Case: Kronen v. NYC

1:06-cv-01705 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: March 3, 2006

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On March 3rd, 2006, two New York City public high school teachers filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court Southern District of New York against the City of New York and the New York Police Department, alleging violations of the United States and New York state constitutions and common law torts. The plaintiff, represented by the New York ACLU and private attorneys, asked for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as monetary damages.Specifically, the plaintiffs they were arreste…

On March 3rd, 2006, two New York City public high school teachers filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court Southern District of New York against the City of New York and the New York Police Department, alleging violations of the United States and New York state constitutions and common law torts. The plaintiff, represented by the New York ACLU and private attorneys, asked for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as monetary damages.

Specifically, the plaintiffs they were arrested after police officers were called to the high school due to a student fight. The plaintiffs were then taken to the local police station where they remained for over two hours before being released. Though the plaintiffs were charged with disorderly conduct, those charges were dismissed at the initial court hearing. After the hearing, plaintiffs received a threatening letter, allegedly from members of the police department, warning them to leave town. Plaintiffs turned the letter over to the police, who allegedly ignored the threat and the initial wrongful arrests.

On March 13th, 2007, the District Court (Judge Denny Chin) entered a Stipulation and Order of Settlement and Dismissal. The plaintiffs received $60,002.00 in damages in exchange for dropping their suit and releasing the defendants from all liability, and the defendants did not admit any violations, liability, or fault.

Summary Authors

James Herr (3/10/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Chin, Denny (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Eisenberg, Arthur (New York)

Hung, Palyn (New York)

Kerr, Charles Latham (New York)

Smithline, Ruti (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Larkin, Arthur G. III (New York)

Judge(s)

Chin, Denny (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Eisenberg, Arthur (New York)

Hung, Palyn (New York)

Kerr, Charles Latham (New York)

Smithline, Ruti (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Larkin, Arthur G. III (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [Pacer]

Kronen v. The City of New York

March 13, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint

Kronen v. the City of New York City

March 3, 2006 Complaint
10

Amended Complaint

Kronen v. City of New York

Aug. 18, 2006 Complaint
14

Stipulation and Order of Settlement

Kronen v. City of New York

March 13, 2007 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Kronen v. NYC (Challenging Arrest of High School Teachers Who Questioned Handcurring of Students)

NYCLU

The NYCLU filed this case on behalf of two high school teachers who were arrested, handcuffed and verbally abused by the NYPD without cause after they questioned police officers handcuffing students … March 13, 2007 https://www.nyclu.org/en/cases/kronen-v-nyc-challenging-arrest-high-school-teachers-who-questioned-handcuffing-students

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against The City of New York, Walter, Bowen. (Filing Fee $ 250.00, Receipt Number 571734)Document filed by Quinn Kronen, Cara Wolfson−Kronen.(mbe, ) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 3, 2006

SUMMONS ISSUED as to The City of New York, Walter, Bowen. (mbe, ) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 3, 2006

Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck is so designated. (mbe, ) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 3, 2006

Case Designated ECF. (mbe, ) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 3, 2006
2

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint. Bowen served on 3/15/2006, answer due 4/4/2006. Service was accepted by officer Bowen. Document filed by Quinn Kronen; Cara Wolfson−Kronen. (Kerr, Charles) (Entered: 03/21/2006)

March 21, 2006
3

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint. The City of New York served on 3/8/2006, answer due 3/28/2006. Service was accepted by Kenneth Majerus. Document filed by Quinn Kronen; Cara Wolfson−Kronen. (Kerr, Charles) (Entered: 03/21/2006)

March 21, 2006
4

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint. Walter served on 3/13/2006, answer due 4/3/2006. Service was accepted by Sergeant Bank. Document filed by Quinn Kronen; Cara Wolfson−Kronen. (Kerr, Charles)

March 21, 2006

Set Answer Due Date purs. to 5 Endorsed Letter, as to The City of New York answer due on 5/30/2006. (lb, ) (Entered: 03/23/2006)

March 23, 2006
6

ANSWER to Complaint with JURY DEMAND. Document filed by The City of New York.(Larkin, Arthur) (Entered: 05/30/2006)

May 30, 2006
7

ANSWER to Complaint with JURY DEMAND. Document filed by Bowen.(Larkin, Arthur) (Entered: 06/26/2006)

June 26, 2006
8

ANSWER to Complaint with JURY DEMAND. Document filed by Walter.(Larkin, Arthur) (Entered: 06/26/2006)

June 26, 2006
9

ORDER plainitffs are hereby granted leave to file an amended complaint over defendants' objections. So Ordered. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 8/15/06) (jco, ) (Entered: 08/18/2006)

Aug. 15, 2006
10

AMENDED COMPLAINT amending 1 Complaint against The City of New York, Walter, Bowen. Document filed by Quinn Kronen, Cara Wolfson−Kronen. Related document: 1 Complaint filed by Quinn Kronen, Cara Wolfson−Kronen. (Attachments: # 1 exhibits)(db, ) (Entered: 08/18/2006)

Aug. 18, 2006
11

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Denny Chin from Arthur G. Larkin dated 9/26/06 re: application granted; Plaintiffs responses to dfts motion to dismiss due by 12/1/2006; dfts' replies due by 12/11/2006. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 9/29/06) (pl, ) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006
12

PROTECTIVE ORDER...regarding procedures to be followed that shall govern the handling of confidential material.... (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 10/6/06) (cd, ) (Entered: 10/06/2006)

Oct. 6, 2006
13

ORDER OF DISCONTINUANCE : this action is discontinued with prejudice but without costs; provided, however, that if settlement is not consummated withn thirty days of the date of this order, either party may apply by letter within the 30 day period for restoration of the action to the calendar of the undersigned in which event the action will be restored. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 3/9/07) (dle) (Entered: 03/12/2007)

March 9, 2007
14

STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT AND DISMISSAL: this action is dismissed with prejudice and without costs, expenses or fees in excess of the $60,002.00 that defendant The City of New York agrees to pay plaintiffs Quinn Kronen and Cara Wolfson−Kronen in full satisfaction of all claims as against all defendants as further set forth in said Order. (Signed by Judge Denny Chin on 3/13/07) (db) (Entered: 03/14/2007)

March 13, 2007

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Policing

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 3, 2006

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two New York high school teachers were arrested and handcuffed in front of students by NYPD officers, allegedly without cause, and that an NYPD officer sent them a threatening letter to intimidate them from further action.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of New York (New York City), City

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: 60,002

Order Duration: 2007 - None

Issues

General:

Aggressive behavior

False arrest