mr. Seales rotted in a jail cell.  The police could have easily corrected their mistake by simply examining the LIEN computer system."

See article: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/07/30/wrongfully-jailed-millions-jury-award/853374002/

For further information contact Fieger Law Firm (248) 355-5555.

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