• Kirk Hartley

“Plaintiffs Bar Goes After Police Brutality Cases”

The National Law Journal has now noticed the growth in and value of lawsuits against cops; as shown in a post on August 12, 2015. The article includes the following data point:

“How much cities are paying out to specifically resolve brutality claims and lawsuits is uncertain, but at last month’s National Bar Association conference, James Montgomery, of James D. Montgomery and Associates Ltd. in Chicago, said police misconduct cases have generated a “cottage industry” for lawyers. He said that cities with the nation’s 10 largest police departments have paid $1.2 billion between 2010 and 2014 to resolve them.”

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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