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NBC News – September 2022

Robert A. Clifford, founding partner at Clifford Law Offices and lead plaintiffs’ counsel in the pending litigation in federal district court in Chicago against Boeing in the Ethiopian crash of 2019, calls for additional federal action and a criminal investigation against Boeing and its corporate offices following a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Watch the full clip here.

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Chicago Sun-Times – September 2022

The Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability met Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Malcolm X College to discuss the Police Department budget and filling vacancies on the Police Board. Yvette C. Loizon, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is one of seven individuals appointed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to serve on the community commission. Read the full article here.

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CBS News Chicago – September 2022

The first Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability meeting took place at Malcolm X College on Thursday, September 29, 2002. Yvette C. Loizon, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is one of seven individuals appointed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to serve on the community commission. Read the full article here.

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Politico – September 2022

Robert A. Clifford, founding partner at Clifford Law Offices and lead plaintiffs’ counsel in the pending litigation in federal district court in Chicago against Boeing in the Ethiopian crash of 2019, comments on the settlement agreements of the airline and its former CEO, Dennis Muilenburg. Read the full article here.

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Travel Weekly- September 2022

Boeing has agreed to pay $200 million in fines, settling charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission that Boeing misled investors about the safety of the 737 Max. Robert A. Clifford, founding partner at Clifford Law Offices and lead plaintiffs’ counsel in the pending litigation in federal district court in Chicago against Boeing in the second crash that took 157 lives, calls for a full investigation to determine if actions rose to the level of criminal conduct. Read the full article here.

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Barron’s – September 2022

US securities officials fined Boeing $200 million over the aviation giant’s misleading assurances about the safety of the 737 MAX airplane following two deadly crashes. Robert A. Clifford, founding partner at Clifford Law Offices and lead plaintiffs’ counsel in the pending litigation in federal district court in Chicago against Boeing in the second crash that took 157 lives, calls for a full investigation to determine if actions rose to the level of criminal conduct. Read the full article here.

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Law360 – September 2022

Data analytics company Mu Sigma Inc. and CEO Dhiraj Rajaram argued before an intermediate appellate panel, asking the justices to overturn fraud accusations that they hid growth potential from Walworth Investments LLC during a $9.3 million shares purchase. Robert A. Clifford, founding partner at Clifford Law Offices, and one of the attorneys for Walworth is quoted, stating that e-discovery demonstrates fraud. Read the full article here.


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KMOV 4 – September 2022

Amazon announced its Head of Safety, Heather MacDougall, is stepping down amid legal pressure aimed at the company’s lack of safety measures that allegedly contributed to the deaths of six when a tornado struck its Edwardsville facility. Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices and attorney for one of the families who lost their son in the event, is quoted. Read the full article here.


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NBC News – September 2022

In alignment with their philanthropic initiatives, Clifford Law Offices stepped up to help a grieving mother donate her late son’s medical equipment, connecting her with Chicago non-profit ASI/NE Healthcare Services. Itza Pantoja was able to provide a specialized car seat and bed, among other large items to another family in need. Read the full article here.


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ABC News – September 2022

After losing her severely disabled son, a mother is comforted by the community’s collaborative effort to help her donate his medical equipment to another family. Clifford Law Offices played a role in connecting the Pantoja family with a Chicago-based non-profit organization, ASI/NE Healthcare Services, that finds matches for families in need of specific medical equipment. Read the full article here.


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The Washington Post – September 2022

The Federal Aviation Administration has introduced new rules that ensure the independence of safety inspectors hired by airline companies such as Boeing. Robert A. Clifford, founding partner at Clifford Law Offices, and Lead Counsel representing families of the victims of the second Boeing 737 Max crash is quoted. Read the full article here.


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Top Class Actions – September 2022

An Illinois federal judge has approved a $92 million class action settlement agreement between TikTok and a class of users who accused it of misusing their biometric information. Shannon M. McNulty, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is a part of the team representing the plaintiffs. Read the full article here.


