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P.I.'s $25M defamation countersuit tossed in Alstory Simon, Northwestern U. false murder charges case

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 4, 2017, 5:17pm

Saying the cases are only “technically related" and would bog each other down, a Chicago federal judge has tossed a $25 millioncountersuit for defamation brought against the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, a documentary filmmaker and other defendants, by a private investigator, who is one of the defendants facing a $40 million malicious prosecution lawsuit from a man, cleared of double murder charges, who claims the P.I. and a Northwestern University journalism professor coerced him into

Man cleared of double murder OK'd to sue Northwestern, journalism professor he says put him behind bars

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 30, 2016, 6:23pm

A man whose conviction on double murder charges was vacated after it was revealed a Northwestern University journalism professor and the investigator with whom he worked had allegedly falsified evidence implicating him in the killings has won the chance to continue with his lawsuit against the university and the people he alleged wrongly put him behind bars to boost their own prestige and careers.

Ousted controversial College of DuPage president sues, says firing was result of political 'witch hunt' conspiracy

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 22, 2015, 12:17pm

Robert Breuder, recently fired president of College of DuPage, whose final days on the job were marked by a storm of controversy, has sued four members of the college's board, alleging he was fired, not for performance reasons, but as a result of a conspiracy among board members and outside political groups to target him to further a contrived political agenda.