Tag Archive: lawsuit

Feb 02

Juan Rivera’s $20 Million Compensation Settlement Will Be Divided In Divorce Court

On January 25, 2017 the Illinois Supreme Court declined to review a ruling by the Illinois Court of Appeal that Juan Rivera’s $20 million wrongful conviction lawsuit settlement is marital property in his pending divorce. Melissa Sanders married Rivera on October 31, 2000. At the time he was imprisoned for life in Illinois for his …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3484

Oct 16

Juan Rivera’s Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit Settlement Is Marital Property In Divorce

Juan Rivera (center) with wife Melissa Sanders-Rivera at Northwestern University Law School January 2012. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune)

The Illinois Appellate Court ruled on September 30, 2016 that the $11.36 million Juan Rivera is to receive for being wrongful imprisoned for more than 19 years is marital property. Rivera is in the midst of divorcing Melissa Sanders-Rivera, his wife of 16 years. Under the court’s ruling Rivera must equitably share the $11.36 million …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3396

Oct 06

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Helped Keith Cooper To Seek His Exoneration

Keith Cooper (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune)

By Hans Sherrer October 7, 2016 Indiana Governor Mike Pence successfully goaded Keith Cooper’s lawyers to file a post-conviction petition on October 3, 2016, that seeks to overturn his 1997 robbery conviction. On September 20, 2016 Pence informed Cooper that he couldn’t consider his pardon request until he exhausted his legal options to overturn his …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3333

Aug 18

Rodney Roberts Can Proceed With Federal Lawsuit Against Police & Prosecutor For Frame-up

Rodney R. Roberts after his release (John O’Boyle, The Star-Ledger)

On August 12, 2016 U.S. District Court Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark, New Jersey ruled that Rodney R. Roberts could proceed with his federal civil rights lawsuit related to his wrongful conviction for kidnapping. Roberts was incarcerated for almost 17 years based on evidence fabricated by the police and the prosecution. Roberts was released in …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/3289

Jun 14

Woman Sues For Forced False Confession She Wasn’t Raped

Marc P. O’Leary at the time of his arrest in February 2011. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

A woman has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Lynnwood, Washington, police officers, and a federally and state funded organization and its employees, for violations of her constitutional rights related to her being prosecuted in 2008 for falsely reporting a rape that had in fact occurred. To protect her privacy the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/2453

Apr 29

Joshua Ryan Brewer Sues City of Medford For Fabricated Drug Crime

Joshua Ryan Brewer’s healthy American Staffordshire terrior Aliah was destroyed by Medford’s animal control. This is not a photo of Alah. (www.staffy-bull-terrior.com)

Joshua Ryan Brewer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Medford, Oregon, its police department and a number of persons, related to his prosecution and conviction of a drug crime that the Oregon Attorney General concedes didn’t happen. In 2009 Brewer was 24 and living in Medford, Oregon with his cousin. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/2411

Apr 10

Two Judges Who Are Former Prosecutors Lose Effort To Dismiss Alan Beaman’s Lawsuit

Illinois Circuit Court Judge Charles G. Reynard (www.McLeanCountyIl.gov, April 2012)

Two Judges Who Are Former Prosecutors Lose Effort To Dismiss Alan Beaman’s Lawsuit

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/1781

Mar 20

Robert Wilson Settles Lawsuit For $3.6 Million For Almost 10 Years Of Wrongful Imprisonment

Robert Wilson (Center on Wrongful Convictions)

Robert Wilson Settles Lawsuit For $3.6 Million For Almost 10 Years Of Wrongful Imprisonment

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/1768

Feb 13

Malenne Joseph Files Lawsuit For Mistaken Identity Wrongful Conviction

Malenne Joseph holding one of her children after her release on September 15, 2010. (Joshua C. Cruey, Orlando Sentinel)

Malenne Joseph Files Lawsuit For Mistaken Identity Wrongful Conviction

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/1733

Dec 07

Gordon Randall Steidl Settles Lawsuit For 17 Years Of Wrongful Imprisonment For $2.5 Million

Gordon Randall Steidl Settles Lawsuit For 17 Years Of Wrongful Imprisonment For $2.5 Million

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/2267

Older posts «