Koschman lawyers: Conspiracy kept mom from suing
BY TIM NOVAK AND CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters July 15, 2014 12:16AM
Nanci Koschman says the things she learned reading special prosecutor Dan K. Webb's report on her son David Koschman's death were upsetting and eye-opening. | Peter Holderness / Sun-Times
Updated: July 15, 2014 7:25AM
A 10-year “cover-up” by police and prosecutors prevented Nanci Koschman from learning that former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew killed her son, so she should be allowed to sue them, her lawyers said in a court filing Monday.
“The barrier to a fair disposition of Mrs. Koschman’s wrongful-death claim was not removed until [Richard J. “R.J.”] Vanecko’s conviction on Jan. 21, 2014. Until that occurred, the false official version — in which Vanecko was the victim of [her son] David’s aggression — posed a formidable impediment to the fair disposition of any claim Mrs. Koschman might have made against Vanecko,” Koschman’s lawyers wrote in asking U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer to reject four separate motions to dismiss Koschman’s lawsuit.