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King’s Bench Petition Filed amid COVID-19 Concerns in Pennsylvania County Jails

KRMFL, alongside Arnold & Porter and the ACLU of Pennsylvania, filed today on behalf of the Pennsylvania Prison Society and five detained individuals an emergency request to the state Supreme Court to exercise its “King’s Bench” power in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 among people in county jails. The request asks the Supreme […]

Inmate Death at Montgomery County Correctional Facility Leads to Deliberate Indifference Lawsuit

As reported in local media, KRMFL has initiated a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Nakila Viney, whose husband, Eric Viney, died after he suffered a serious illness while detained at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. As alleged in the suit, medical providers in the prison were aware of Mr. Viney’s serious medical condition, […]

Suicide at Bucks County Correctional Facility Leads to Wrongful Death Civil Rights Suit

As reported in local media, KRMFL filed a wrongful death civil rights suit against Bucks County, PrimeCare Medical, Inc., and their employees on behalf of the  family of Charles Freitag, Sr. In August 2018, a prisoner found Freitag on the floor kneeling while slumped over his bed and notified correctional officers who determined that the […]

Five Asylum-Seeking Families Sue Government Over Inhumane Border Policy

KRMFL, along with co-counsel from Arnold & Porter, American Immigration Council, and National Immigrant Justice Center has filed a lawsuit under the Federal Tort Claims Act on behalf of five asylum-seeking families. Under the FTCA, individuals may sue the United States for injuries resulting from unlawful conduct of federal officers. The five families who have brought the […]

Court Allows Wrongful Conviction Claims To Proceed

A federal court has issued an important decision allowing KRMFL’s client, Shaurn Thomas, to present his wrongful conviction claims to a federal jury.   Thomas was convicted for the 1990 murder of Domingo Martinez.  But he was innocent. Thomas was incarcerated for twenty-four years until his exoneration.  In 2017, he sued the City of Philadelphia and two […]

KRMFL, Berger Montague File Class Action on Behalf of Juveniles Abused at Glen Mills School

Last month, the Philadelphia Inquirer exposed a history of disturbing violence, abuse, and cover-ups at Glen Mills, the Delaware County reform school that had long been regarded as a model for similar schools. On February 25, the Inquirer reported that Philadelphia County would remove all of its students from the school; and on March 25, […]

Federal Judge Denies Motions to Dismiss, Allows Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit to Proceed

In two separate opinions issued on February 13, 2019 and February 20, 2019, Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan of the Western District of Pennsylvania denied motions to dismiss as to all defendants in KRMFL’s lawsuit alleging that intentional constitutional violations by officers of multiple law enforcement agencies caused the wrongful prosecution, conviction, and quarter-century imprisonment […]