Manhattan personal injury attorney Evan Torgan should not face disciplinary action for the circumstances under which he signed a paralyzed victim of the 2003 Staten Island Ferry disaster to a retainer agreement, a U.S. magistrate judge in Brooklyn has recommended.

There “is no evidence whatsoever that Torgan acted improperly or sought to take advantage of the claimant in any way in the discussions leading to the signing of the retainer agreement,” Eastern District of New York Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky wrote in a report and recommendation issued Thursday in McMillan v. City of New York, 08-cv-2887.

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