June 2014- Charles H. Nugent Jr., successfully settled a lawsuit against the State of New Jersey and individual New Jersey State Troopers for injuries suffered by a Nugent Law client arising out of an automobile accident which occurred on Interstate 295. When the accident happened, the Nugent Law client was rear ended by an off duty Sargent of the NJ State Police, and suffered injuries. The off duty officer was driving a state owned car, and was intoxicated at the time of the accident. The NJ state troopers who arrived at the scene of the accident quickly took the off duty officer from the scene, took him to the hospital for his injuries, failed to perform any sobriety tests and failed to take a sample of his blood or urine, which would have been standard operating procedure with every other citizen in the state. The state police subsequently prepared a police report which identified the off duty officer and the owner of the car under fictitious names, which prevented the Nugent client and his original attorney from identifying the parties.
Through the diligent work of Mr. Nugent, who alleged in a civil rights complaint that there was a massive conspiracy and cover up of the highly decorated trooper, the Nugent Law client was compensated for his injuries.