The Blake Horwitz Law Firm Reaches $430K Settlement For Excessive Force by Naperville Police Officers

On January 23, 2020, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm reached a $430,000 settlement with the City of Naperville for its client, Fran Reitz—an elected official for the Town of Cicero. The settlement stemmed from an incident where Naperville police officers used excessive force against Ms. Reitz as she ...

$5 Million Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Special Needs Student for Sexual Assault

On February 3, 2020, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm filed suit on behalf of a special needs student and his family against the Cunningham Children’s Home, the Circle Academy, and Allyssa Gustafson seeking $5 million for multiple instances of sexual assault. As reported by The News-Gazette, in 2019, ...

The Blake Horwitz Law Firm Seeks $25 Million from Barrington School District for Special Needs Student Sexually Assaulted by Teacher

On February 3, 2020, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm filed suit against  Barrington Community Unit School District 220 seeking $25 million dollars on behalf of John Doe, who was sexually assaulted over thirty  times by his now-deceased special education teacher, Susan Maylahn. As reported by The ...

Court of Appeals reverses decision in Goudy case

Court of Appeals reverses decision in Goudy case The Herald Bulletin by: Ken de la Bastide             May 4, 2019 After serving 16 years in prison and having his murder conviction vacated, Walter Goudy has won another victory in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Circuit Court on Wednesday ...

Record $28 Million Verdict for Police Brutality

In 1999, attorney Blake Horwitz won a verdict from a federal jury awarding Joseph Regalado $28 million for debilitating injuries he suffered from Chicago police officers—this was and remains the largest verdict ever obtained against the City of Chicago for police brutality and excessive force. ...

Seventh Circuit Grants New Trial for 2014 Excessive Force Incident by Zion Police

On August 24, 2018, The Blake Horwitz Law Firm earned a new trial for Kasey Burton when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court abused its discretion by preventing Ms. Burton from introducing evidence of a previous incident where Zion police officers used excessive force ...

Jury Awards Man $100,000 in Arrest Case

By: Charles B. Pelkie Chicago—A federal jury last week awarded $100,000 to a man who alleged in a federal lawsuit five years ago that he was wrongfully arrested by Joliet police. Alfredo Oviedo Jr. alleged in a civil lawsuit that Officer Guy Jones arrested him without cause on charges of ...

Man convicted after prosecutors withheld evidence. Then it happened again – Sanctions imposed.

Man convicted after prosecutors withheld evidence. Then it happened again. March 28, 2017 By: Madeline Buckley, IndyStar Walter Goudy served nearly 16 years in prison before a federal appeals court determined that authorities in Madison County had withheld evidence that could have cleared his ...

Corruption lawsuit against Kane County Sheriff candidate – settled

Kane County paying $50K to settle asset forfeiture lawsuit involving sheriff candidate February 15, 2018 By: Hannah Leone, Aurora Beacon-News Kane County is paying $50,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by three people in a car improperly detained by a Kane County sergeant who’s ...

Video at heart of excessive‐force lawsuit against College of DuPage cops

Video at heart of excessive force lawsuit against College of DuPage cops November 6, 2015 By: Justin Kmitch A former College of DuPage student has filed a federal lawsuit against the college and two of its campus police officers alleging excessive force stemming from her arrest in December ...