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Chicago City Council approves $6.25M DUI settlement

December 12, 2012 (CHICAGO) — The Chicago City Council has agreed to pay $6.25 million to a man who suffered brain damage when an intoxicated city worker plowed his city truck into a crowd of pedestrians. The aldermen on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Brunswick unit to pay nearly $300K to settle sex discrimination case

September 04, 2012|Tribune staff report Brunswick Corp. has agreed to pay $295,000 in back wages and interest to 185 women to settle allegations of sex discrimination at the company’s Lund Boat Co. subsidiary. The Department of Labor’s administrative law judges … Continue reading

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City questions injuries, but cop wins top disability benefits

By TIM NOVAK AND CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters tnovak@suntimes.com cfusco@suntimes.com July 16, 2012 12:46AM Weeks after she leveled sexual harassment charges against some co-workers 19 years ago, Chicago Police Officer Kimberly Miller-Shemash suffered what turned out to be a career-ending … Continue reading

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Settlement reached in motorcyclist’s crash death

City to pay $1.55 Million settlement in officer-involved accident The father of a man killed when an Indianapolis police officer’s cruiser crashed into his motorcycle said the family has reached a $1.55 million settlement with the city in their wrongful … Continue reading

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U of C Agrees to $10 Million Settlement in James Tyree Death

U of C signed the settlement without admitting fault, even though the suit claimed negligence The family of former Sun-Times publisher and Chicago Businessman James Tyree has reportedly agreed to a $10 million settlement with the University of Chicago medical … Continue reading

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NYC Multiple Amputee Wins $18M from City, Hospital

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. at FindLaw.com Tue Mar 6, 2012 9:08pm EST How much is a hand worth? What about a foot? An eye? All of these body parts are invaluable, but when it comes to the law, they have … Continue reading

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Cybex Settles Barnhard Product Liability Lawsuit for $19.5 Million

Feb 8, 2012 4:25 PM, By Pamela Kufahl, editor-in-chief Cybex International Inc., Medway, MA, reached a $19.5 million settlement in the Barnhard v. Cybex International Inc. product liability lawsuit, the company announced Monday. “We are financially strong. We were able … Continue reading

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Chicago Archdiocese to pay $3.2 million to settle sex abuse case, attorney says

November 15, 2011 By the CNN Wire Staff Protesters call for Cardinal Francis George to resign in 2006 after he failed to remove a priest charged with abusing minors. The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $3.2 million to settle a … Continue reading

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Man who lost leg in construction zone crash wins $7 million from city

By Lisa Donovan Cook County Reporter May 29, 2011 A 61-year-old man who lost his leg in a horrific crash while working at a city of Chicago construction site was awarded nearly $7 million by a Cook County jury. Don … Continue reading

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Larry Beinhart: Class Warfare III — Losing Your Right to Fight Back

The courts are a way to make bad behavior — injurious, even murderous, acts — cost enough to make a corporation stop. Without lawsuits we wouldn’t know that tobacco companies knew that cigarettes caused cancer even while they advertised them … Continue reading

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