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Cision PR Newswire – September 2022

Four partners at Clifford Law Offices, Keith A. Hebeisen, Kevin P. Durkin, Shannon M. McNulty, and Bradley M. Cosgrove, have been recognized by Best Lawyers® as “Lawyer of the Year” in the Chicago area for 2023. Read the full article here.


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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – August 2022

Yvette C. Loizon, partner at Clifford Law Offices, was one of seven people appointed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to serve on the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability until district council members are elected on February 28, 2023. Read the full article here.


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Chicago Sun-Times – August 2022

Yvette C. Loizon, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is one of seven individuals appointed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to serve on a Chicago community commission charged with enhancing public safety and law enforcement accountability. Read the full article here.


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Belleville News-Democrat – August 2022

Edwardsville Amazon warehouse where 6 died in a tornado is being rebuilt without storm shelter, city says. Jack J. Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who is representing the McEwen family, is quoted. Read the full article here.


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Top Class Actions – August 2022

An Illinois federal judge has approved a $92 million settlement in a class action lawsuit between TikTok and users who allege the social media company violated biometric privacy law by using and storing facial recognition data without their knowledge or consent. Clifford Law Offices is one of the firms representing the plaintiffs. Read the full article here.


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Law.com – August 2022

Joseph T. Murphy, partner at Clifford Law Offices, has been selected to receive the Rising Stars of the Plaintiffs Bar award, part of The National Law Journal’s 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers annual awards. Read the full article here.


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Cision PRWeb – August 2022

Eighteen lawyers at Clifford Law Offices have been named to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner, at Clifford Law Offices, has been listed as a Best Lawyer for over twenty-five years. Read the full press release here.


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Chicago Lawyer – August 2022

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, explains how consumers can pursue product liability claims when the defendant is out-of-state in the latest Chicago Lawyer publication, “Where’s the Line?” Read the full article here.


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Travel Radar – August 2022

After being internationally grounded by the Federal Aviation Authority in 2019 due to critical issues that caused a series of fatal crashes, the Boeing 737-8 Max is making a reappearance in the aviation industry. Robert Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, is quoted. Read the full article here.


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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association – August 2022

Keith A. Hebeisen, partner at Clifford Law Offices, was awarded the prestigious Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s (ITLA) annual convention on Friday, June 17, 2022. Read the full article here.


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Crain’s Chicago Business – July 2022

Erin Clifford, partner at Clifford Law Offices, was voted to the WTTW/WFMT Board of Directors. In addition to her ventures with Erin Clifford Wellness and Rockstar Doggy Mama, Erin has an active role in her community supporting organizations that help Chicago’s disadvantaged. Read the full article here.


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Law.com – July 2022

The National Law Journal’s annual Elite Trial Lawyer Awards celebrated outstanding plaintiffs-side work in litigation across 23 practice areas. Clifford Law Offices was selected as a finalist in the category of Litigation Firm of the Year: Catastrophic Injury and Joseph T. Murphy, partner at Clifford Law Offices, was selected to the 2022 Rising Stars of the Plaintiffs Bar. Read the full article here.


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CNN – July 2022

Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of a 737 Max from Boeing in June 2022. “This is really disappointing — a sad reminder for the crash victims families nearly three and a half years later, knowing that the Boeing Max will be flying again even in Ethiopia, where the crash happened,” Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, said. Read the full story here.


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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – July 2022

A Cook County jury awarded a record $5.2 million to a woman who was told she had a miscarriage but later learned that the baby was still alive while undergoing a procedure to remove the fetus from her womb. The baby died as a result of that procedure. Bradley Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, comments on the outcome of his case. Read the full story here.


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The National Law Journal – July 2022

Clifford Law Offices has been named the First Place Winner in the “Best Of Midwest” 2022 Reader’s Survey under the Best “Personal Injury Firm” category by The National Law Journal. View the full rankings here.


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WBBM Newsradio – July 2022

On July 5, 2022, a jury awarded $5.2 million to a Cook County woman who lost her baby following an unnecessary surgery scheduled by a negligent doctor who misdiagnosed the pregnancy as a miscarriage. Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who represented the family, discusses the verdict. Listen to the full story here.


