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Drowning Death of Suburban Boy Results in Record $21.5 Million Verdict

On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, Clifford Law Offices obtained a $21.5 million verdict on behalf of a south suburban family whose son drowned on a weekly trip to the Bridgeview Park District Pool four years ago. The verdict is the highest for a drowning in the state of Illinois. It is also the highest in the state for the death of a minor excluding medical...
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Explosion on Metra Tracks Kills One Worker, Severely Injures Another on Chicago’s Northwest Side

An explosion on the Metra train tracks on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, near the Grayland station has killed one worker and badly injured another.Two welders were working in the 4500 block of West Byron Street when the tragedy occurred, according to officials. The two men were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where one tragically died. There were reportedly 17 workers in the area...
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Two O’Hare Shuttle Buses Collide, Injuring at Least Six People

Two shuttle buses collided early Saturday morning (Nov. 3, 2018) at O'Hare Airport near Terminal 5 injuring at least six people.Emergency crews were called to the scene about 3 a.m. and transported the injured to area hospitals. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.The injured are reported to be in stable condition.
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Joan and Robert A. Clifford Receive Award from Lawyers for the Creative Arts

From left to right: Bob Clifford and Joan CliffordA packed room watched at at the Palmer House in Chicago as Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, and his wife Joan, accepted the Distinguished Service Award from the Lawyers for the Creative Arts (LCA).The couple received the Award for their involvement and philanthropic contributions to the arts in Chicago, particularly the...
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New Boeing Aircraft Crashes Into the the Java Sea; No Survivors Expected Among 189 Aboard

A brand-new Boeing 737-800 aircraft crashed Monday (Oct. 29, 2018)into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia.Lion Air Flight 610 had just taken off when three minutes into the flight the pilot requested to return to the airport. It was at an altitude of about 5,200 feet. Although the flight reportedly was cleared to return, the aircraft plunged into the sea minutes later.The...
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