Illinois AG: Former ITT Students To Get $9.4M In Debt ReliefThe 47 attorneys general and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reached the settlement with PEAKS Trust, which ran a private loan program for ITT Tech.
City Council Finance Committee To Consider $6.65 Million Of Settlements In Lawsuits Against Chicago PoliceAldermen will be asked to approve settlements in two fatal police shootings, an incident of officers raiding the wrong home, and a retaliation lawsuit filed by a former officer.
City Council Overhauls Vehicle Impoundment Rules, Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Failure To Return Seized Cars To Innocent OwnersThe ordinance rolls back impoundment fines and fees that were doubled by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2011, and caps the storage fees charged to motorists whose cars have been seized at $1,000,
Aldermen To Weigh $4.95M Settlement Of Lawsuit Over Failure To Return Impounded Vehicles To Innocent OwnersA class action lawsuit against the city claims police have routinely refused to release cars seized in drug cases, even after charges were dropped, and owners were entitled to get their vehicles back.
Aldermen OK $200,000 Settlement Of Lawsuit Against Two Paramedics For Failing To Treat Man Who Later DiedThe family of Charles Myers filed a lawsuit against the city in 2017, accusing the paramedics of negligence.
Aldermen Back $2.25 Million Payment To Unarmed Autistic Man Shot By Police; Two Other Lawsuit SettlementsSgt. Khalil Muhammad shot Ricardo Hayes, then 18, in the arm and chest in the Morgan Park neighborhood on Aug. 13, 2017. City attorneys said Hayes functions at the cognitive level of a first-grader.
Aldermen Back $500,000 Settlement For Family Of Romello Palmer, Who Died In Police CustodyOfficers handcuffed Romello Palmer while he was unconscious in a Lawndale alley on Sept. 4, 2017, according to a lawsuit filed by his mother, Jaywana Palmer.
Aldermen Poised To Vote On Proposed $10M Settlement For Tarance Etheredge, Shot In The Back By Police During 2012 ChaseTarance Etheredge was left a paraplegic after a police officer shot him in the back during a chase in South Shore in 2012.
Aldermen Reject Settlement With Witness To Laquan McDonald Shooting Who Said Officers Pressured Her To Change Story; 3 Other Misconduct Settlements ApprovedAlma Benitez says detectives accused her of lying about what she saw, and tried to convince her to change her account of the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Alderman 'Pissed Off' After Finance Committee Backs $1.2M Settlement To Family Of 'Coke-Fueled' Man Who Died In Police CustodyDespite claims they were essentially approving a “hush money” payment to the family of a “coke-fueled” gang-banger, the City Council Finance Committee on Wednesday signed off on a $1.2 million settlement in the death of Heriberto Godinez, who died during an arrest for burglary four years ago.
Two Police Misconduct Settlements Held Up In City Council Finance CommitteeThe settlements include a $1.2 million payment to the family of a man who died in police custody and a $125,000 payment to a witness to the Laquan McDonald shooting.
Finance Committee To Consider Nearly $3.5 Million In Settlements Tied To Police Misconduct LawsuitsProposed settlements in four more lawsuits accusing police officers of misconduct will put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $3.5 million, including two wrongful death lawsuits on tap before the City Council Finance Committee next week.
Former Democratic Campaign Staffer Alaina Hampton Settles Lawsuit Against Speaker Michael Madigan's Political CommitteesThe lawsuit Hampton filed in March 2018 alleged that she was hindered from advancing in the speaker’s organization after alleging sexual harassment by a top Madigan lieutenant, Kevin Quinn.
Boeing Settles Half Of Lawsuits Tied To Indonesian CrashMany of the lawsuits blame Boeing for not telling pilots about a new flight-control system that repeatedly pushed the nose of the plane down before it crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 189 aboard.
Boeing Settles Several More Lawsuits Over 737 Max Plane CrashesOn Thursday, a federal judge in Chicago approved settlements of nine lawsuits filed by families of passengers killed in a Lion Air flight that crashed off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018.