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Chicago Sun-Times – July 2022

A jury awarded a record $5.2 million to a pregnant woman who was misdiagnosed with a miscarriage due to an improper ultrasound reading. That negligence led to an unnecessary surgery which ultimately caused the fetus’ death. Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who represented the woman, is quoted. Read the full article here.


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KMOX – July 2022

In an interview with KMOX Total Information, Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who is representing passengers injured in the fatal Amtrak derailment on June 27, 2022, shares that their lawsuit will target the negligence of Amtrak, the rail company, BNSF, and the company that owned the dump truck that blocked the intersection. Listen to the full recording here.


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WFRV – June 2022

Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices and experienced train accident attorney, is preparing to file a lawsuit on behalf of a family injured in the June 27, 2022, Amtrak train derailment. He speaks to the nature of the investigation he is conducting surrounding the incident. Read the full article here.


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FOX 4 – June 2022

Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices and experienced train accident attorney, is representing at least two passengers who were injured during the Amtrak train crash on June 27, 2022, that killed four. Riddle states that he expects to file a lawsuit on their behalf in the next few days. Read the full article here.


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FOX 2 News – June 2022

Clifford Law Offices is representing one of the families injured in the deadly Amtrak train crash on June 27, 2022, that killed four and injured 150. Kristofer Riddle, partner at the firm and experienced train accident attorney, states that he plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of that family within the next few days. Read the full article here.


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Kansas City Star – June 2022

Multiple families have obtained legal representation following the deadly Amtrak train crash and derailment that occurred on Monday, June 27, 2022. A Kansas couple is working with Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices, to file lawsuits. Read the full article here.


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NBC 5 – June 2022

A couple from Olathe, Kansas has hired Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices and experienced train accident attorney, to sue Amtrak after sustaining injuries in the train crash that killed four on Monday, June 27, 2022. Read the full article here.


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USA Today – June 2022
Four passengers are dead and 150 others were treated for ranging injuries at 10 local hospitals after an Amtrak train collided with a dump truck at a “passive” crossing on June 27, 2022. Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who has been retained by a Kansas family injured in the crash, speaks to the known dangers of such railroad crossings. Read the full article here.


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KMBC-TV – June 2022
A couple from Kansas, who hired Clifford Law Offices, is among the first to file lawsuits against Amtrak following a train crash on June 27, 2022, in Missouri that killed four and injured 150 more. Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices and experienced train accident attorney, is quoted. Read the full article here.


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FOX 32 Chicago – June 2022
A Kansas family injured in the June 27 Amtrak crash in Missouri has retained Clifford Law Offices to file lawsuits against Amtrak as well as the company responsible for the dump truck that blocked the tracks. Judge Henry Simmons, managing partner at Clifford Law Offices, shares the physical and emotional toll this accident had on the firm’s clients as well as the other passengers. Read the full article here.


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KSHB 41 – June 2022
A Kansas family that was injured in the Amtrak crash in Missouri on June 27, 2022, has hired Clifford Law Offices to represent them in potential legal action. Kristofer Riddle, partner at the firm, is quoted, providing insight into the dangerous nature of the intersection where the crash occurred. Read the full article here.


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MSN – June 2022
Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices, shares that a couple has hired the firm for possible legal action after sustaining injuries in an Amtrak train crash on June 27, 2022. A representative from the National Transportation Safety Board says their past recommendations to update the “passive” intersection where the crash took place went unheeded. Read the full article here.


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Trains – June 2022
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the Amtrak train that derailed after hitting a dump truck at a “passive crossing” had been traveling under the required speed limit. Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices, states the firm will conduct its own investigation on behalf of the family who has sought legal representation. Read the full article here.


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SFGate – June 2022
Judge Henry Simmons, managing partner at Clifford Law Offices, shares that passengers Jason and Amanda Drinkard, who were escorting students on a trip when the Amtrak train they were riding in crashed and derailed, have hired the firm to represent them in possible legal action. Read the full article here.


