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$3,000 Awarded in Wrongful Release Suit

On October 29, 1999, the New York court of claims awarded. $3,000 in damages to Frank Nicchio. Nicchio was a New York state prisoner who was wrongly held 30 days past his release date from prison. Nicchio was granted summary judgment on the issue of liability. The case went to trial solely on the issue of damages.

The court held that Nicchio was entitled to no other damages beyond those for 30 days of loss of liberty. The court held that Nicchio had suffered no loss of reputation, wages or emotional distress to justify a higher damage award. See: Nicchio v. State of New York, Claim No. 86620. Court of Claims, White Plains.

Source: New York Jury Verdict Reporter

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