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Illinois Legislature Overrides Governor Rauner’s Veto and Raises Damages Caps on Court of Claims Awards

The Illinois House voted Nov. 27 to increase the cap on damages made in the Illinois Court of Claims to $2 million in a 71-36 vote overriding Governor Rauner’s veto. The Illinois Senate already had voted to override the veto, so the bill is now law. The change comes in response to the tragic deaths from Legionnaires’ disease of several Illinois residents of Veterans’ Homes....
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Brad Cosgrove Speaks on Demonstrative Exhibits

Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, spoke at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Medical Malpractice Seminar on “Demonstrative Exhibits.” Cosgrove has obtained numerous medical malpractice verdicts and settlements, some of them records in the state, the latest being a $21.5 million record verdict on behalf of a family who lost their son in a drowning incident. Other topics discussed at the half-day...
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Sarah King Speaks at CBA on Medical Malpractice Litigation

Sarah F. King, associate at Clifford Law Offices, spoke at the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Young Lawyers' Section (YLS) Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2018) on the "Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Trial." King, a highly experienced trial attorney particularly in the area of plaintiffs' medical malpractice, spoke on "Taking Depositions of Treating Physicians." The other speakers included the Hon. Clare McWilliams and Hon. Marguerite Quinn, Cook...
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Thomas A. Demetrio Hired as Associate at Clifford Law Offices

  Thomas A. Demetrio has been hired as an associate at Clifford Law Offices. Demetrio, a 2018 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, served as a clerk at the firm for the past year. Demetrio, who received a CALI Award for Trial Advocacy II in law school, was on the Dean's List every semester at Chicago-Kent. He also served as s-a summer associate...
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Metra Tragedy on Chicago’s Northwest Side Ends with One Worker Killed, Another Severely Injured

As the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) continues to investigate the cause of an explosion that left one Metra inspector killed and another worker severely injured, media reports are revealing that the incident occurred when a tank of gas on their nearby truck exploded.The sound of the blast was so loud and horrific that nearby neighbors in the Old Irving Park neighborhood said their houses shook....
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