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Man Sued NYPD and Hospital Now Set To Settle For $3000 Hold Harmless & No Publicity

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 5 – Felipe F. Vivar sued the NYPD and New York Presbyterian Hospital alleging mistreatment as a gay disabled male, the theft of money and physical abuse.

Now the case appears poised for settlement - for $3000.    

On May 5, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Vernon S. Broderick held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.  

 The hospital defendant said it would pay, but only in exchange for a commitment not to publicize.

 Judge Broderick patiently explained the proposal to Vivar, who then asked, So we're going to mediation? No, this was mediation, or felt like it.  

 The defendants said they will sent settlement papers to Vivar and Judge Broderick, and will reconvene on May 25.

The case is Vivar v. NYC Police Department et al., 18-cv-5987 (Broderick)


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