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ABC News 17 – June 2022
Boone Health medical staff cared for 28 of the 150 passengers who were injured in the Amtrak train crash on June 27, 2022. Judge Henry Simmons, managing partner at Clifford Law Offices, is quoted. Read the full article here.


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KSRO- June 2022
An ongoing federal investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the factors that caused an Amtrak train to collide with a dump truck, killing four and injuring 150. Passengers are seeking legal support from Clifford Law Offices who will conduct their own investigation into the crash. Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is quoted. Read the full article here.


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ABC News- June 2022
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of an Amtrak crash that killed four and injured 150. Clifford Law Offices has been hired by a couple injured in the crash and will be conducting an independent investigation as well. Kristofer Riddle, partner at the firm and experienced train accident attorney, is quoted. Read the full article here.


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WBBM Newsradio- June 2022
A Kansas couple who was injured in the deadly Amtrak derailment on June 27, 2022, has retained Clifford Law Offices, aiming to file lawsuits against Amtrak and the truck company whose truck blocked the tracks. Kristofer Riddle, partner at the firm, is quoted. Read the full article here.

 


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News Break – June 2022
Two passengers who were injured in the Amtrak derailment on Monday, June 27, 2002, have retained legal representation from Clifford Law Offices. Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who is initiating the investigation for the firm is quoted. Read the full article here.


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The Washington Post – June 2022
Two passengers have acquired legal representation from Clifford Law Offices against the companies responsible for the Amtrak train derailment that occurred on June 27, 2022, in rural Missouri when a dump truck blocked the path of the oncoming train. Read the full article here.


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Newstime – June 2022
Clifford Law Offices has been retained by a family that was injured during the Missouri Amtrak train derailment on June 27, 2022. They plan to file a lawsuit against the train company as well as the truck company whose dump truck blocked the tracks. Kris Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices, announced the firm will conduct its own investigation. Read the full article here.


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Journal Star – June 2022
Four people have died and 150 are injured after an Amtrak train crashed into a dump truck and derailed June 27, 2022 in rural Missouri. Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices and experienced train accident attorney, discusses the dangers of “uncontrolled grade crossings” such as the one where the incident occurred. Read the full article here.


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MSN – June 2022
An Amtrak train crash and derailment has killed four, including the driver of the dump truck who was struck at an “uncontrolled” crossing. Kris Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices and experienced train accident attorney, emphasizes the known danger of these intersections within the rail industry. Read the full article here.


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Rockford Register Star – June 2022
A fourth Amtrak passenger has died following a crash with a dump truck on June 27, 2022 at an “uncontrolled intersection” in rural Missouri. Kris Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices and experienced train accident attorney, is quoted. Read the full article here.


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USA Today – June 2022
A fourth passenger has died as a result of the Amtrak crash and derailment on June 27, 2022 in Missouri. Kris Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices and experienced train accident attorney comments on the dangers of grade-level crossings such as the crossing where this incident took place. Read the full article here.


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News Break – June 2022
Train accident attorney Kris Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices, shares that grade-crossing crashes, exemplified by the crash on Monday, June 27 in Missouri that killed four, are known hazards in the rail industry. Read the full article here.


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Suburban Chicagoland – June 2022
Robert Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, describes the start of the investigative process to help families understand what caused the Amtrak train accident that killed two and injured more in Missouri on Monday, June 27. Read the full article here.


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NPR – June 2022
On Monday, June 27, 2022 in Missouri an Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago hit a truck and derailed, killing two passengers as well as the dump truck driver. Kristofer S. Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices, comments on the dangers of unguarded crossings and the role of human error that contributes to commuter train accidents. Listen to the full story here.


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CBA Record – June 2022
Tracy A. Brammeier, associate attorney at Clifford Law Offices and Chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Section, wrote an article titled, “CBA Mediations, At Your Service,” for the Chicago Bar Association’s May/June 2022 magazine issue. Read the full article here.


