Tag: settlement

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 …

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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 …

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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

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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

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