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Attorneys Ben Crump, Antonio Romanucci and L. Chris Stewart Issue Statement on House Passage of George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Posted on: March 4th, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Nationally renowned civil rights attorneys Ben Crump, Antonio Romanucci and L. Chris Stewart released the following statement on the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by the U.S. House of Representatives: ”On behalf of the family of George Floyd, we are deeply gratified and grateful for the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives in passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, responding to the mandate issued by thousands of Americans wh ... Read More

Illinois’ Anthony Gay Isolated Confinement Reform Bill Reintroduced in General Assembly

Posted on: March 2nd, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
<h2?HB 3564 to reform devastating prison practices and bring transparency CHICAGO (March 2, 2021) –  Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Illinois State Representative La Shawn Ford (D- Chicago, 8th District) together announce The Anthony Gay Isolated Confinement Restriction Act, Illinois House Bill 3564 (formerly HB 182 in 2020), was reintroduced by Rep. Ford this week. The bill is named for former inmate Anthony Gay who was held in solitary confinement for two decades, including ... Read More

Civil Rights attorneys Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin and Ben Crump of Ben Crump law release a statement regarding the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Posted on: March 2nd, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
"In the memory of George Floyd and countless others across the nation who have been killed, injured or otherwise harmed by systemic racism within police departments and the use of excessive force, we are pleased to see Congress moving forward with consideration of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021. It is our fervent hope that this desperately needed bill becomes law, and that Black Americans and all of our communities are able to benefit from greater accountability, transparency ... Read More

OFFICER IN SHOOTING DEATH OF BENNIE EDWARDS CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on: February 26th, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
60-year-old Black man shot and killed during a mental health crisis CHICAGO (February 25, 2021)— Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Ben Crump Law announce that one of the officers involved in the shooting death of Bennie Joe Edwards II in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma will face a manslaughter charge. On December 11, 2020, Edwards was having a mental health episode in a parking lot and three officers on the scene were unable to provide the assistance he needed. The encounter ended with Edwards being ... Read More

Civil Rights attorney Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin released a statement in response to the 7th Circuit Court decision to overturn the Michael LaPorta case

Posted on: February 23rd, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
"Today's decision by the 7th Circuit to overturn the LaPorta case is intensely concerning, not only as it relates to delivering much needed justice for Michael LaPorta and his life-changing traumatic brain injuries, but also for the City of Chicago and the precedent this case sets in terms of accountability for police officers and the culture of impunity at CPD. We vigorously commit to continuing this fight for Mr. LaPorta in the weeks and months to come. We are weighing all of our available leg ... Read More

Civil Rights attorneys Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin and Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law release a statement in response to a grand jury’s vote not to indict any police officers on charges relating to Daniel Prude’s death

Posted on: February 23rd, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
"We are deeply disappointed that the officers will not face criminal charges for killing Daniel Prude during what was clearly a mental health crisis as he lay naked in the cold streets with a spit hood they placed over his head. This tragedy could have been avoided if officers had been properly trained but also used basic human decency and common sense to treat Mr. Prude with compassion and get him the medical attention he deserved. We will continue to advocate for justice in the civil courts, w ... Read More

Civil Rights attorneys Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin and Ben Crump and Ben Crump law release a statement in response to an Inspector General report on Chicago Police conduct during summer unrest

Posted on: February 18th, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
The Inspector General's scathing report of Chicago Police actions and inactions during last summer's civil unrest paints a picture of officers lacking both leadership and accountability for their actions. If one of the primary messages of protestors was lack of trust of police in their communities, the interactions between officers and citizens during those episodes exacerbated the problem. Now to be clear, there were far too many criminals among the peaceful protestors, looting and destroying p ... Read More

Civil Rights attorneys Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin and Ben Crump and Ben Crump law release a statement in response to a controversial statement by White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito

Posted on: February 18th, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito's statement must be condemned by the White Sox organization and Major League Baseball. Giolito writes: “We need to step on throats, we need to try to kill other teams until the very end.” The Black community is saddened by the insensitivity of this comment during a time when our country is still healing from the racial injustice of the killing of George Floyd, where a police officer kneeled on his neck until it took his life. We applaud our local teams ... Read More

2021 Edition of Super Lawyers Honors 14 Romanucci & Blandin Attorneys

Posted on: February 4th, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
Founding Partners Antonio M. Romanucci & Stephan D. Blandin Named to Coveted Top 100 List CHICAGO, IL (February 4, 2021) –  Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, is honored to announce that 14 of its attorneys have been named to the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Rising Stars lists by Super Lawyers Magazine. Only 5% of attorneys in Illinois receive the distinction of being a Super Lawyer, while 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois receive the title of Rising Star. Founding Part ... Read More

Mediation by ADR Systems’ Honorable William E. Gomolinski Results in $140 Million Settlement for Workplace Injury Matter

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021 by Romanucci & Blandin
CHICAGO (February 2, 2021) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Wise Morrissey, LLC together announce a $140 million settlement of a lawsuit involving a workplace injury in the Chicago area in 2016. The settlement was mediated by the Honorable William E. Gomolinski of ADR Systems. Judge Gomolinski, who has had a successful 11-year career on the bench and 21 years as an attorney, is highly regarded for his ability to resolve complex cases. This settlement includes $50 million to the wife ... Read More

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