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    Posted on December 16, 1999 To

    Approach the Bench: Robert P. Walsh

    Your friend’s sister’s mother-in-law was driving her son’s van when a plumbing truck, personally owned by the plumber, hit her. He is ticketed. Two children in the van are seriously hurt-one is the mother-in-law’s grandson; the other is his 10-year-old best friend. The son, who owns the van, has limited insurance coverage. The plumbing company has a $250,000 policy and the plumber has an individual policy for $20,000. Grandma has a million dollar umbrella under…

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    Posted on January 1, 1998 To

    Making a $110-Million Crash Settlement Fly

    By Pallasch, Abdon M. On Halloween in 1994, 30-mile-an-hour winds whipped rain horizontally into people’s faces. Umbrellas blew inside out. The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers struggled to play football at Soldier Field. Nine-thousand feet above northwest Indiana, American Eagle Flight 4184 from Indianapolis circled, waiting to land at O’Hare International Airport. The winds were lighter up there, but twice the co-pilot warned the pilot that freezing drizzle was coating the wings with ice….

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    Posted on September 12, 1996 To

    Sioux City Air Crash Suit Settles for $15 Million

    A Barrington man whose wife and only child were killed in the 1989 Sioux City, Iowa, plane crash settled his Cook County lawsuit Thursday morning for $15 million and obtained one defendant’s acknowledgment of fault for its role in the accident. Plaintiff lawyer Robert A. Clifford and his client, Terry Brown, refused to settle his wrongful-death suit until General Electric Co., the designer of the plane’s engine that exploded, acknowledged fault for the crash of…

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