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Clifford Settles Violinist Lawsuit Against METRA for $35 Million

The Illinois Supreme Court today entered an order that brings an end to the case of Rachel Barton vs. Metra and Chicago NorthWestern Railroad.The railroads agreed to pay Barton $35 million dollars for injuries sustainedseven years ago. Barton was severely injured in January, 1995, when the conductor allowed the train to leave the station while Barton was pinned to its door.After a month-long trial three...
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Approach the Bench: Richard F. Burke Jr.

Every office should have a Richard Burke. A tireless work horse, Rich is one of those quiet, behind-the-scenes leaders who knows how to get things done.He just wrapped up a case involving the rollover of a sport utility vehicle where with Robert Clifford he received a $22 million settlement against Ford Motor Company, a Ford dealership and a tire retailer and manufacturer. A 15-year-old girl...
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Approach the Bench: Susan A. Capra

There's a reason why Mack is so protective of Susan Capra.Because he loves her so much. Mack is Susan's four-year-old German Shepherd. And can you blame him? Susan is, perhaps, the most beloved attorney in the office.Soft-spoken, dedicated, loyal, intelligent, sensitive, yet determined. Susan is perfectly fitted in her role as a medical malpractice attorney, defending patients' rights.Susan graduated from Robert Clifford's alma maters-DePaul University...
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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, hither. 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....
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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...
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