Why Phila.'s Record $6.25M Wrongful Incarceration Settlement Could Signal More
Last month’s $6.25 million settlement between the city of Philadelphia and Terrance Lewis—the highest-ever settlement in an exoneration case in Pennsylvania that did not involve DNA evidence—may signal, and possibly even spur, increased interest by the plaintiffs bar in bringing more wrongful conviction civil claims. But lawyers who have handled these cases warn that they’re not for the faint of heart—or the ill-prepared.
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