In 2013, Chicago police officer Ronald Watts pled guilty to demanding protection payoffs for years from drug dealers in the Ida B. Wells public housing complex. Watts is currently serving time in federal prison. Watts’ conduct was called a “betrayal” and “unconscionable” by the judge who sentenced him. Despite the deplorable nature of Watts’ conduct,… Read More
A professor who was fired from a tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign because of his tweets criticizing the Israeli government’s bombing of Gaza last year has filed a civil rights suit against the University and its top officials, saying that his firing violated his First Amendment right to free speech and… Read More
Eric Garner’s death has focused the nation’s attention to issues of racial bias and police brutality. Somewhat muted by the loud calls for the reworking of the entire criminal justice system is Garner’s family’s call for justice. While nothing will bring back Garner, his family searches for justice from New York City, the city and… Read More
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Loevy & Loevy is pleased to announce that 6 attorneys from the firm have been named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Congratulations to all 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars! Super Lawyers Magazine distinguishes the top five percent of attorneys in Illinois in more than 70 practice areas, and recognizes those who… Read More
On January 9, 2015, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that it had intervened in and settled a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by Dr. Ganesh Elangovan. As part of the settlement, Medical College of Wisconsin agreed to pay the United States $840,000 to resolve allegations that it violated… Read More
President Retaliated Against Timothy McGettigan for Criticizing Proposed Cuts, Alleging Financial Mismanagement DENVER, January 14, 2015 – A professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo filed a federal civil rights suit today against Colorado State University President Lesley DiMare and CSUS Board of Governors for violating his 1st Amendment freedoms by cutting off his email access in… Read More
A federal court in Vermont recently found that a local school board in Vermont violated the right to free speech under the First Amendment and to due process under the Fourteenth Amendment by banning a parent from attending local school board meetings for two years. The parties then reached a settlement of nearly $150,000. Unfortunately,… Read More