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Court of Appeals Affirms $360k Verdict Against Rockford Police Officers for Reckless Infliction of Emotional Distress

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2017

Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com

Elgin, IL – A panel of justices in the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, agreed with Craig M. Sandberg that a Winnebago County jury's verdict against the City of Rockford for Reckless Infliction of Emotional Distress ("RIED") must be affirmed. Following a three-week jury trial, on March 25, 2016, a jury awarded twelve of the plaintiffs a combined verdict in the amount of $360,000.00 for damages proximately caused by the reckless actions of the City's officers. The appellate court's Order was entered less than one (1) week from the argument before the appellate court and ending a saga for the City of Rockford that began over eight (8) years ago.

The appellate court's unpublished Order provides additional details.

WHAT: Rule 23 order in Kingdom Authority International Ministries, et al. v. City of Rockford (Docket Nos. 2-17-0084 and 2-17-0093).

WHO: The law firm of Muslin & Sandberg represented the plaintiff on appeal in the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District.

WHERE: Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, 55 Symphony Way, Elgin, Illinois 60120

To view a PDF of the Court's Order, please click here: Kingdom Auth. Int’l Ministries v. City of Rockford, 2017 IL App (2d) 170084-U

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