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

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

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

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

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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