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GIVING BACK: Making a Scene Gala 2021!

GIVING BACK: Making a Scene Gala 2021!

It was an honor to be a producer sponsor for the Making a Scene: Gala 2021 event hosted by Victory Gardens. We had a wonderful evening with performances by Brian Quijada and Nygel D. Robinson from their new musical Mexodus, plus a jazz duet featuring Nygel and the...

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Part I – “Police Officer Liability Series”

Part I – “Police Officer Liability Series”

ILLINOIS COURT: City of Chicago cannot be held liable for sexual assault committed by Chicago Police Officer while on duty.    This post begins Coffman Law’s “Police Officer Liability” series, which focuses on telling the stories of and when police officers...

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Illinois Prejudgment Interest on Personal Injury Claims

Illinois Prejudgment Interest on Personal Injury Claims

New legislation allows 6% pre-trial interest on most personal injury cases in Illinois; how this levels the playing field against insurance companies delaying cases.  Governor Pritzker recently signed legislation allowing for plaintiffs to collect pretrial...

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What does it mean when Police use Excessive Force?

What does it mean when Police use Excessive Force?

During an arrest, depending on the circumstances, a police officer may use force to subdue a suspect. However, any force used must be a reasonable amount of force, examining the totality of the circumstances. When an officer uses more force than necessary, going...

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