On April 17, 2018, HSPRD attorneys Matthew Piers, Caryn Lederer, and Kate Schwartz were honored by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) for their work on Henderson v. City of Chicago, the first substantive case brought under the Illinois Bill of Rights for the Homeless Act. In the case, HSPRD and co-counsel CCH brought claims against the City on behalf of Robert Henderson, a homeless man who was living under a West Side viaduct, after city workers seized and destroyed all of his possessions, including his medications, forms of identification, obituaries of family members, and a Bible. HSPRD defeated the City’s motion to dismiss, a victory securing the first interpretation of the Act. Just weeks before trial, counsel secured a favorable settlement for Mr. Henderson, including monetary damages, attorneys’ fees and costs.
HSPRD Attorneys Honored At Justice Circle Event
Apr 18, 2018