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Josh Briskman files lawsuit against the Town of Mount Vernon.

This past Fall, lawyer Josh Briskman filed a lawsuit against the Town of Mount Vernon and its former Mayor, Police Chief and other city officials on behalf of his client, a local woman, which alleges she was tragically raped by a Mount Vernon Police officer while in custody at the Town of Mount Vernon jail. The lawsuit alleges at the time of the rape, she was incarcerated for traffic violations. Today, after exhaustive filings in Federal Court, a Federal Judge ruled that the firm’s client’s Section 1983 claims alleging a deprivation of her constitutional rights may proceed not only against the officer at issue, but also against his supervisors and the Town itself. The ruling today is a major milestone as it orders that the case cannot be dismissed but instead the defendants will have to defend the claims made by the firm’s client. Despite the odds being stacked against his client, Mr. Briskman and co-counsel Greg Evans took the case on and may now proceed on to proving their case through the discovery process in Federal Court

Briskman & Binion, P.C.
205 Church Street
Mobile, AL 36602-2601

Office: 251.433.7600
Fax: 251.433.4485

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 43
Mobile, Alabama 36601