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Category: Lawsuits Filed

Lawsuit Filed By Man Trapped in Cook County Jail

A man who spent more than 30 hours trapped in an eight-by-eight foot room in the Cook County Jail has filed a lawsuit against the county. No dollar amount is specified in the suit, but attorneys are asking for compensation for physical, emotional and psychological injuries. Incident Details Farad Polk of Chicago went to visit his son, who was incarcerated at the Cook County Jail, on July 5. Mr. Polk was allowed to enter a room that he believed was a waiting area, but was actually designated for super-maximum-security prisoners.

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Lawsuit Filed in Hospital Strangulation Death

The mother of a man who was murdered by another patient while hospitalized has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital. The suit contends that hospital staff was negligent when they placed the woman’s son in the same room as a man with a violent criminal history. Incident Details According to lawsuit documents, Raul Alexander Rios, the 32-year-old son of Giovannina Paloumbus, was admitted to the psychiatric ward at Aventura Hospital, suffering from depression.

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Judge Agrees Child’s Fourth Amendment Rights Violated

A lawsuit filed by the parents of a 10-year old boy whose female principal stripped him down to his underwear may proceed, according to U.S. Magistrate Judge William A. Webb. The judge denied a motion to dismiss the case against the principal, Teresa Holmes, and the Sampson County (North Carolina) school board.

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