Romanucci & Blandin, LLC is proud to be recognized in the 2017 annual list of “Top 100” verdicts, released by VerdictSearch and ALM. The firm’s record breaking $44.7 million jury verdict in LaPorta v. City of Chicago is ranked as #42 on this year’s list of highest verdicts throughout the nation.
In October of 2017, the jury impaneled before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber issued its verdict, finding Chicago Police Officer Patrick Kelly responsible for shooting Romanucci & Blandin client, Michael LaPorta, and the City responsible for failing to investigate its officers and having no early warning system, thus perpetuating the officer’s reckless behavior.
LaPorta was awarded $44.7 million in damages, which is the largest verdict ever returned in a police misconduct lawsuit involving the city of Chicago and in the state of Illinois.
Romanucci & Blandin principals and partners, Antonio M. Romanucci and Stephan D. Blandin, and associates Bruno R. Marasso, Debra Thomas, Martin D. Gould, Nicolette A. Ward and Bryce Hensley, were instrumental in representing the LaPorta family.
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