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KRMF Client Byron Halsey Settles Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit for $12.5 Million

Eight years after he was conclusively exonerated by DNA evidence and six years after he started his federal civil rights suit, Byron Halsey, has, as reported in multiple media outlets, reached a global settlement of his wrongful conviction claims totaling $12.5 million. Mr. Halsey was convicted for the November 1985 rape and murder of his […]

Federal Court Issues Strong Opinion Confirming That Citizens Cannot Be Arrested For Videotaping Police

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Judge Gerald Austin McHugh) has issued a timely opinion given, as noted by the Court, “recent events nationally, where videotapes by citizens have proven to be indispensable in bringing to light instances where police unfortunately misused their power.” The Opinion was issued in the case […]

KRMF and ACLU Issue Report Finding Continued Pattern of Unlawful Stops and Frisks by Philadelphia Police

KRMF along with its co-counsel ACLU of Pennsylvania filed its Fifth Report on February 24, 2015 as part of the monitoring process in Bailey v. Philadelphia, a lawsuit filed in 2010 alleging that Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) officers had a pattern and practice of stopping and frisking pedestrians without legal justification and disproportionately stopping African-Americans. The Report shows […]

KRMF Wrongful Arrest Case Involving Seven Months of Incarceration Settled During Trial

KRMF partner Paul Messing reached a substantial settlement on Dec. 22 on behalf of client Philip Sudler, bringing resolution to Mr. Sudler’s civil rights claims against two officers of the West Chester Police Department.  As detailed in press coverage of the settlement, Mr. Sudler spent seven months in jail on accusations that he had attempted to commit a […]

David Rudovsky Featured on WHYY’s Radio Times Episode Regarding Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

KRMF partner David Rudovsky appeared on the November 26 edition of WHYY’s Radio Times to discuss the decision of a Missouri grand jury not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of an unarmed man, Michael Brown.  Discussing the mechanics of grand jury proceedings, Rudovsky and fellow local criminal defense lawyer Jeffrey Lindy noted, […]

Unlawful Arrest for Videoing of Collingdale Police Leads to Civil Rights Suit

KRMF has filed a federal civil rights suit against the Borough of Collingdale and two of its police officers for inexplicably arresting on February 22, 2014 two women whose “offense” was to merely video police officers in the performance of their duties. As described in a television news report on NBC Philadelphia, the incident started with the report […]

KRMF and ACLU File Another Lawsuit Involving Citizens’ Rights to Record Police

KRMF has co-counseled with the ACLU of Pennsylvania in yet another lawsuit concerning the Philadelphia Police Department’s failure to ensure that its officers are aware that private citizens have a constitutional right to observe and record police in the performance of their duties.  In this, the fifth in a running series of cases, the Complaint alleges […]

KRMF and ACLU File New Challenge to Philadelphia Police Arrests for Cell Phone Video Recording

Initiating the latest edition in a series of cases involving the practice of Philadelphia police officers to arrest citizens who video or record police in the performance of their duties, KRMF partner Jonathan Feinberg along with lawyers from the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Langer, Grogan & Diver have filed suit on behalf of Temple University student, Richard Fields.  As explained […]

KRMF Welcomes Susan M. Lin

Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg LLP is pleased to announce that Susan M. Lin, Esq., has joined our firm as an associate attorney after nine years of service as a public defender in both the state and federal court systems. Ms. Lin is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney, with a record of success in […]