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Hearings set next week in Alstory Simon’s $40 million wrongful incarceration suit

The Cook County Record Sep. 29, 2017, 6:01pm

CHICAGO - A status hearing is set Oct. 2 in Alstory Simon's lawsuit against those he claims falsified evidence that implicated him and sent him to prison for a 1982 double murder.

Male student accuses Northwestern of discrimination in sex assault investigation, expulsion

The Cook County Record Sep. 15, 2017, 12:00pm

A male student who says he was falsely accused of sexual assault and kicked out of Northwestern University has filed suit against the university, asserting he was discriminated against by university administrators amid a biased investigative process designed only to side with a female accuser he said twisted a consensual sex act into a rape accusation.

Female Northwestern grad student: HarperCollins, author published private info to twist sex assault tale

Scott Holland May 17, 2017, 7:12pm

Another lawsuit has been filed in a three-year dispute about alleged sexual assault involving a Northwestern University professor, as a female graduate student has accused publishing house HarperCollins and an author of embarrassing her by exposing private details to make the professor she accused of sexual assault a sympathetic figure.

Judge: Reporters can't moonlight as attorneys and expect to be shielded in court

Scott Holland May 10, 2017, 12:16am

Protections for reporters do not permanently extend to lawyers moonlighting as filmmakers, according to a federal judge in Chicago.

Northwestern University allegedly retaliated against employee for complaining about pay

Louie Torres Mar. 24, 2017, 9:38am

A former employee is suing Northwestern University for allegedly firing him after he complained he was not fully compensated for attending an 11-hour instructor meeting.

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

Jury awards $53 million med malpractice verdict, but U of Chicago asks judge to toss it

Jamie Kelly Jun. 30, 2016, 10:53pm

A Cook County jury awarded 12-year-old Isaiah Ewing and his family $53 million in a medical malpractice suit against the University of Chicago’s hospital on Wednesday, thought to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in the county's history.

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.

Judge ends discrimination suit vs Northwestern brought by male professor accused of sexual misdeeds

Scott Holland Sep. 1, 2015, 11:55pm

A federal judge has rejected a Northwestern University professor’s amended claim against the school, ending another chapter in a complex legal battle centered around his relationships with female students.