OTHER NOTABLE VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
Walden v. City of Chicago
▸ $950,000 settlement in a wrongful conviction case where a man was sent to prison based on a false confession that was physically coerced out of him.
Sledd v. Lindsay
▸ $687,000 settlement in case where police shot a young man in his home after illegally breaking in without announcing their office.
Guillen v. City of Chicago
▸ $637,500 settlement in case alleging a City practice of failing to discipline, train, counsel and otherwise control Chicago police officers whose excessive force resulted in the asphyxiation of a mentally ill man.
Moore v. Smith
▸ $605,500 total settlement for two minor children who were beaten and falsely arrested by an off-duty Chicago police officer.
Doe v. Marsalis and City of Chicago
▸ $625,000 award on behalf of young woman who was raped and illegally detained by a Chicago police officer acting under color of law.
Cruz & Osorio v. City of Chicago
▸ $625,000 settlement on behalf of two men shot and killed in Humboldt Park by Chicago police Sergeant Thomas Walton on Puerto Rican Day.
Daniels v. Local 597
▸ $500,000 recovery after a jury determined that pipefitter Frank Daniels was discriminated against on the basis of race in receiving work assignments.
Lumpkin v. Metra
$475,000 settlement in personal injury wrongful death action.
Collarelli v. Chang
▸ Settlement in the high six figures (exact amount under protective order) on behalf of a woman sexually abused by her priest and her therapist.
Hoskins v. City of Waukegan
▸ Settlement in the high six figures (exact amount under protective order) against Waukegan police for failing to protect the wife of a Waukegan police informant from being murdered by him.
Wells v. Bureau County
▸ Settlement in high six figures (exact amount under protective order) against Sheriff administrator of a county jail for maintaining policies that were deliberately indifferent to the needs of prisoners resulting in the suicide of a 17 year old pretrial detainee
Delgado v. Mak, Cook County, et. al.
▸ Jury verdict and fee award of $400,000 in excessive force and false arrest case against Cook County Sheriff’s Deputies.
Waller v. Butkovitch
▸ $390,000 jury verdict against Klansmen, Nazis and Greensboro, N.C. police for the shooting of five anti-Klan demonstrators.
Lowers v. The Town of Streator
▸ $350,000 settlement for woman in case where police officers refused to arrest or prosecute the rapist she identified, and he raped her again.
Thompson v. Central City
▸ $350,000 settlement on behalf of woman who fell out of a negligently maintained window.
Lucas v. Turner
▸ $350,000 settlement for Cook County Jail prisoner who was suffocated to death by jail guards.
Tolson v. Osborn
▸ $300,000 jury verdict award in excessive force and illegal search case.
Soto v. Soto
▸ $300,000 injury verdict in childhood sexual abuse case.
Sisters of Providence v. Clarence and Eileen Jacobs
▸ $250,000 settlement in housing discrimination case on behalf of African American and white nuns.
Flewellen v. City of Chicago
▸ $250,000 settlement for wrongfully arrested and imprisoned man.
Triplett v. Shields and four related cases (Austin 7 Cases)
▸ $250,000 settlement in five related cases where Austin District police beat, planted evidence, and falsely arrested plaintiffs.
Wiggins v. Burge, Banks v. City of Chicago and Bates v. Byrne
▸ $250,000 settlement in three Burge torture cases.
Mitchell v. City of Chicago
▸ Jury verdict and fee award totaling $238,000 in excessive force case.
Burgess et al. v. Louis Lowery et al.
▸ $237,500 settlement for two prison visitors subjected to unconstitutional strip searches.
Shemenski v. Chapieski
▸ $226,000 settlement in false arrest case.
Johnson v. Schuster Company
▸ $225,000 settlement in personal injury motor vehicle accident case.
Zito v. City of Chicago
▸ $225,000 settlement on behalf of Hell’s Angels falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted by Chicago police.
Flint v. Chicago Park District
▸ $212,500 settlement in personal injury case.
Miller v. Dalkon Shield
▸ Over $200,000 settlement for an individual member of class in class action products liability case against contraceptive interuterine device manufacturer.
Gaytan v. Kapus
▸ Jury verdict and fee award totaling $200,000 in false arrest and malicious prosecution case.
McLin v. City of Chicago
▸ $195,000 settlement in case where Chicago Police dropped off two African American young men in a hostile Canaryville neighborhood.
Best v. City of Chicago
▸ $165,000 settlement for plaintiff in an excessive force case.
Frost v. Dorsch
▸ $165,000 settlement after jury verdict for plaintiff in false arrest and excessive force case against the Chicago police.
Murcio v. Perez
▸ $160,000 settlement for family falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted by defendant police officer who was later convicted of rape.
Pratt v. Churchich
▸ $160,000 settlement for jail detainee in excessive force lawsuit.
Salto v. Mercado
▸ $160,000 settlement in false arrest, excessive force, and malicious prosecution case against the Chicago police.
Smith v. Lowery
▸ $150,000 settlement for women prison visitors subjected to unconstitutional strip searches.
Kittler v. City of Chicago
▸ $135,000 settlement for family of youth killed by Chicago police.
Santiago v. Mercado
▸ $135,000 total settlement and attorneys fees in police brutality case against repeater cops.
Rogers v. Roseland
▸ $132,500 jury verdict for plaintiff in medical malpractice case.
Glover v. Town of Cicero
▸ $125,000 settlement in 1980 of Monell suit for mistreatment of a black man in police lockup (largest civil rights settlement against Town of Cicero at that time).
Bryant v. Lenti
▸ $250,000 settlement following a jury verdict in favor of plaintiff in excessive force and false arrest case against Cook County Sheriff’s Deputies
Father Charles Dahm v. City of Rock Island
▸ $105,000 settlement for false arrest, malicious prosecution, and strip search case of anti-war protestors.
In addition to these cases, People’s Law Office has settled countless other cases in which plaintiffs were falsely arrested, brutalized, or mistreated in other ways by law enforcement officers and agencies.