Civil Rights Group Sues Chicago Over Preservation of 911 Tapes

City Routinely Violates the Law By Destroying Tapes After Only 30 Days, Jeopardizing Defendants’ Ability to Challenge Police & Others’ Accounts of Crimes CHICAGO – Attorneys with the Chicago Civil Rights Project filed suit against the City of Chicago today for the failure of the City’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications to routinely preserve… Read More

Shackled While Giving Birth

Loevy & Loevy has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Melissa Hall and at least 40 other women who were forced by Milwaukee County Jail to give birth while shackled in chains. Ms. Hall was forced to receive pre-natal care, labor, give birth, and undergo post-partum treatment all while shackled. Armed deputies were present for… Read More

No Budget for Justice

A fair justice system is out of reach for most poor and working people. If Trump’s proposed budget cuts become a reality, the administration’s new budget will ravage most of the limited access points for all but the most affluent Americans. And regardless of what the final budget looks like, the president’s “budget blueprint” embodies… Read More

Class Actions No More?

Sometimes individuals are wronged and it’s because of a system-wide problem. In those cases, there is strength in numbers, and class action lawsuits – lawsuits on behalf of groups of people who were similarly injured – are often the most effective tool for change. For example, Loevy & Loevy has won class action lawsuits against… Read More

Safeguarding Your Cellphone

Our fears of the rise of a police-state are fed by the numerous stories in the media about TSA officials searching travelers’ cellphones and police officers taking protesters’ phones. It is now more important than ever to explore what rights we have to protect our privacy. Think about how much personal information most of us have on our… Read More

Record Wisconsin Settlement for Police Shooting of Tony Robinson, Jr.

Unarmed Teenager Was Shot by a Madison Police Officer At a news conference this afternoon in Madison, WI, the family of Tony Robinson, Jr. and their attorneys will be discussing the $3.35 million settlement of the case, which exceeds by more than $1 million the previous record in Wisconsin for a police-officer shooting suit. Tony… Read More

Immunity Run Amok

One of the things the 2016 elections laid bare is that ordinary Americans are tired of the powerful protecting and enriching themselves. At the heart of the American ideal of government of the people, by the people, and for the people is that no one is above the law. The United States Supreme Court is… Read More

Criminal Justice Reform Under Sessions

At the end of the Obama administration, the Department of Justice rushed to release several reports about criminal justice in America, before the reports could be buried by the incoming Trump administration. One of those we recently discussed – the DOJ’s eleventh hour report about the Chicago Police Department’s institutional racism and use of excessive… Read More

The Education Part of Special Education

  The Supreme Court will soon decide a case that is likely to dramatically change our country’s special education system. The Court is poised to decide whether school districts are required to provide disabled students with a meaningful education. That ruling, coupled with the priorities of Trump and his proposed education secretary Betsy DeVos (who is… Read More

Racism in Blue

Just before Trump’s inauguration, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a Report summarizing its recent investigation of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), which resulted in many important findings. The Report discusses the police department’s pattern and practice of using excessive force, including rampant and unwarranted police shootings, profoundly unethical police practices, and a… Read More