Wednesday, November 25, 2009

DC to pay out $13.7 million in A16 class action settlement

On Monday afternoon DC and plaintiffs announced a settlement in a class action suit from April 2000 -- where police officers falsely arrested and/or mistreated protesters demonstrating at the IMF/World Bank meetings ("A16").

Washington City Paper has the best report.

The suit involves about 600 people, each of whom could earn as much as $18,000. Plaintiffs attorneys, the Partnership for Civil Justice, say they believe this is the biggest such settlement ever in the country.

Here's the Hermes special issue on A16 from the time (h/t Abe).


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