Record $28 Million Verdict

Jury Award Paralyzed Man $28 Million – Most ever in Chicago Cop Case  October 26, 1999  By: Matt O’Connor and Lola Smallwood            Chicago Tribune With surprising swiftness, a federal jury on Monday awarded $28 million to the family of a man who suffered a paralyzing injury in an alleged ...

$1.8 million settlement for man who died in police vehicle

City seeks to settle death in squadrol  Man’s survivors to get $1.8 million  By: Gary Washburn            Chicago Tribune  December 3, 2002  The city would pay $1.8 million to the survivors of an inebriated man who suffocated in a police squadrol after it took two hours to get him to a […]

Horwitz litigates on behalf of CPS students

Chicago Public Schools Students Sue for Bathroom Breaks  By: Ravi Baichwal         ABC7 Chicago  August 9, 2007    The parents of two students expelled from an elementary school on Chicago’s South Side have filed a class-action lawsuit.  They are suing Chicago Public Schools, administrators and ...

750K settlement for man beaten up in jail

Maywood to pay $750,000 over ‘04 attack on arrestee  By: Brett McNeil          Chicago Tribune  January 13, 2006  A 22-year-old man who was allegedly attacked and forced to strip naked inside the Maywood Police Department lockup will receive a $750,000 out-of-court settlement to drop a lawsuit ...

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 ...

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 ...

Schaumburg settles 10th lawsuit against village, police officers

Schaumburg settles 10th lawsuit against village, police officers By: Sarah Freishtat, Chicago Tribune Schaumburg officials have agreed to settle out of court another police-related lawsuit filed against the village, as well as current and former police officers. It is the 10th lawsuit the ...