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The July 2007 issue of Prison Legal News reported Sarsfield v. City of Marlborough, $13,655,940 Award for False Massachusetts Rape Conviction and Gregory v. City of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky Settles with Wrongly Imprisoned Man for $3.9 Million. Barry Scheck was lead counsel for both plaintiffs, but while he is a co-director of the Innocence Project, he represented both of these clients in section 1983 suits in his capacity as co-founding partner of the civil rights law firm, Cochran Neufeld & Scheck.
The IP is a nonprofit and does not represent section 1983 plaintiffs in wrongful conviction lawsuits for damages. CNS does, taking on interested clients after they have been exonerated and released. Debra Cornwall, a lawyer at CNS, also represented both Eric Sarsfield and William Gregory along with Barry Scheck, and partner Nick Brustin also worked on the Gregory case.

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