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Firm Achieves Dismissal in Federal Court

The firm recently achieved victory in federal court. In B.R. by Rogers v. Borough of Point Pleasant, the plaintiffs sued alleging various constitutional claims against the municipality and several of its employees.  Christopher J. Dasti, representing Point Pleasant Borough filed and argued a motion for summary judgment in United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

With respect to the plaintiffs’ failure to train/supervise claim against the Borough, the court found that the plaintiffs failed to present evidence that the Borough acted with deliberate indifference to the known or obvious consequences of its acts or its failure to act. Even if the plaintiffs had presented evidence of deliberate indifference, the plaintiffs did not demonstrate a constitutional injury. The court granted the motion for summary judgment and dismissed the plaintiffs’ complaint with prejudice.

 

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NOT GUILTY FOR DWI DEFENDANT

Our Partner Christopher K. Koutsouris, Esquire was successful in ensuring that justice was served and receive a verdict of Not Guilty for our client in the Hoboken City Municipal Court. Our client was unfortunately charged with, among other things,  a violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 (DWI) despite the obvious presence of insufficient facts to support the filing of such a charge. The Defendant maintained his innocence and, supported by Christopher K. Koutsouris, Esquire, made no less than eleven (11) Court appearances over the following ten (10) months. Unable to achieve a dismissal through numerous conferences with the State’s representatives and unwilling to accept anything less than a dismissal of the bogus DWI offense, Mr. Koutsouris was left with no choice other than to bring the State to trial. Mr. Koutsouris filed a Motion to Suppress, which brought to the forefront the obviously insufficient facts upon which our client’s arrest was founded. After convening a partial trial in the Hoboken City Municipal Court, the Judge of Municipal Court invited the parties to brief the Motion to Suppress based upon the testimony presented. After considering the written submissions the court dismissed all of the charges against our client.

 

Christopher K. Koutsouris has been Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Municipal Court Law Attorney. Mr. Koutsouris has years of experience in the Municipal and Criminal Courts of New Jersey, and has served as either the Municipal Prosecutor or Public Defender in over 20 different courts in his distinguished career. Mr. Koutsouris has represented clients in Municipal and Criminal Courts throughout the State of New Jersey. If you or your loved ones find yourselves charged with any offense your first call should be to your lawyer! Contact Christopher K. Koutsouris of the Law Firm of Dasti, Murphy, McGuckin, Ulaky, Koutsouris & Connors at (609) 971-1010.