Horwitz successful on appeal in civil rights case

By Jordyn Reiland        Chicago Daily Law Bulletin A woman who claimed Zion police officers used excessive force during a 2014 arrest was denied a fair trial when she was not allowed to show evidence of a past police encounter, a federal appeals panel ruled. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Tribune: Horwitz, leading civil rights attorney, representing local business

 “Blue Island restaurant owner claims business was closed due to city discrimination” by: Dana Kozlov                             CBS Chicago Blue Island Mayor Domingo Vargas endured more than an hour of intense public criticism on three different issues Tuesday night. Citizens and ...

Tribune: Horwitz represented man tasered 11 times

Lawsuit alleges cops used Tasers on wrong man by: Dan Hinkel                                            Chicago Tribune After misidentifying him as a wanted man, Chicago Police shocked a motorist 11 times in four minutes, the man alleges in […]

Nurse wins false arrest case – $78K

Lisa Hofstra Settles with City for $78K: Nurse Handcuffed by Cop for not Drawing Blood on Command May 3, 2010                                        The Huffington Post   A nurse who was handcuffed by a Chicago Police Officer when she […]

Chicago Cop successful over Chicago Fire Dept gets $1.6 million verdict

Tab for clout firefighter’s fight with Chicago cop: $1.6 million March 4, 2017 by: Dan Mihalopoulos                        Chicago Sun-Times Chicago taxpayers have now spent more than $1.6 million as a result of a fight between a clout-heavy firefighter and a cop at a rescue scene […]

Tribune: Horwitz representing young boy over artwork

Chicago city clerk scraps sticker design amid gang concerns February 8, 2012 By: John Byrne and Jeremy Gorner             Chicago Tribune A 15-year-old boy will lose the honor of seeing his city sticker design adorn Chicago windshields amid questions about whether the artwork contains gang ...

Chicago Police act like terrorists – Homan Square fiasco

March 20, 2015 by: Spencer Ackerman and Jenn Stanley              The Guardian Chicago police officers followed and yelled “that they were watching” two men whom they “essentially kidnapped” at Homan Square, according to the first federal civil-rights lawsuit to stem ...

Family files lawsuit for drowning at pool against public officials at Blue Island

Family files lawsuit over Blue Island drowning July 08, 2010 By: Cynthia Dizikes, Chicago Tribune The family of a Calumet Township trustee who apparently drowned during an after-hours pool party organized by Blue Island Park District officials last month has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit ...

Judge declines to toss suit against V.A. officer in ‘road rage’ incident

Judge declines to toss suit against V.A. officer in ‘road rage’ incident Volume 162, No.178 September 12, 2016 By: Patricia Manson A man who alleges an off-duty law enforcement officer held a gun to his head following a “road rage” incident has been given the go-ahead to ...

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 ...