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A great story of a small attorney firm believing in a civil rights case and teaming with a national firm to  take on racial discrimination and institutionalized racism in a midsize city.

Kohler and Hart Milwaukee investigated the allegations brought by the plaintiffs for over a year. Teaming up with Segal McCambridge Chicago before they filed a complaint.
Early on the bar owners banded together after having their livelihoods taken and hunted for an attorney.
Even going so far as making a pitch on a fundraising site. One plaintiff mortgaged his home for private investigator fees  Plaintiffs participated in a documentary to get their story heard. At one point 10 attorneys, paralegals and staff  worked on the case. City aldermen were puzzled by how this ragtag bunch of minority businessmen, (that they had literally run out of business), could bankroll such an effort. Over 50 depositions were taken including the Mayor of the City of Racine. Shocking information was revealed which kept the city from going to trial and risking a larger settlement then the 1,3000,000 million settled upon.