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Law360 – June 2022
Robert Clifford and Shannon McNulty are among the attorneys representing two organic food companies who have dropped their lawsuit against Caterpillar Inc. since the company has made substantial efforts to repair issues stemming from defective engine components. Read the full article here.


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WGN Radio – June 2022
Robert Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, spoke to Jon Hansen on WGN radio (720 AM) Saturday, June 11, on dangerous summer activities that can lead to increased injuries and deaths. Hansen referred to Clifford as the lawyer to turn to “when bad things happen.” Listen to the full interview here.


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The National Law Review – June 2022
As summer weather draws locals to the lake, Clifford Law Offices reminds boaters to stay safe while operating or enjoying water vessels, sharing common causes of boating accidents and tips to avoid personal injury.  Read the full article here.


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The National Law Review – June 2022
Clifford Law Offices shares statistics on bike accidents in Chicago and what to do if you are involved in a vehicle-related bicycle crash. Read the full article here.


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The Edwardsville Intelligencer – June 2022
Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is representing the family of Austin McEwen, who was one of six employees killed when an Amazon warehouse collapsed during a tornado on December 10. Casciato stated in a press conference on June 3 that Amazon missed its deadline to turn over documents to Congress and has obstructed the investigation into its labor policies. Read the full article here.


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The Telegraph – June 2022
In a press conference on June 3, Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices who represents the family of Austin McEwen, stated that Amazon has missed the deadline to submit documents to Congressional investigators regarding the company’s labor policies following the collapse of a warehouse that killed six employees. Read the full article here.


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WBBM Newsradio – June 2022
Congressional investigators looking into Amazon’s labor policies following the deadly collapse of the Edwardsville warehouse said the company has not produced any of the requested key documents. Jack Casciato, who represents the family of one of the Amazon employees who was killed, comments. Read the full article here.


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Effingham Daily News – June 2022
Amazon is being accused of obstructing a congressional investigation into the company’s labor practices in connection to the December 10 tornado that killed six in an Illinois facility. Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is quoted. Read the full article here.


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Illinois Business Journal – June 2022
Amazon denies allegations of obstructing an investigation of its labor practices following the collapse of an Edwardsville facility during an extreme weather event that killed six employees. Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who is representing the family of one of the victims, comments on Amazon’s lack of cooperation. Read the full article here.


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WGN Radio – June 2022
Robert A. Clifford was interviewed by WGN host Lisa Dent about the potential liability of some summer activities that appear to be safe such as amusement parks, parasailing, and hot air balloon rides. Listen to Bob’s interview in full here.


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NBC 6 KPVI – June 2022
Amazon denies allegations that it is obstructing a congressional investigation of its labor practices. The investigation stems from an Amazon warehouse collapse in downstate Illinois that killed six employees during a tornado. Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who is representing the family of one of the victims is quoted. Read the full article here.


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The Center Square – June 2022
Amazon is being accused of obstructing a congressional investigation of the company’s labor practices following a deadly tornado on December 10 that killed six employees in an Illinois facility. Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who is representing the family of one of the victims comments on the investigation. Read the full article here.


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News Break – June 2022
Members of Congress are accusing Amazon of obstructing the investigation of their labor practices following the deadly collapse of the Edwardsville warehouse during a tornado on December 10. Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is representing the family of one of the employees who was killed. Read the full article here.


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Chicago Sun-Times – June 2022
A congressional committee is accusing Amazon of obstructing an investigation of its Illinois warehouse that collapsed during a tornado in December, killing six. Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is representing the family of one of the deceased. Read the full article here.


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CBS News – June 2022
Congressional Democrats are accusing Amazon of “obstructing” their investigation into their labor practices during severe weather events. Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is representing the family who lost their son when a tornado destroyed the Amazon warehouse where he was working. The image in this article is courtesy of Clifford Law Offices. Read the full article here.


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Illinois Business Journal – June 2022
Members of the U.S. House Oversight Committee are accusing Amazon of “obstructing” the investigation of the deadly warehouse collapse that killed six in December by failing to produce documents requested by the Committee in April. Jack Casciato is quoted requesting full transparency from the mega online retailer. Read the full article here.



