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Robert Clifford Settles Case on Behalf of Victims of Horrific Smokey Fire for $100 Million

Robert A. Clifford, lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the fire that killed six and injured 16 others at the Cook County Administration Building, announced a $100 million settlement Monday, April 28, 2008, just moments before jury selection was scheduled to begin against the City of Chicago and two other defendants. The case was to start that morning against the city as well as 69...
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Approach the Bench: Shannon M. McNulty

Shannon McNulty was a freckled redhead, growing up on Chicago's South Side. Shannon recalls her dad planning the family's annual vacations, and trips to her uncle's Michigan home, where the entire clan would gather for water-skiing. Shannon also recalls the many days she would spend with her grandmother, then a Chicago police officer. Her grandfather, too, was a Chicago police officer. Although she describes her...
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Approach the Bench: Craig J. Squillace

Ask Craig Squillace his most memorable case and he tells the story of a young woman who was physically challenged early in life due to a brain aneurysm. Dependent on public transportation, she was on a bus heading to her government job. On the way, the bus lost control and hit an embankment in suburban Mount Prospect. The 46-year-old woman was thrown from her seat...
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$38.3 Million Verdict Rendered by Cook County Injury in Truck-Car Collision

A $38.3 million verdict was returned March 26 by a Cook County Circuit Court jury on behalf of a west suburban family who was tragically devastated by a multiple truck-car crash on I-90 near Rockford in 1999. The three-man-nine-woman jury deliberated five days before rendering the verdict against three trucking firms who caused the pile-up Feb. 12, five years ago. Four year old Teagan Yoder...
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Clifford Obtains $10 Million Settlement for Injured Suburban Police Officer

Robert Clifford, of Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $10 million settlement on behalf of an Arlington Heights police officer who was severely injured when a speeding hearse ran a red light and rammed his police car while he was on routine patrol Oct. 13, 2000. Charles Tiedje, 40, had to be removed by rescuers from his car and was airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital in...
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