Settlement Reached in Case of Professor Fired for “Uncivil” Tweets

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November 12, 2015, Chicago – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co- counsel Loevy & Loevy announced the settlement of Professor Steven Salaita’s case against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for firing him from his tenured position over his personal tweets criticizing the Israeli government’s assault on Gaza in 2014. Professor… Read More

Loevy & Loevy Wins Summary Judgment in U of I FOIA Case

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In January, we wrote about Professor Steven Salaita’s fight for academic freedom. He 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. Loevy & Loevy partnered with the Center for Constitutional Rights to file the federal civil rights lawsuit on Salaita’s behalf. Loevy & Loevy… Read More

SEC Announces $2.8 Million Settlement in Recent Illegal Insider Trading Case

The Securities Exchange Commission announced this morning that Swiss trader, Helmut Anscheringer, agreed to settle the illegal trading charges for more than $2.8 million. The SEC investigation revealed that Mr. Anscheringer profited over $1.8 million from insider information regarding the Florida-based fingerprint sensor technology company, AuthenTec.  In 2012, Mr. Anscheringer learned from a longtime friend related to an… Read More

Loevy & Loevy Names Roshna Bala Keen Partner at the Firm

Loevy & Loevy is pleased to announce that Roshna Bala Keen has been named a partner at the firm. Roshna joined Loevy & Loevy in 2008 and concentrates her practice on wrongful convictions and police misconduct. Her winning track record has earned her a reputation in the legal community as a zealous advocate for justice. She has won numerous… Read More

SEC Takes Whistleblower Protections Very Seriously; Corporations Should Too

The media routinely reports SEC whistleblower settlements and the agency has not been shy to boast about its accomplishments. The leaders of the SEC have been extremely vocal about its zero tolerance policy for securities law violations. In fact, the SEC Whistleblower Program is one of the U.S. Government’s most aggressive whistleblower programs. Yet, despite… Read More

ACLU Reports CPD Stop & Frisks Procedures Disproportionately Targets Minorities

The ACLU of Illinois issued a report in March of 2015 on the Chicago Police Department’s practice of stop and frisks in Chicago. Perhaps unsurprisingly, though no less infuriating, the data gathered by the ACLU of Illinois shows that an alarming amount of the stop and frisks performed by Chicago Police Officers are targeted against minority… Read More

Loevy & Loevy Argued Cook County’s First Resentencing Hearing of A Juvenile Offender Sentenced to Mandatory Life Without Parole

On April 13, 2015, in a groundbreaking case that guaranteed important rights for juveniles across Illinois, Loevy & Loevy attorney Rachel Steinback and Patricia Soung, a staff attorney and instructor at the Center for Juvenile Lay & Policy at Loyola Law School argued Cook County’s first resentencing hearing of a juvenile offender sentenced to a mandatory term… Read More

Another Police Brutality Incident Involving North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager

During what should have been considered a routine traffic stop, Julius Wilson, of North Charleston, South Carolina, was forcibly pulled out of his car and restrained on his stomach by the officer that pulled him over and those that then responded to the scene. After being forced to the ground, Mr. Wilson placed his hands… Read More

Another Police Brutality Incident Involving North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager

During what should have been considered a routine traffic stop, Julius Wilson, of North Charleston, South Carolina, was forcibly pulled out of his car and restrained on his stomach by the officer that pulled him over and those that then responded to the scene. After being forced to the ground, Mr. Wilson placed his hands… Read More

Another Police Brutality Incident Involving North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager

During what should have been considered a routine traffic stop, Julius Wilson, of North Charleston, South Carolina, was forcibly pulled out of his car and restrained on his stomach by the officer that pulled him over and those that then responded to the scene. After being forced to the ground, Mr. Wilson placed his hands… Read More