Chicago Daily Law Bulletin- May 2022
Keith Hebeisen, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is going to receive the Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award at the 49th Annual Convention of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Read the full article here.


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The National Law Forum- May 2022
Keith Hebeisen, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is to receive the Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association to a lawyer who has demonstrated a substantial part of their life and practice to the association. Read the full article here.


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Lawdragon – May 2022
Clifford Law Offices partner Richard Burke is featured in Lawdragon’s Lawyer Limelight interview series, highlighting his notable command of the courtroom which is just one skill set that has led to his immense success as a trial lawyer. Read the full interview here.


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The National Law Review – May 2022
Clifford Law offices authors their perspective on the American auto market’s participation in the race to develop driverless cars. New technology, lack of legislation, and minimal industry standards and data all contribute to potential dangers for motorists. Read the full article here.


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Law360 – May 2022
Families of the victims of the Boeing 737 Max crashes have asked a Texas federal judge to rule they are crime victims under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act which would entitle them to confer with federal prosecutors and be informed of prosecution agreements in advance. Tracy Brammeier is one of the attorneys representing the families. Read the full article here.


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Lawdragon – May 2022
Six Clifford Law Offices attorneys have been named to Lawdragon’s 2022 list of 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers. Recipients are vetted by review boards of peers, assessments of individual achievements in verdicts and settlements, and their roles as leaders in class actions. Read the full article here.


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The National Law Review – May 2022
Erin Clifford, Clifford Law Offices partner and founder of Erin Clifford Wellness, is hosting a three-part wellness seminar series that covers topics such as self-care, healthy lifestyles, and mental well-being for attorneys and judges. Part two, entitled, “Building Your Resilience Bank Account,” takes place on Thursday, May 5. Find more information here.


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CBA Record – April 2022
Clifford Law Offices associate attorney, Tracy A. Brammeier, Chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS), wrote an article titled “The Importance of Coming Together” for the Chicago Bar Association’s March/April 2022 magazine issue. She discusses the pros and cons of working remotely over the last few years due to the pandemic. Read the full article here.


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The Intelligencer – April 2022
Jack Casciato, Clifford Law Offices partner and representation for the McEwen family who lost their son when a tornado destroyed the Amazon warehouse where he was working discusses OSHA’s investigative findings following the collapse and how Amazon’s decisions impacted the lives of so many. Read the full article here.


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The National Law Review – April 2022
Erin Clifford, Clifford Law Offices partner and founder of Erin Clifford Wellness, will be leading a three-part wellness-oriented seminar series for lawyers and legal professionals throughout the spring. Part two, entitled, “Building Your Resilience Bank Account,” takes place on Thursday, May 5. Find more information here.


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NBC 6 KPVI – April 2022
Clifford Law Offices Partner Jack Casciato responds to OSHA’s investigation of the Amazon warehouse that collapsed during a tornado, killing six. Casciato is representing the family of Austin McEwen who was killed in the tragedy. Read the full article here.


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CBS Chicago – April 2022
Following an investigation of Amazon’s December 10 warehouse collapse that killed six, OSHA stated that Amazon needs to improve its severe weather procedures in order to protect its workers. Clifford Law Offices Partner Jack Casciato is quoted. Read the full article here.


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News Break – April 2022
Jack Casciato, the attorney for the McEwen family who lost their son when the Amazon warehouse where he was working collapsed in a tornado, discusses an engineer’s findings of structural issues that may have compromised the building. Read the full article here.


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WGN Radio – April 2022
Clifford Law Offices partner Jack Casciato joins Legal Face-Off to discuss his representation of the family of Austin McEwen, who died in the Edwardsville Amazon warehouse collapse that was hit by a tornado on December 10. Listen to the broadcast here.


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St. Louis Post-Dispatch – April 2022
Civil rights lawsuits are filed against Amazon after attorney Jack Casciato shared an engineer’s report detailing significant structural issues that may have contributed to the warehouse’s collapse during a serious tornado. Read the full article here.


