$4.2MM Settlement for Family of Wrongfully Imprisoned Man, Now Deceased

Legal-Bay, a Law Cash Advance Company, says that William Lopez spent more than two decades in prison for a 1989 crime he did not commit, and died in 2014 just shortly after his 2013 release.

Feb 09, 2016, 10:15 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that the wife and daughter of William Lopez were awarded a $4.2 million settlement from the state of New York last month. Unfortunately, Lopez was unable to receive the settlement award himself. After spending more than two decades in prison for a 1989 crime he did not commit, he was finally released in January of 2013, then died in September of 2014. According to The NY Post, Lopez was hoping "the money from the suit would help him to rebuild his life and enjoy the comforts he was denied in prison." Tragically, he passed away before the award came, after spending 23 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit. Sources indicate that he had maintained his innocence the entire time, and that the evidence of the shotgun killing he was accused of was "flimsy" and "weak." According to the article in the Post, "One witness gave a description that did not match Lopez's profile. The other had just finished a crack binge when the murder took place, and later recanted." Lopez's family also had a separate lawsuit against the city, where they are seeking an additional $15 million.

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Unfortunately, wrongful imprisonment cases are not rare, and public awareness has been growing on these cases as well as police brutality incidents. Legal-Bay has been an advocate for victims of police brutality, police abuse, wrongful imprisonment, wrongful death, Taser injuries, and cases of Civil Rights violations involving racial discrimination, and the company has seen a rise in applications in such incidents. Legal-Bay also funds car and truck accident cases, personal injury cases, sexual assault cases, and cases involving public transportation incidents. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com where you will also find a full list of cases they are actively funding.

Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent news, "While it is tragic that this man who was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 20 years will never see the settlement he rightfully deserved, we are pleased to know that his family will be able to collect it. We encourage anyone who has experienced police brutality or a wrongful arrest to contact a lawyer immediately to get the justice you deserve."

Legal-Bay, a law cash advance company, is not only a public advocate for victims of police brutality and wrongful imprisonment, but the company has also assisted victims of sexual assault/harassment, and prison injury cases as well. For more information on Legal-Bay's police brutality, wrongful imprisonment, sexual assault/harassment, and prison injury lawsuit funding programs, visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/wrongful-imprisonment.php

Legal-Bay's programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding, which means you only repay the settlement advance if you win your case. None of the programs should be considered to be a lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, settlement loans, settlement loan, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan. To learn more about how Legal-Bay's funding process works, visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/funding-process.php

If you, or a loved one, are in need of some financial support or lawsuit money due to being a victim of "The System," feel free to call Legal-Bay on its 24-hour toll-free hotline at: 877.571.0405.

You may also apply online at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com and an agent will respond to your request shortly.

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