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Articles by Robert Wood

Why False Imprisonment Recoveries Should Not Be Taxable

by Robert W. Wood1

Claims for false imprisonment may be brought in various ways under federal or state law. An individual who has been wrongfully incarcerated may sue under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 for a violation of his constitutional rights. The individual may also sue under state tort law, making ...


By Robert W. Wood*

News stories about prisoners released from custody following the discovery of exculpating evidence have become commonplace. As CSI fans will attest, one path that can lead to this result involves DNA evidence, a relatively recent scientific phenomenon.1 A more disturbing path involves the discovery of prosecutorial ...