The HCBullet: The blog of the Attorneys at HCB

Court Dismisses Wrongful Conviction Case

May 2, 2019

On May 1, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce dismissed a case brought by Darnell Fonder who claimed that he was wrongfully detained and convicted of resisting arrest. Fonder sued the City of Kankakee and two Kankakee police officers. Fonder was arrested in May of 2010, convicted in 2011, and held in custody until he…

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DuPage Judge Grants Summary Judgment for Village on Sewer Backup Claims

May 2, 2019

The Honorable Dorothy French-Mallen in DuPage County, Illinois granted summary judgment on an orthodontist’s negligence claim against the Village of Itasca in Emil M. Marogil Orthodontics, P.C., et al., v. Village of Itasca, et al. Case No. 2015 L 784 (DuPage Co. Cir. Ct., April 24, 2019). Plaintiffs, Dr. Emil Marogil, his professional corporation, and…

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Court Dismisses Inmate’s Failure to Protect Claims

May 2, 2019

The Honorable Colin S. Bruce in the Central District of Illinois granted summary judgment on a prisoner’s federal civil rights suit against Marshall County correctional officers in Seiler v. Kruse, et al., C.D. Ill. Case No. 17-cv-1370, (C.D. Ill. Feb. 28, 2019). Plaintiff Anthony Seiler, a pre-trial detainee, filed suit against two correctional officers for…

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Court Dismisses Inmate’s FOIA Claims

May 2, 2019

The Honorable Ronald J. Gerts in the County of Kankakee granted the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss on an Illinois Freedom of Information Act case in Sherrod v. Kankakee, et al., Case No. 2018 MR 302 (Kankakee Co. Cir. Ct. Mar. 15, 2019). Plaintiff, Antonio Sherrod, a federal prisoner filed suit for copies of thirteen-year old…

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Court Finds No Discrimination in Deputies’ Discipline

May 2, 2019

District Court Judge Philip Reinhard granted summary judgment in an employment discrimination case filed by a sergeant and a deputy following their involvement in a fatal police pursuit. Meagan and Ryan Pettengell, a married couple working for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office alleged they were discriminated against based on Meagan’s gender, Meagan’s pregnancy and their…

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