Cadwalader Earns ‘Litigator of the Week Shout-Out’ for DC Trial Win

April 12, 2024

Cadwalader’s recent $3.8 million police misconduct jury trial win was featured in the April 12 “Litigator of the Week” column in The American Lawyer.

The publication noted “ ... shout out to a team at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft ... that secured a damages verdict in a police negligence case for client Stewart Hoban III. Hoban was permanently disabled when the car he was a passenger in crashed into a pole after a Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department office gave chase in her private automobile after observing a minor traffic violation. After three-and-a-half days of evidence and one-and-a-half days of deliberations, a Washington, D.C., Superior Court jury found the city liable for the officer’s negligence.”

Read it here (subscription required).

The case was tried by partner Douglas Gansler and special counsel Christian Larson, with extensive support from Paul Rodriguez, Matthew Penfield, Donald Boone, Corey Bowles and Kathleen Connolly.