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.
Family Of Chequita Adams To Get $4.9 Million From City In Crash During Chase Of Off-Duty OfficerChequita Adams was killed in a high-speed chase in June 2017, when an off-duty officer fleeing from police slammed into her car.
Two Wrong Raids By Chicago Police Result In Nearly $500,000 Bill For TaxpayersIn both cases, city attorneys conceded that officers had no legitimate reason to break into the victims’ homes.
Chicago Attorney In Equifax Data Breach Lawsuit Is Youngest Woman To Lead Nationwide Multi-District Class Action CaseAmy Keller is both modest and proud about her role in the Equifax settlement. Alongside three men decades her senior, she launched a lawsuit on behalf of 147 million Americans whose private information was leaked in 2017 when hackers breached Equifax.
Does Equifax Owe You? How To Find Out If You Were Affected By 2017 Data Breach, And File A Claim Of $700 Million SettlementThe largest data breach in the nation came and went in the headlines two years ago, but many people still don’t know they’re victims and aren’t aware of a settlement that could put money in their pockets.
University Of Chicago To Pay $2.6M In Malpractice Lawsuit
Lawyer: Deal Close In Weinstein Sexual Misconduct LawsuitsHarvey Weinstein also faces criminal charges in New York of rape and performing a forcible sex act. His trial is scheduled to begin in September. The settlement wouldn't resolve his criminal case.