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BK&J has successfully defended the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department against claims of unlawful search and seizure, excessive force and wrongful arrest. The claims arose out of an early morning “no knock” search conducted at several Troy, New York houses suspected of being locations where significant illegal drug activities were being conducted.
John Bailey won a case defending the Troy Police Department. He cleared officers of the Troy Police Department on police brutality charges. WNYT reported on the case.
John W. Bailey has participated in a national program that addressed current legal and medical issues affecting lead poisoning litigation.
John W. Bailey and Thomas J. Johnson are both past Presidents of the Defense Research Institute.
Bailey, Kelleher & Johnson, P.C. recently won a “Daubert” motion and a motion for summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. Our client, Walmart, was sued for personal injuries by a severely burned infant. The claims against Walmart were based upon a “defect” in an alleged flammable fabric. United States Magistrate George M. Lowe granted the “Daubert” motion, finding that the plaintiff’s expert was not qualified to render the opinions he held. In a 122-page decision, Judge Lowe meticulously analyzed the evidence and case law. He ultimately concluded that none of the plaintiff’s claims should proceed to jury trial.
Bailey, Kelleher & Johnson has been retained to defend Saratoga County in a catastrophic injury claim brought by a motorcyclist. The claim is based upon allegations of defective highway design and maintenance.
Bailey, Kelleher & Johnson has been retained to defend the City of Saratoga Springs against allegations of excessive force used by members of the city’s police department.
Bailey, Kelleher & Johnson has been retained to defend Ulster County against alleged civil rights violations in connection with the county’s refusal to issue permits to a company purporting to be a vineyard. The company is seeking protection as an agricultural enterprise.
Bailey, Kelleher & Johnson has been retained by the Town of Rotterdam to defend its police department. The allegations include improper use of a “flashbang” when extricating a suspect from a building. The building sustained serious fire damage and people within the structure were allegedly injured.
Bailey, Kelleher & Johnson has successfully defended Erie Magnet Corporation against allegations of a defective product which caused serious crush injuries to the plaintiff’s hand.
The New York State Liquidation Bureau has recently reconstituted its panel counsel. The Bureau has added Bailey, Kelleher & Johnson to its list of firms to be retained to defend corporations, businesses, municipalities and individuals whose liability insurance company has entered rehabilitation.