Firm and Attorney News
Mike Wolak And John Goselin will be speaking at next month's Annual Conference of the Independent Broker Dealer Consortium. The conference is October 23 - 25, 2015.
Wayne Melnick , Brian Dempsey, and Ali Sabzevari obtained summary judgment for two police officers alleged to have violated a woman’s civil rights when she was burned by a Noise Flash Diversionary Device (“flash bang”) that was deployed into the apartment in which she was staying during the execution of a narcotics no-knock search warrant. In a first of its kind decision in the Eleventh Circuit, the Northern District of Georgia held that the officers in question were entitled to qualified immunity. In doing so, the court agreed with FMG’s arguments that not only was there no constitutional violation, but that the law is not clearly established regarding the use of flash bang devices in warrant executions such as this.
Brad Adler has been elected Chairperson for the Southeast Chapter of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). In this capacity, Mr. Adler will lead one of PLUS’ largest and most successful Chapters covering eight states as it hosts numerous educational, networking and volunteer events in 2015 – 2016.
Phil Savrin and Ali Sabzevari obtained a complete win for a police officer who shot and killed a naked man who was advancing toward the officer with an object concealed in his hand. The officer did not fire his weapon until the suspect had closed the gap between them and made a final lunge with outstretched arms. The federal judge agreed that the officer’s use of deadly force was reasonable as a matter of law and did not violate the Fourth Amendment protections.