In January 2012, Loevy & Loevy client Thaddeus Jimenez (TJ) was awarded $25 million by a federal jury. After a weeks-long trial led by Jon Loevy, Locke Bowman of the MacArthur Justice Center, and Stuart Chanen of Valorem Law Group, the jury found that a Chicago police detective had framed TJ as a teenager for a crime he did not commit, resulting in 16 years’ wrongful imprisonment. The $25 million sum is among largest wrongful conviction and civil rights awards verdicts in U.S. history.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
Thaddeus Jimenez was just 13 when he was arrested for the 1993 murder of an older teenager on Chicago’s Northwest Side, but after serving more than 16 years in prison, he was exonerated and released from prison in May 2009.
On Tuesday, a federal jury awarded Jimenez $25 million in damages, believed to be one of the biggest verdicts of its kind in Chicago.
Read the rest of the story here. You can also read about TJ’s civil trial at the Huffington Post.
The City of Chicago fought TJ’s wrongful conviction award in the federal court of appeals following the verdict. TJ’s attorneys won a victory there as well. You can read the appellate opinion affirming TJ’s award here.
help..I cant get the email thru..i need an attorney..the police lied on my case for a dui..and im getting screwed over totally. I drove thru a fence at a cemetery at 3 am..i was the only person involved..police stated I left the scene..but the tickets I was given, none of them say this?????? I NEVER L:EFT THE SCENE>>I WAS ARRESTED ON THE SCENE..i just wanted it to go away..but, now they keep threatening my freedomon some dam lie in the first place…so, time to back after RGPD..please help me.
A policeman gave me permission to protect myself using mace,but arrested me for simple assault. I made them aware that I was going through chemotherapy for stage 2,Breast Cancer.I called them for my protection and I get arrested and spend 5days in jail.While in there I missed several doc appointments as well as daily medication that I take for other health issues that I have.This had a tremendous effect on me physically and mentally.
Kimeisha C-T 5-13-16 @1:35am
My son was shot by a metro dade officer while in his handcuffs,then beaten by severals other officers while in his hand cuffs and strip of his clothing.this took on 8_25_11 this is set for trail 9_26_16, 9_15_16. Sounding a new public defender took his case on8_26_16, their tryin to make him plea because they knows he will be aquitted of his charges please donot let them send my son to prisonfor something he didnot commited.on the day of my son was sitting in his park car just sitting had not commited any crime had no mentally to do so,this detective came to my son car slung his door open with his weapon draw. from this point my son fled fearing for his life. he is charge with 4counts of agg assault,one count of agg battery on a leo one count of agg fleeing,one count of habitual traffic offender ,,and receive.two traffic tickets, when my son bail from the car and ran once he was subdued place in his handcuffs he was shot in his lower butt area then beaten and strip of his cloting,he wss then taken to the hospital,aternal affair has his case in the pannel stage .if you are interested in representing my son for these civil rights violations and violations of polices please.call me at 786_657_2992,where as i could talk with you in person there is no metion of my son being. shot in the report but iam in the process of getting his medical records,their also my son tesimony and that of the doctor or doctors whom treated him,a complaint has been file with the civil court.we need a civil and crimal attorney. my name is ms.nelson.
Ms. Nelson – I’m so very sorry that happened to your son. We cannot discuss your specific situation over the blog, but please feel free to call our office. TOLL FREE 888.644.6459 or 312-243-5900.
Robert Harsh vs State of Ohio CR 2006-03-0500 I was maliciously convicted by a jury on false testimony of officer and prosecutor who told my jury they had a baggie of marijuana belonging to me at an undisclosed crime lab could not bring it to trial but find me guilty of this manifest lie. I was convicted on an invisible baggie of pot that never existed I was given an illegal seven year mandatory prison sentence not authorized by statue/ I was sentenced to a specification never indicted upon. numerous state and federal violations in my case, I need a lawyer whom can get me the wrongful in prisonment verdict. please it should be very easy.
Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law>I JUST found your web-site>>I have been searching for a reputable Law Firm/Atty.? to accept my wrongful conviction case>I served a five yrs. federal sentence *(approx.49 months with good-time) for a crime I did-NOT commit!!! I was serving a federal prison term for identity theft-bank fraud etc.upon my release my casemanager tampered with my records & ultimately charged me with ‘escape’ one day after my release.Ultimately I was convicted & sentenced to the maximum.It took me nearly five yrs to collect defense evidence that should have been presented at trial*BUT NOW I can PROVE my innocence with not only federal bureau of prisons computer-generate ‘time-computation-sheets’*But also LIES told to the grand jury to get me indicted and proof of jurisdictional issues that were violated that are ‘nearly-automatic-reversal-grounds’? I simply NEED professional attorneys to present the case!! I have been ‘deliberately-denied’ fairness & justice>I am virtually indigent *But for disability & social security monthly check of less than $760.00 I ‘survive’ I DO-NOT-‘Live’ The federal govt. took five yrs of my life’wrongfully’ & I want monetary compensation for every day & the pain-suffering-denial of health care-dental care/my freedom & MORE!!! PLEASE HELP & contact me for more communication>I will ansr. your questions & provide nearly EVERYTHING necessary to make this case & WIN in Court!! I look forward to your response *& Hopefully your acceptance of this case!? Very Sincerely & Respectfully Howard D. Kelly of Portland Maine