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KMOV-TV – April 2022
Jack Casciato, attorney for the family of Austin McEwen who was killed in the Amazon warehouse collapse during a tornado, questions the safety of the structure and what the retail giant could have done to protect the safety of its workers. Read the full article here.


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Times-News Express – April 2022
Jack Casciato, the attorney who is representing a family who lost their son in the Amazon warehouse collapse shared an engineer’s report, requested through FOIA, that detailed structural concerns of the facility regarding several main support beams. Read the full article here.


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National Law Review – April 2022
Bradley Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, was recognized as a new fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers on March 18, 2022, an exclusive award that requires an intensive evaluation process. Read the full article here.


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Construction Dive – April 2022
Jack Casciato, the attorney for the family of Austin McEwen, one of the delivery drivers who was killed in the December Amazon warehouse collapse, released a report obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, that details possible code violations. McEwen’s family is suing Amazon and other defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit. Read the full article here.


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ABA Journal – April 2022
Erin Clifford offers some tips to help individuals change their perspective on wellness and add more consistent exercise into their daily routine. Read her full quote here.


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Good Word News – April 2022
Attorney Jack Casciato spoke on behalf of the McEwen family who lost their son when the Amazon warehouse where he worked collapsed during a tornado. Casciato shares information obtained through a FOIA request that identifies structural issues that violate international building code. Read the full article here.


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Law360 – April 2022
According to a report by the West County EMS & Fire Protection District, several support columns that held up the roof of the Amazon warehouse were not fastened to the foundation at the time of the tornado on December 10. Read the full article here.


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Chicago Tribune – April 2022
A government engineer who assessed the scene of the warehouse collapse that killed six on Dec. 10 found structural concerns regarding the facility’s support columns, according to a copy of the engineer’s report released by Jack Casciato, an attorney for the family of one of the victims. Read the full article here.


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MyStateline.com – April 2022
The lawyer representing Austin McEwen’s family presented new information about the collapse of the Edwardsville Amazon warehouse during a press conference on April 12. Read the full article here.


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CBS News Chicago – April 2022
During an April 12 press conference, Jack Casciato shared new information obtained through a Freedom Of Information Act request that showed that the supporting columns holding up the 1.1 million-square-foot Amazon delivery depot that collapsed during the December tornado were not properly anchored. Read the full article here.


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Fox 32 Chicago – April 2022
Tracy Brammeier, President of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section announces a fitness competition to find the Most Fit Lawyer in Chicago. Watch the interview here.


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Chicago Lawyer – April 2022
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, writes an article for Chicago Lawyer titled, “Tough Calls on AI.” Read full article here.


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ABC 7 Chicago – April 2022
Jack Casciato, who represents the family of 26-year-old Austin McEwen who was killed in the tragedy, held a press conference on Tuesday, April 12 to introduce information from a report filed by a government-mandated structural engineer who inspected the Edwardsville warehouse the day of the Dec. 10 tornado and identified structural flaws in the support columns. Read the full article here.


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The Edwardsville Intelligencer – April 2022
In a press conference on Tuesday, April 12th attorney Jack Casciato shared new information obtained from an engineer’s report that the Amazon fulfillment center that collapsed in a tornado, killing six, had major structural concerns. Read the full article here.


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St. Louis Post-Dispatch – April 2022
An engineer’s report revealed by attorney Jack Casciato in a FOIA request shows “significant structural issues” that may have contributed to the collapse of the Edwardsville Amazon warehouse during the December 10 tornado. Read the full article here.


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Chicago Tribune – April 2022
A search and rescue engineer who responded to the scene of an Amazon warehouse collapse caused by a tornado on Dec. 10 found several structural code violations regarding the facility’s support columns, according to the engineer’s report released by Jack Casciato, the attorney for the family of one of the victims. Read the full article here.


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NBC 6 KPVI – April 2022
In the case regarding the death of six workers at an Amazon warehouse facility in Edwardsville, attorney Jack Casciato has introduced new information obtained through FOIA that suggests the warehouse was structurally unsafe, according to an engineer with a regional search and rescue group. Read the full article here.


