Notice of Claim Filing From The Holmes Law Group

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CHICAGO - April 15, 2019 - eTradeWire -- The Holmes Law Group, Ltd. announces that it has put Indiana authorities, including the City of Hobart, on notice of its intent to proceed with claims on behalf of Cortez Javan Rogers, of Chicago, for false imprisonment, invasion of privacy, and false light, stemming from the wrongful charging and subsequent imprisonment of Mr. Rogers in Cook County Jail during the week of April 1, 2019.

"Mr. Rogers, an innocent man, suffered through what could only be described as a living nightmare," said W. Clifton Holmes, The Holmes Law Group's Owner, in a statement.  "He was ripped away from his family, incarcerated, denied bail, and was the subject of news media coverage citing his having been charged with a felony, specifically, threatening a witness to a murder investigation.  This event brought about both significant trauma to Mr. Rogers, and harm to his reputation.  Mr. Rogers has never even set foot in Indiana.  He's never had any prior brush with the law."

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Indiana has a statute requiring that notice be provided prior to filing tort claims against Indiana political subdivisions.  While it is unlikely that such statutory requirement would apply to these facts (and a harmed person who has never set foot in the State of Indiana), the filing of a claim with Indiana authorities ensures that no objection could be lodged on this basis as to Mr. Rogers' claim when he does file suit in court.  It represents the first step in obtaining justice for Mr. Rogers.

"Charging the wrong person with a crime is irresponsible in any circumstance.  We are confident we can bring to bear evidence demonstrating that it was uniquely irresponsible in this case," Holmes said.

The Holmes Law Group's owner, W. Clifton Holmes, has announced a press conference for Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 10:00 AM, at the The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, 909 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.  Interested media representatives should contact by 3:00 PM CST, April 16, 2019.  Contact with questions and for access credentials.

Cliff Holmes

Source: The Holmes Law Group, Ltd.
Filed Under: Legal

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