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People’s Law Office Wins Jury Trial in Civil Rights Case

People’s Law Office attorneys gained a major victory on April 26 when a federal court jury returned a verdict in favor of PLO client Reggie Bryant, awarding him $70,000. This verdict includes a whopping $45,000 in punitive damages, intended to more »

Civil Lawsuit of Torture Survivor Michael Tillman Moves Forward

Michael Tillman and his co-defendant, Steven Bell, were arrested for murder in July of 1986 and tortured by two teams of Area 2 detectives working at the direction of Lt. Jon Burge and his “right hand man” John Byrne. Over more »

OCCUPY CHICAGO – The Struggle Continues

On the evenings of October 15-16, 2011, and again the following weekend, October 22-23, approximately 300 activists with OCCUPY CHICAGO were arrested by Chicago police when they attempted to occupy a corner of Grant Park at Michigan Avenue and Congress more »

Eleven Activists Represented by People’s Law Office Found Not Guilty

On March 19 and 20, Presiding Judge Peggy Chiampas found eleven activists not guilty of all misdemeanor charges. The two unrelated cases involved members of Action Now and the Immigrant Youth Justice League engaging in courageous demonstration activity to improve more »

Announcement to Class Members in Vodak v. City of Chicago

Dear Vodak v. City of Chicago potential class members: February 9, 2012 There is important and exciting news about the settlement of this case. On March 20, 2003, the Chicago police illegally detained and arrested you during a peaceful protest more »
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