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If your civil rights have been violated, you may have a viable claim to recover compensation in a civil rights lawsuit. Our civil rights attorneys can help you understand your best legal options.

$750,000 Manufactured Evidence Verdict Upheld by Judge

A $750,000 verdict has been upheld by U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Kendall in favor of a man who alleged that members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) crafted evidence against him during a murder investigation. The judge conceded that the narratives CPD detectives and the plaintiff Anthony Tucker told regarding the incident were completely different [...]

$215 Million Settlement for Victims of USC Gynecologist’s Sexual Misconduct

A federal judge in Los Angeles has indicated he will award a $215 million class-action settlement to former patients of University of Southern California’s campus gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall. Under the terms of the settlement, more than 18,000 women who saw Dr. Tyndall during their time at USC would be guaranteed a $2,500 payment, whether or [...]

Over 1,300 Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed in New York Following New Law

Following the implementation of the Child Victims Act in August 2019, over 1,300 sex abuse lawsuits have been filed in the state of New York. The Act essentially extends the statute of limitations for child sex abuse claims for New Yorkers, providing people up to age 55 the ability to file a civil lawsuit against their [...]

Marriott Faces $300,000 Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

A 51-year-old African American woman is suing Marriott for racial discrimination. Upon checking-in to the Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center, the woman – a Marriott Rewards member – was asked to sign a “No Party Policy.” The front desk clerk informed her that the policy was established to inform all guests of noise limits. [...]

Wrongful Imprisonment Lawsuit Filed by Grant & Eisenhofer for Man Jailed 14 Years

Grant & Eisenhofer has filed suit on behalf of a Honduran immigrant who was wrongfully imprisoned for fourteen years following his conviction of a double murder he did not commit. Filed by G&E senior counsel Karyn Bass Ehler and G&E of counsel Joshua Dubin, the lawsuit claims that defendants failed to follow routine investigative procedures—such as [...]

Man Cleared of Murder After Tortured Confession Landed Him 29 Years in Jail

After serving 29 years behind bars, Desmond Weston has been released from prison after charges against him were dropped. Weston was wrongfully convicted for murder after, he alleges, Chicago police detectives tortured him during a 12-hour interrogation and coerced him to give a false confession in the 1990 murder of a 19-year-old man. He was only [...]

Lawsuit Filed Against State-Run Youth Detention Center for Alleged Abuse in NH

A class action lawsuit was filed in January 2020 in New Hampshire revealing allegations of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the Sununu Youth Services Center between 1982 and 2014. Victims were between the ages of 11 and 17 at the time of the alleged abuse. “These horrific acts of abuse were perpetrated by the very [...]

Supreme Court to Examine Religious Organization Exemption from Discrimination Lawsuits

In reviewing two separate lawsuits concerning teachers at religion-based schools, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the extent that religious groups can avoid discrimination lawsuits filed against them by their employees. A legal doctrine known as the “ministerial exception” is intended to protect the freedom of religion by exempting religious institutions from anti-discrimination laws in hiring [...]

$700,000 Awarded to Woman Who Was a Target of Online Hate Crimes

In a 2019 landmark decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia awarded over $700,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees to an African American woman threatened and harassed on social media by white supremacists. Filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, pro bono counsel, and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee, plaintiff Taylor Dumpson’s [...]

School Resource Officer Convicted of Sexual Misconduct

School resource officers are present in about half of schools across the country as many school districts are seeking ways to help keep students safe. However, for students at Lansing Eastern High School in Michigan, their protected learning environment was compromised. School resource officer Matthew Priebe, a 10-year veteran on the force, was convicted of sexually [...]