Unsealed FBI Document Exposes Collusion Between Prosecutors and Detectives in Obtaining False Confessions

Recently unsealed by a federal judge, a shocking interview between an FBI investigator and a Cook County State’s Attorney reveals systemic collusion between CPD detectives and prosecutors in order to manipulate witnesses and suspects into falsely confessing to crimes. This practice has led to untold numbers of wrongful convictions, including those of the notorious ‘Englewood Four.’… Read More

The Dept of Justice Charges Philip Esformes in Unprecedented $1 Billion Medicare Fraud Case

The national deficit has been declining since its peak in 2009, but balancing the federal budget will undoubtedly be a hotly debated topic during this presidential election year. One of the government’s largest areas of spending is Medicare. Accounting for 15% of the federal budget, with a spending budget of $540 billion, Medicare is the… Read More

Update on the Marconi v. City of Joliet Class Action Lawsuit

Loevy & Loevy is currently litigating a class action on behalf of certain retired City of Joliet employees who are being required to pay more for their health care benefits in retirement than they paid while working for Joliet. To learn more about the case, and to access the Class Notice and other relevant court… Read More

When the One Percent Ruins It for All

The term ‘one percent’ is frequently associated with discussions about income inequality—those in the top one percent are rich beyond measure while the 99% are struggling to make ends meet. Economic inequality is an important topic that will be heavily debated during general elections, but today I want to talk about a different one percent—the… Read More

2016 Presidential Candidates on Prison Reform and Mass Incarceration

For our final post in our three-part series focused on the 2016 presidential election, we take a look at the candidates’ views on mass incarceration and prison reform. We touched on this briefly in the previous post centered on the Black Lives Matter movement, but today we’ll dive a little deeper into specific initiatives regarding… Read More

2016 Presidential Candidates on the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Black History Month celebrates the contributions of Black Americans. We recognize the achievements of historical social reformers such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Frederick Douglass. As Black History Month comes to a close, I think it’s appropriate to celebrate the Black Lives Matter activists who have done a tremendous job creating social awareness to… Read More

Conviction of ex-NYPD Officer Peter Liang: A Sign of Change for Police Accountability or A PR Stunt at the Expense of the “Model Minorities”?

As a native Asian-American New Yorker who has been advocating for police accountability for almost a decade, I am conflicted and have mixed feelings about the police shooting of Akai Gurley and the criminal charges filed against former NYPD Officer Peter Liang. On one hand, if I praise the jury for holding Liang accountable for… Read More

2016 Presidential Candidates on Police Reform

The 2016 Presidential Election marks a turning point on the nation’s view on police brutality. Historically, the issue of police reform is rarely covered during presidential debates. With increased coverage of national police misconduct scandals and Black Lives Matter demonstrations, Americans have become more skeptical of law enforcement and are demanding a national conversation about… Read More

Loevy & Loevy Names New Partners At The Firm

Loevy & Loevy is pleased to announce that Heather Donnell, Elizabeth Mazur, Anand Swaminathan, and Elizabeth Wang have been named partners at the firm. Heather Donnell joined Loevy & Loevy in 2010 and concentrates her practice on wrongful convictions and police misconduct. Her compassion and advocacy skills have earned her a strong reputation in the legal… Read More

Loevy & Loevy Accepting Applications for 2016 Justice Fellowship

The Justice Fellowship offers new attorneys committed to civil rights and criminal justice an unparalleled opportunity to work on trial and appellate litigation at the very beginning of their careers. Our fellows will participate in all aspects of our wrongful conviction, civil rights, and whistleblower practices. In doing so, they will be trained by experienced… Read More