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Jackowiak Law Offices Continues the Fight in Chicago Police SOS Cases

Posted:4 years ago

Jackowiak Law Offices represents several plaintiffs who were the victims of illegal home invasions by police officers from the Chicago Police Department’s infamous Special Operations Section. 

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Jackowiak Law Offices Wins $1,000,000.00 Jury Verdict in Police Misconduct Case

Posted:4 years ago

Following a two-week jury trial, a Cook County jury returned a verdict for $1,000,000.00 for John Collins.

In the John Collins case, Jackowiak Law Offices sued the City of Chicago and two police officers who arrested him. In January 2006 John was arrested for drinking on the public way, a petty offense. When John protested his arrest on the way to the station, the police stopped the car and started beating on John. One of the officers falsely claimed that John batterered him and charged him with felony battery to a police officer.


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Sixth Circuit holds DUI lawsuit Can Go Forward

Posted:5 years ago

    In a recent Ohio case, Green v. Throckmorton, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a jury can decide whether the police officer had enough evidence to administer field sobriety tests and arrest the driver for DUI. 

    In the Green case, the driver was pulled over for failing to dim her high beam lights as she drove past oncoming traffic. The police officer approached the driver and noticed that her pupils were unusually “constricted.” The driver insisted she had nothing to drink, but the police officer ordered her out of the car and forced her to take field sobriety tests. The driver passed many but not all of the tests. A search of the car revealed no evidence of drug or alcohol use.


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Jackowiak Law Offices Continues the Battle for Falsely Accused Client in the United States Supreme Court

Posted:5 years ago

In 2005, Rick Aleman, a day care provider, was falsely accused of murdering a baby. In reality, the baby had been violently beaten a week prior by his mother, and subsequently died from Shaken Baby Syndrome. Ironically, Rick Aleman tried to save the baby’s life when he went limp at the daycare center. 

It was obvious that the baby’s mother should have been considered a suspect, but a botched investigation focused on Aleman. The police fabricated evidence and coerced Aleman into giving a false confession.


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Felony Franks, a Chicago Hot Dog Stand that Employs Felons, Faces Shut Down

Posted:5 years ago

Jim Andrews, owner of Felony Franks, is in the news again. As reported recently in the media, Felony Franks - a West Side hot dog stand that employs convicted felons -  faces shut down. 

Felony Franks opened on the Near West Side of Chicago in 2009. Since its opening, Jim Andrews hired multiple convicted felons to work at Felony Franks in order to give them a second chance. Through the crime-theme menu, including the “Misdemeanor Weiner” and the “Probation Burger,” Jim also hoped to raise awareness to the cyclical problems inherent in the criminal justice system. 


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Jury Awards an $8.3 Million Verdict; However, Indiana Law Cuts Award in Half

Posted:6 years ago
A Cook County, Illinois, bricklayer suffered numerous injuries, including a fractured heel, in a construction accident. John Mazzorana, 38, sued Emil Perrotta Co. for leaving an unsupported walking plank on a scaffold, leading to his serious injuries. When Mazzorana stepped on the plank, he fell 30 feet. As a result, he can no longer work as a bricklayer.
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