Fuery v. City of Chicago

Three women driving in Chicago get embroiled in road rage melee with off-duty cop. (Women arrested, charged, and acquitted of battery of a police officer.) One required surgery from the incident. Jury: Now-former cop is liable for $260k for excessive force. District court: Strike that. Plaintiffs’ attorneys’ contumacious conduct at trial (for instance, repeatedly questioning witnesses about inadmissible topics and leaking info to the media (and then lying about it to the judge)) and plaintiffs’ own bad faith conduct merit dismissal of the claim. Seventh Circuit: Affirmed. (Click here for a news story.)

Tags: 2018, Excessive Force, Police, Seventh Circuit

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