While defamation and similar suits are too often used as weapons against free speech, our firm has experience fighting back. Our experience includes:

  • Currently representing local blogger in defamation suit
  • Currently representing non-profit organization in counterclaims for false advertising brought against client’s FOIA suit against University of Illinois

Please note that in addition to insurance coverage through professional media insurance, coverage may sometimes be found in homeowners, renters, or umbrella policies. If you’ve been sued for defamation or threatened with suit, check your policies right away, as many have strict provisions requiring prompt notification of a claim.

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Topic: Police Misconduct

Family Agrees to Record Settlement in Sylville Smith Police Shooting Case

MILWAUKEE – Late yesterday the family of Sylville K. Smith, a young man and father fatally shot by former police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown August 13, 2016, finalized a record $4 million settlement with the City of Milwaukee. It is the largest pre-trial settlement of a police shooting case in Milwaukee and Wisconsin history. In addition… Read More

Man Sues State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly and Ottawa Police Department Officers Who Tried to Frame Him

Kenneth Cusick Maliciously Prosecuted For Supposedly Causing His Wife’s Death OTTAWA, IL – Kenneth Cusick, whose investigation and prosecution for the supposed murder of his then-wife dragged out for over a decade, today filed a federal lawsuit against LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly, Ottawa Police Captain Dave Gualandri, Former LaSalle County Coroner Jody Bernard, … Read More