Loevy & Loevy Attorney Cindy Tsai Honored with the 2015 Loyola APALSA Alumni Award of Excellence

  Loevy & Loevy is pleased to announce that Cindy Tsai has been recognized by Loyola University Chicago Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) with its Alumni Award of Excellence for her contributions to the law school, the legal profession, and the community. The award was presented by the Honorable Judge Young B. Kim… Read More

All Police Departments in Illinois Are Required to Video-record Lineups and Photo Arrays Effective January 1, 2015.

All police departments across Illinois are now required to video-record lineups and photo arrays as part of a new state law aimed to prevent police from influencing witness identifications. This reform is long overdue. Misidentification is the leading factor in wrongful conviction cases. Misidentification contributed to approximately 75% of all wrongful convictions exonerated by DNA… Read More

CPD Hit For Hiding Records About Officers Engaged in Perjury and Other Misconduct

States Attorney Alvarez Shields Dirty Cops From Prosecution, Says Suit CHICAGO – A civil rights attorney here filed suit against the Chicago Police Department today for stonewalling his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests aimed at gathering more evidence about lying while under oath by two police officers, Allyson Bogdalek and Dominick Catinella. “The public… Read More

Loevy & Loevy Client Juan Rivera Awarded Largest Wrongful Conviction Settlement in U.S. History

Loevy & Loevy client Juan A. Rivera, Jr., announced on Friday, March 20, 2015, that he has agreed to a $20 million settlement of all claims in the civil rights case Rivera v. Lake County, et al., No. 12 C 8665 (N.D. Ill.). Mr. Rivera’s $20 million settlement is believed to be the largest pre-trial… Read More

Heightened Whistleblower Protection Laws Help Increase Recovery for the Government

With the implementation of more legislation protecting whistleblowers, the rate at which whistleblowers come forward has increased. In 2014, the DOJ recovered a record $5.69 billion through settlements related to False Claims Act cases.  That is up from $3.8 billion recovered in 2013.  Since 2009, the DOJ has recovered $22.75 billion in total from fraud… Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Abuse & Beatings of 100s of Prisoners by Elite IDOC Guard Unit

Attacks in Apparent Violation of Federal Law East St. Louis, IL, March 19 – A suit filed in federal court here today alleges that last year an Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) guard unit known as “Orange Crush” rounded up and physically abused hundreds of prisoners in “shakedowns” over periods of several days at four… Read More

Loevy & Loevy Recognized at Chicago Appleseed’s Pillars of Justice Awards Reception

Loevy & Loevy Partners Mike Kanovitz (L) and Jon Loevy (R) Loevy & Loevy received the Social Justice Advocacy award at Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice 2015 Pillars of Justice Awards Reception on March 12th for its civil rights and Sixth Amendment advocacy. The Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice is an impact research, education and advocacy organization… Read More

Amicus Curiae Brief in Kingsley v. Hendrickson: Corrections Staff Are Trained On An Objective Standard Regarding Their Use of Force

Today, attorneys from Loevy & Loevy submitted an amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of former corrections administrators and experts in the case of Kingsley v. Hendrickson, et al.  The case calls on the Supreme Court to decide whether allegations of excessive force by pretrial detainees (individuals who are held in jails while… Read More