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Wrongfully Convicted Missouri Man Gets $8M Settlement

A southeastern Missouri city has agreed to an $8 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by a man who spent 17 years in prison for murder before the state Supreme Court overturned his conviction. Jonathan Douglass, the city manager of …

Judge Rules for Insurer Employer’s Mutual in Nebraska Wrongful Conviction Case

A Nebraska judge has ruled that an insurance provider doesn’t have to cover the legal debt of a Nebraska county that wrongfully convicted six people in a 1985 rape and murder. Lancaster County District Judge Jodi L. Nelson ruled on …

Insurer Fights Paying $5.3M to Man Wrongly Convicted in Missouri

A former insurance carrier for the city of Columbia, Missouri, is appealing a ruling that it owes $5.3 million to a man who served 10 years in prison before his conviction for killing a sports editor in Columbia was thrown …

Virginia Governor Signs Bill Giving $1.55M to Exonerated Man

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill to provide $1.55 million to a man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Keith Allen Harward was released from prison in April 2016 at …

Nebraska County to Challenge Insurers Over Coverage for $28M Lawsuit

Nebraska’s Gage County will challenge its insurers’ decision not to cover it for a $28.1 million judgment awarded to six people who were wrongfully convicted of murder. KWBE reports that the county board approved hiring a law firm to fight …

Virginia City, Insurers Settle Suit Filed by Wrongfully Convicted Man

The city of Newport News, Virginia, and its insurers have paid $2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who spent nearly 23 years in jail before a judge tossed his conviction. The Daily Press reports that the …

New York City to Pay $6.25M to Man Exonerated in 1989 Killing

New York City has agreed to pay $6.25 million to a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison before being exonerated in a killing that happened while he was more than 1,000 miles away vacationing at Disney World, the …

Washington Weighs Compensation for Wrongful Convictions

Alan Northrop anxiously waits outside a Senate committee hearing, his girlfriend rubbing his shoulders and whispering words of support as he prepares to sign in to testify about nearly two decades of freedom lost. “Oh boy, here we go,” he …