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Judge Overturns Award For Couple Injured In Crash With Rye Cop

The case was filed by Lous Jeanette and his wife, Lynne, and named the officer and the City of Rye as defendants
The case was filed by Lous Jeanette and his wife, Lynne, and named the officer and the City of Rye as defendants Photo Credit: File Photo

RYE, N.Y. -- A state Supreme Court judge overturned an arbitrator's decision to award $650,000 to a Dutchess County couple who were injured in a car accident with a Rye police officer more than three years ago, according to a story on lohud.com.

According to the original lawsuit, Detective Joseph Verille was traveling north in an unmarked police vehicle on Interstate 684 near Exit 8 in North Salem on April 19, 2012, when his car struck Louis Jeanette’s car in the rear. Jeanette was taken to Putnam Hospital Center. The case was filed by Jeanette and his wife, Lynne, and named Verille and the City of Rye as defendants, lohud.com said.

Instead of going to trial, the case went to an arbitration hearing.The arbitrator, former state Supreme Court Justice Louis Barone, sided with Jeanette. In his Aug. 1 decision to award $650,000, Barone said Jeanette suffered several back injuries, a concussion and anxiety and remains limited in his ability to work, lohud.com said.

The City of Rye appealed and won, lohud. com said.

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