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

Loevy Attorneys Help Win Record Settlement for Police Misconduct

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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

Chicago Police “Street Files” Might Help More Wrongfully Convicted

Opening a door long thought closed, the City of Chicago has disclosed so-called “street files” for a civil trial against the city that began yesterday.  “Street files” gained notoriety in Chicago for containing evidence such as notes by police officers and others that weren’t disclosed to criminal defendants’ attorneys before their trials, allowing convictions of… Read More