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Juvenile Offenders Suit Awarded Class Action Status

 
October 12, 2018

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The Firm won class action status for a lawsuit on behalf of inmates who were sentenced to life imprisonment without parole as juveniles. 

The suit alleges that after the Supreme Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama in 2012, which retroactively prohibited mandatory sentencing of minors to life in prison without parole, the Missouri Department of Corrections disregarded due process for applicable inmates. The suit’s change in status will affect roughly 95 inmates in Missouri. 

Professionals:

Jordan T. Ault

Partner

Sarah L. Zimmerman

Associate

Denyse L. Jones

Associate