New York approved a $10 million settlement for NSB client Martin Tankleff

In April 2018, Suffolk County, New York approved a $10 million settlement for NSB client Martin Tankleff, to resolve his federal civil rights claims against the County and several of its police detectives. Mr. Tankleff was wrongfully convicted of murdering his parents in 1990 and spent 17 years in prison before his conviction was overturned. NSB also reached a $3.4 million settlement with the State of New York on behalf of Mr. Tankleff in 2014.

Mr. Tankleff is represented by NSB partners Barry Scheck and Emma Freudenberger, and fellow Rick Sawyer, along with co-counsel Bruce Barket and Barry Pollack.

Read the New York Times’ coverage here.



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