MacMain, Connell and Freiler Win At Trial
David MacMain and Matthew Connell, with pre-trial and trial support from Nicole Freiler, successfully defended two correctional officers in a Section 1983 ‘failure to protect’ claim brought by an inmate who was savagely attacked by an another inmate resulting in over 100 stitches to his face and neck. The trial was held before the Honorable Thomas O’Neill in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Plaintiff was represented by 3 lawyers from the 200+ lawyer Philadelphia office of The Dechert Law Firm. After 3 days of testimony from 7 witnesses, the 8 person jury returned a verdict in favor of the corrections officers in just under 2 hours.