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Confidential v. Confidential (Pennsylvania), a case involving the rape of a mentally ill patient, by another mentally ill patient, while under the care and supervision of hospital personnel.  (The case settled for $1.35 million.)

Jacobs, et al. v. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal wrongful death case brought by the parents on behalf of their 19 year old child who died when life support was unlawfully terminated for the purpose of harvesting his organs. (The case settled for $1.2 million.)

Confidential v. Confidential (Louisiana), a federal civil rights case resulting from the death of Confidential, who was unarmed when a police officer shot him five times killing him. (The case settled for $800,000.)

Kubic v. Allen, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case against officials of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections resulting from the unlawful arrest and employment termination of a decorated war veteran. The frivolous criminal charges were dismissed.  (Mr. Kubic’s employment and status was restored with three years of back pay, and the case was settled for $500,000.)

Confidential v. Confidential (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case brought by the parents of an adult child whose physician supported his drug habit and who was permitted to commit suicide while in prison. (The case was settled for $350,000.)

Gracey v. Goss, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case against troopers employed by the Pennsylvania State Police resulting from the unlawful beating of Mr. Gracey, which caused broken bones and a permanent eye injury. (The case settled for $300,000.)

Shultz, et al. v. Hadfield, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case alleging that police officers in Springettsbury Township, Pennsylvania, used excessive force, when they fired 11 bullets into Mr. Shultz’s side and back, killing him. (The case settled for $285,000.)

Broadwater v. Fow, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case in which Mr. Broadwater claimed that members of the Pennsylvania State Police used excessive force against him while he was in their custody.  The incident was partially captured on video. (The case settled for $275,000.)

Confidential v. Confidential (Louisiana), a federal civil rights case resulting from the malicious prosecution of Confidential for second degree murder.  Confidential sat in jail, wrongfully charged, for over one year before the District Attorney dismissed the charges against him. (The case settled for $250,000.)

Williams v. Moyer, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case resulting from the unlawful beating of Ms. Williams by police officers employed by Springettsbury Township, Pennsylvania.  At the time of the beating, Ms. Williams was in the rear seat of a patrol vehicle, with her hands handcuffed behind her back, and with her feet shackled.  The beating was partially caught on video. (Springettsbury Township settled the case for $250,000 and several non-economic terms.)

Landis v. Moyer, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case resulting from the unlawful beating of Mr. Landis by police officers employed by Springettsbury Township, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Landis suffered five broken ribs and was Tasered numerous times.  The beating was captured on video. (Springettsbury Township settled the case for $250,000 and several non-economic terms.)

Widdowson v. Corll, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case resulting from the unlawful arrest and assault of Mr. Widdowson by Sgt. Raymond M. Corll of the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Sgt. Corll was criminally charged.  (The case settled for $150,000.)

Wagner, et al. v. Holtzapple, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case resulting from Bucknell University’s unlawful search of students’ residences with school officials, and law enforcement personnel from Union and Montour Counties. (The case settled for $75,000.)

Ronkin v. Vihn (District of Columbia), a federal civil rights case against a police officer who was caught on video assaulting Ms. Ronkin in the Metro train station.  (The case settled for $60,000.)

Nelson v. Bender, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case against a police officers from Logan Township, Pennsylvania, and Penn State, resulting from the officers’ use of unlawful force against Mr. Nelson. (The case settled for $60,000.)

Attorney Jacob also played a significant role in the defense of two high-profile cases in Pennsylvania:

Allen, et al. v. City of York, et al. (Pennsylvania), a 2003 federal civil rights case resulting from the shooting death of Lillie Belle Allen during the 1969 race riots that occurred in the City of York.

Crawford v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al. (Pennsylvania), a federal civil rights case wherein Steven Crawford claimed that he had been maliciously prosecuted for murder and wrongfully incarcerated for 28 years.

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