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Loevy & Loevy
Loevy & Loevy is a private civil rights lawfirm in Chicago. Practice areas listed on its website include police misconduct (wrongful conviction, police shootings, police brutality, unlawful arrests and unlawful search and seizure); whistleblower protection (Medicare and Medicaid fraud, defense contractor fraud, financial fraud, sales tax fraud, and declined qui tam cases); and employment discrimination.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Black Lives Matter v. Wolf
1:20-cv-04319 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 07/23/2020 - Case Ongoing
Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf
Department of Homeland Security
Policing
PN-IL-0026
Coding Complete
This complaint was filed on July 23, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The suit was filed by a number of political and legal organizations, as well as a news media organization. These groups included: Black Lives Matter Chicago; Black Abolitionist Network; Chicago Democratic Socialists of America; Good Kids/Mad ... [view]
2 Mays v. Thomas
1:20-cv-02134 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
Cook County
Jail Conditions
JC-IL-0054
Cook County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a 18 U.S.C. § 1983/habeas corpus class action lawsuit brought on behalf of inmates in the Cook County Jail in Chicago in light of over 200 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Jail. Plaintiffs seek release for detainees who are vulnerable because of their underlying medical conditions or age, and transfer to a safer place ... [view]
3 Money v. Jeffreys
1:20-cv-02094 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0051
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a representative habeas action filed by prisoners of the Illinois Department of Corrections, seeking various forms of relief for six subclasses of prisoners in light of COVID-19. The plaintiffs alleged that they were particularly vulnerable to the virus, either due to medical conditions or their age. The petitioners were ... [view]
4 Money v. Pritzker
1:20-cv-02093 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of Illinois
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-IL-0050
Sangamon County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action brought on behalf of prisoners in the Illinois Department of Corrections seeking various types of relief in light of COVID-19. The plaintiffs alleged that as people in groups who are particularly vulnerable to the virus, they were exposed to a heightened risk of COVID-19. The judge denied the plaintiff's ... [view]
5 Gay v. Baldwin
19-cv-01133 (C.D. Ill.)
Filed 10/28/2018 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-IL-0045
Coding Complete
This case addresses the Illinois Department of Corrections’ treatment of a prisoner during two decades of solitary confinement. Initially, the prisoner had been sentenced to serve seven years in prison as a young adult. However, during his first years in prison, he accumulated infractions for violent behavior caused by an untreated personality ... [view]
6 Leopold v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1:18-cv-02415 (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/22/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
National Security
IM-DC-0057
Coding Complete
On October 22, 2018, media site Buzzfeed and one of its reporters brought this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and several of its components--Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Customs & Border Protection, and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. The case ... [view]
7 Buzzfeed Inc. v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1:18-cv-01501-KBJ (D.D.C.)
Filed 06/25/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0048
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On June 25, 2018, Buzzfeed and Loevy & Loevy brought this Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The plaintiffs sought to shed light on ICE’s use and review of solitary confinement for individuals in its custody, citing ICE ... [view]
8 Hall v. County of Milwaukee
2:17-cv-00379-DEJ (E.D. Wis.)
Filed 03/14/2017 - Closed 2019
County of Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-WI-0009
Milwaukee County
Coding Complete
On March 14, 2017, a female prisoner who was forced to receive prenatal care, give birth, and undergo post-partum treatment while shackled, filed a putative class-action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The plaintiff sued the County of Milwaukee under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law. The plaintiff, ... [view]
9 Prison Legal News v. Cook County
1:16-cv-06862 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 06/30/2016 - Case Ongoing
Thomas J. Dart
Cook County Jail
Jail Conditions
PC-IL-0037
Cook County
Coding Complete
On June 30, 2016, Prison Legal News (PLN) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Court of Illinois against Cook County Jail under section §1983, alleging violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process and Equal Protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants ... [view]
10 Ross v. Gossett
3:15-cv-00309 (S.D. Ill.)
Filed 03/19/2015 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
Illinois River Correctional Center
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0033
Coding Complete
On March 19, 2015, an Illinois prisoner filed this class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law against numerous members of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) tactical team “Orange Crush,” the wardens at Illinois River, Menard, Big Muddy River, ... [view]
11 ACLU v. Clapper
1:13-cv-03994-WHP (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 06/11/2013 - Closed 2018
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-NY-0003
Washington
Coding Complete
On June 11, 2013, the ACLU and the N.Y. Civil Liberties Union filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the National Security Agency ("NSA"). The organizations served as both plaintiff and counsel, and sought an injunction permanently enjoining the government's mass call-tracking program and ... [view]
12 Dobbey v. Weilding
1:13-cv-01068 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 02/08/2013 - Case Ongoing
Stateville Correctional Center
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0052
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: The plaintiffs, a class of prisoners housed at Stateville Correctional Center, asked the court to temporarily appoint an expert to oversee the Illinois Department of Correction's (IDOC) response to the COVID-19 pandemic at Stateville. The court denied the motion on April 13, 2020.
This case was originally filed in 2013. On ... [view]
13 Henry v. Hulett
3:12-cv-03087 (C.D. Ill.)
Filed 03/20/2012 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
Jail Conditions
JC-IL-0055
Coding Complete
On March 31, 2011, female inmates at an Illinois women’s prison were strip searched as part of a training exercise for new guards. Several of the inmates filed this putative class action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The plaintiffs sued the Illinois Department of Corrections, Lincoln Correctional Center, and ... [view]
14 Young v. County of Cook
1:06-cv-00552 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 01/30/2006 - Closed 2016
Cook County, Illinois
Cook County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-IL-0009
Coding Complete
On January 30, 2006, on behalf of a female and a male plaintiff, the Chicago civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy filed this lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint challenged the Cook County Sheriff's blanket policy of requiring a strip and body cavity search ... [view]
15 Dunn v. City of Chicago
1:04-CV-06804 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 10/21/2004 - Closed 2013
City of Chicago
Chicago Police Department
Policing
PN-IL-0008
Chicago
Coding Complete
On October 21, 2004, a group of former Chicago Police Department (CPD) detainees filed this class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the CPD. Represented by the Chicago civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy, the plaintiffs alleged that the CPD were engaged in a ... [view]
16 Ryan v. Walker
1:04-cv-04635 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 07/15/2004 - Closed 2006
Illinois Department of Corrections
Stateville
Prison Conditions
Speech and Religious Freedom
PC-IL-0025
Coding Complete
On July 15, 2004, a volunteer prisoners' rights advocate filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In his complaint, the plaintiff requested injunctive and declaratory relief and compensatory and punitive damages against the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and ... [view]
17 Lopez v. City of Chicago
NO. 01 C 1823 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 03/15/2001 - Closed 2007
City of Chicago
Chicago Police Department
Policing
PN-IL-0009
Chicago
Coding Complete
On March 15, 2001, the Chicago civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy filed a civil rights lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, seeking damages on behalf of plaintiff Joseph Lopez for alleged constitutional violations stemming from his arrest in July 2000 by Chicago police ... [view]
18 Doe v. Cook County
1:99-cv-03945 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 06/15/1999 - Closed 2016
Cook County Detention Center
Juvenile Institution
JI-IL-0003
Cook County
Coding Complete
On June 15, 1999, four juveniles detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiffs sued Cook County and the JTDC under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of their Fourteenth Amendment rights. Specifically, the complaint alleged ... [view]
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