Law’s Lewis Katz discusses evidence in D’Ambrosio lawsuit

Cuyahoga County defends Joe D’Ambrosio lawsuit

The Plain Dealer: Joe D’Ambrosio spent two decades on death row after being convicted of killing Tony Klann, but he was freed two years ago after a judge found prosecutors withheld evidence. His lawyers filed a civil case against the city and county this week. In a civil case, the standard of proof is a “preponderance of the evidence”—much less burdensome than the criminal standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt,” explained law professor Lewis Katz.