July 27, 2007
Record-Breaking Malicious Prosecution Award
U.S. Dist. Judge Nancy Gertner (D. Mass) awarded two men and the families of two other men $101 million in damages arising from their wrongful imprisonment for a 1965 murder. The family alleged that the FBI was aware that a key witness was lying to protect another person who was cooperating with the FBI. Judge Gertner rejected as "absurd" the FBI's argument that it had no duty to the state government.
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