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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.

Grant & Eisenhofer Attorneys Charge Forward with Wrongful Conviction Case

Grant & Eisenhofer attorneys, including director Kimberly Evans and noted civil rights attorney Joshua Dubin, of counsel at G&E, along with co-counsel David Rudolph, a renowned civil rights lawyer, successfully defeated a motion to dismiss in Aguirre-Jarquin v. Seminole County et al (USDC FL-MD 20-0025). The wrongful conviction and imprisonment lawsuit alleges a number of Section 1983 [...]

Protecting Your Civil Rights in a Post-Floyd World

When George Floyd, an African-American man, was killed by a police officer during an arrest in Minneapolis, MN in May 2020, it set off a firestorm of protests. People objecting to the circumstances of his death, and to police violence against black people in general, organized protests across the United States and internationally. Reactions to Floyd’s [...]

What Is Considered Sexual Harassment at Work?

What is considered sexual harassment at work? When and where can it happen? Many people do not know the answers to these questions and fail to report unwanted encounters in the workplace. If you question whether you are experiencing sexual harassment at work, chances are something is not right. Below, our civil rights lawyers outline what you [...]

$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. Led by G&E director Kimberly Evans and G&E of counsel Joshua Dubin, the lawsuit claims that defendants failed to follow routine investigative procedures—such as comprehensively examining [...]

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 [...]