Attorneys Announce One of Indiana’s Largest-Ever Wrongful Conviction Settlements

August 11, 2015 – In what is believed to be the third largest settlement for a wrongful conviction in Indiana history, attorneys for Mr. Billy Julian today announced that their client had agreed to a $3 million settlement today with the Town of Frankton and Madison County, IN. Julian, through his attorneys Mike Kanovitz, Elizabeth… Read More

Prison Legal News Sues for Info About Lucrative Prison Contracts

IL Dept. of Corrections on the Hot Seat for Allegedly Refusing FOIA Requests Chicago, IL – Prison Legal News (PLN) filed a lawsuit today in the Circuit Court of Cook County against the Illinois Dept. of Corrections (IDOC), alleging violations of the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). PLN, a monthly news publication that reports… Read More

Caught on Tape: Iowa Cops Shoot Black Bystander 5 Times, Then Lie About It

Just-released security tape shows cops lied after they shot Jovan Webb, who survived April 5th police shooting CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 7/22/15 – Attorneys for Jovan Webb, a black Waterloo, IA resident, filed suit in federal court here today against the City of Waterloo and some of its police officers for unlawfully shooting him five times… Read More

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

Juan Rivera’s Coerced False Confession

Juan Rivera’s attorneys at Loevy & Loevy appreciate the New Yorker Magazine writing again about Mr. Rivera’s fight for justice after the Waukegan Police secured a false confession from him by using a highly problematic, coercive interrogation technique linked to numerous other false confessions around the country. In highlighting Mr. Rivera’s recent $20 million wrongful… Read More

Nation’s Longest-Ever Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Sues Cops Who Allegedly Framed Him

Ricky Jackson Spent 39 Years in Prison for Crimes He Did Not Commit CLEVELAND, May 19, 2015 – After spending more time wrongly imprisoned than any other person in U.S. history, today Ricky Jackson filed suit against the City of Cleveland and the police who allegedly framed him. In 1975 at the age of 18,… Read More

Tony Robinson: the DA’s Disappointing Refusal to Indict a Police Officer

How many times can we as a country watch the same heart-wrenching narrative play out:  police officer shoots an unarmed black man; video depictions and eyewitness accounts horrify and enrage us; we watch, screaming aloud what is so obvious from the videos and witness descriptions – that they didn’t have to kill him; and the… Read More

U of I’s Impermissible Firing of Professor Salaita Earns the University the 2015 Jefferson Muzzles Award

There are prizes that academic institutions hope to receive, and there are awards of ignominy.  The Jefferson Muzzles Award, given out every year in mid-April is of the latter variety.  Awarded by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, the Muzzles Award is a “good-natured rebuke to all government officials, lest they forget… 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