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


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

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

Denial of Medical Care Case Against Benton County, Arkansas Gets $1 Million Settlement.

Last week, Benton County agreed to a $1 million settlement with the estate of Faith Denise Whitcomb, and to changing its policies, in one of, if not the largest civil rights payouts in the state of Arkansas. Ms. Whitcomb was in her early 50s when she was arrested and detained at Benton County Jail. Her… Read More

False Claims Act Case against Medical College of Wisconsin gets $840k Settlement


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

Robert Britton Released After 19 Years for Wrongful Conviction


On November 5th, a jury acquitted Robert Britton of the sexual assault charges brought against him in 1995. Robert Britton had already been incarcerated for over 10 years before Loevy & Loevy learned about his case and began working with him in his post-conviction proceedings, arguing ineffective assistance of counsel. His original defense counsel, Anthony… Read More

Loevy Attorneys Help Win Record Settlement for Police Misconduct


In Illinois’s largest-ever settlement for alleged police misconduct, Loevy & Loevy attorneys Jon Loevy, Russell Ainsworth, and Tara Thompson were part of a team that won $40 million for the “Dixmoor 5,” five African American men who served a combined 79 years in prison for a crime they did not commit. Illinois’s largest individual award for… Read More

Juan Johnson Wins Lawsuit!

After being wrongfully convicted of murder, Juan Johnson sued the City of Chicago and police officer Reynaldo Guevara. After a trial, a federal jury awarded Juan Johnson $21 million. Juan Johnson claimed that detective Guevara framed Johnson for a brutal murder he did not commit, for which Johnson served 11½ years in prison.

Man wins $21 million in wrongful conviction case

Wrongfully convicted man, Juan Johnson, wins $21 million—the largest award of its kind against the City of Chicago—in a civil lawsuit after serving 11½ years in prison. Attorneys from law firm Loevy & Loevy claim the Chicago detective framed Johnson in a brutal murder case.