Executive Wrongfully Arrested Receives a Six-Figure Settlement


McManis Faulkner represented a high-level executive in a civil suit for wrongful arrest based on a shoddy investigation and outrageous conduct by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office. The executive retained McManis Faulkner after being arrested for dental insurance fraud, handcuffed and taken from her workplace, and later cleared of a crime she did not commit. The client suffered the shock and humiliation of her arrest in front of her co-workers and the severe emotional distress of being imprisoned for more than eight hours, as well as a bill for legal services to clear her name that exceeded $10,000. The client received $300,000 in the settlement.