From: Andy Hale... As an attorney representing Chicago Police Officers, I like your blog. Good stuff.
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If you come across any favorable litigation rulings, let me know, and I’ll post them.
We made it a point to go visit Illinois Civil Defense Law Blog and were pleasantly surprised to see what this firm is all about.....
Rock Fusco, LLC is a boutique Chicago law firm that specializes in, among other things, defending civil rights lawsuits. Most recently, Rock Fusco attorneys successfully defended ten former Chicago Police Officers in a highly publicized civil rights lawsuit in federal court in Chicago. The plaintiff in that case was Michael Evans, who, back in 1976, was arrested for the kidnapping, rape and murder of nine-year old Lisa Cabassa on Chicago’s southeast side. Evans spent 27 years in prison before being released based on the results of DNA testing. Subsequently, Evans received an innocence pardon from Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. In his civil rights lawsuit, Evans alleged that the ten former Chicago Police Officers framed him for Lisa Cabassa’s rape and murder. The trial lasted nearly four weeks and during closing arguments plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury to award Evans over $50 million in compensatory damages and another $4 million in punitive damages. On August 8, 2006, after deliberating little more than one day, the jury returned a verdict in favor of all ten former Chicago Police Officers on all four counts of the complaint.
Many thanks to the folks at Rock Fusco LLC. We have their link on our sidebar.