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Cook County Settles Strip Search Class Action for $55.3 Million


This is a settlement for the Civil / Human Rights lawsuit.

Chicago, IL: The Cook County Board has approved a $55.3 million settlement in a class-action civil lawsuit alleging that thousands of inmates at the county jail were improperly strip searched.

The settlement resulted from the county losing several federal court rulings stemming back to 2006. The courts had already determined the strip search procedures improper and the county has changed them.

The attorneys representing the former jail inmates will be paid $15 million, reports indicate, while the remainder of the funds will be divided among as many as 400,000 inmates jailed between January 30, 2004 and March 19, 2009. The County's insurance will cover $10 million of the settlement, and taxpayers the rest.

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Published on Nov-16-10


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Im entitled for that and.floor sleeping please help

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What is the Latest Update on YOUNG Litigation Insurance Settlement ?

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My friend is in Cook County right now and according to inmates that just came in supposably the first week of June the checks are supposed to be sent out

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I didn't get my check and I filled out on line, what's going on

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Filed my claim in 2009 for illegal strip search at cook county. Have not received my settlement.

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Not only was I striped seach in front of women and men the officers assulted me knocked my front thooth out I spent a week at cermack I was driving obn revoked liesince and lawsuit I didn't receive payment for my lost there wich is still out

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Since this Latest News on The COOKCOUNTY Sripsearch Lawsuit has been Settled, I have been receiving offers and email ads from various Pre and PostSettlement agencies claiming I can get My money in CASH ADVANCE in 24hrs .I am A Class Member of this Class Action Lawsuit ' Young v.Cook County 2-5614. My Claim # 43777 was sent to me a few days ago. If I am able to get my share of this $55million Settlement by Pro Rata Share distributing,as I was told by another Class Member ,How would I go about doing and getting my share in advance ? Also to note ; they said Settlement Payments will be sent out Next Spring.What is the Hold up now,it's already Nearly 7 years since I filed for this Valid claim ??? Please REPLY>>>

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