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Illinois Jury Gives $1M to Man Claiming False Arrest

A jury awarded $1 million to a Chicago, Ill., man who spent a year in jail before he was found him not guilty of assaulting a police officer. John Collins sued the city of Chicago for bringing an aggravated battery …

Mississippi Alderman Seeks $30M in False Arrest Case

Ocean Springs Alderman James Hagan is seeking $30 million in damages over what he alleges was his false arrest and malicious prosecution for sex crimes in 2011. The Sun Herald reports that Hagan has sued Sheriff Byrd, Jackson County and …

Strauss-Kahn: From Defendant to Plaintiff?

After spending six weeks as a defendant in a criminal sexual assault case that now appears to be falling apart, Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have a seat waiting for him at the plaintiffs’ table, but taking it comes with risks and …