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Fox 32 Chicago – April 2022
Jack Casciato, the attorney who represents the McEwen family who lost their son in the tornado that destroyed an Illinois Amazon facility, alleges that the building wasn’t structurally sound based on a government-mandated report. Read the full article here.


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WTTW – April 2022
The Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois where six workers were killed when the building was struck by a tornado in December may have had major structural flaws, according to a government-mandated engineering report released by the attorney for the family of one of the victims. Read the full article here.


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Chicago Sun-Times – April 2022
Jack Casciato, the attorney representing the family of a worker who was among six killed in an Amazon warehouse when a tornado hit last year, shares new information that the building had “numerous” support columns that weren’t properly attached to the ground according to a government-mandated report. Read the full article here.


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CBS Chicago – April 2022
Jack Casciato, the attorney for the family of a young man killed in the tornado that collapsed the Edwardsville Amazon warehouse in December, shared new information obtained through FOIA that includes building code violations of the structure. Read the full article here.


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Fox 2 Now – April 2022
Jack Casciato, the attorney for the McEwen family who lost their son in the tornado that destroyed an Amason warehouse in Illinois, shared information obtained through a FOIA request that supporting columns were improperly and inadequately holding up the 115,000 square foot structure. Read the full article here.


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NewsBreak – April 2022
Attorney Jack Casciato shares that a report completed by a government engineer directly following the collapse of the Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, identifies structural deficiencies that are in violation of international building code. Read the full article here.


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Belleville News-Democrat – April 2022
Attorney Jack Casciato, who represents the family of Austin McEwen, a driver for Amazon who was killed in the December 10 tornado, learned that official reports obtained through a FOIA request showed that structural supports were in violation of international building code. Read the full article here.


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WORT FM – April 2022
West County Fire and EMS investigators publicized a report claiming that support columns in the section of the building that collapsed, killing six, were not secured, violating international building codes. Jack Casciato comments on the significance of the report. Read the full article here.


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Capitol Fax – April 2022
Jack Casciato who represents the family of an Amazon worker killed in the December 10 tornado that destroyed the Edwardsville warehouse, filed a FOIA with the West County EMS & Fire Protection District, learning that the warehouse support beams were not properly anchored to the ground, violating international building code. Read the full article here.


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News Break – April 2022
Reports by West County Fire and EMS showed that several support columns in the Amazon warehouse that collapsed on December 10, killing six, were not bolted or welded to the floor as they should have been. Attorney Jack Casciato speaks out on the issue. Read the full article here.


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More Perfect Union – April 2022
In an exclusive interview with More Perfect Union, Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices and lawyer for Austin McEwen’s family, talks about Amazon’s liability in the devastating warehouse collapse in Edwardsville, IL. Watch the video here.


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Lawdragon – April 2022
Clifford Law Offices partner, Kevin Durkin, was recently interviewed for Lawdragon’s Lawyer Limelight series which highlights his incredible success in the field of personal injury law through record-setting verdicts and his drive to help those who have been wronged achieve justice. Read the full article here.


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Madison – St. Clair Record – March 2022
The family of the delivery driver who was killed in the Edwardsville Amazon warehouse collapse has filed an amended complaint to now include the engineering and design companies hired for its construction. Read the full article here.


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ABA Journal – March 2022
Erin Clifford is among the experts asked to share wellness tips for legal professionals coping with stress, burnout, and depression among other job pressures. Read the full article here.


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Law.com – March 2022
While it is still early in the investigation of the China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 crash, attorneys who represented victims of the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes see the possibility of grounds for a defective aircraft lawsuit. Read the full article here.


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eTurboNews – March 2022
All Boeing 737-800 passenger jets are now grounded in China after the China Eastern crash on Monday, March 21 that killed all 132 passengers and crew members. Families of victims in the ET302 Boeing crash three years ago are still waiting for the final report on the cause of that crash. Read the full article here.


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NewsAkmi – March 2022
China Eastern Airlines has grounded all Boeing 737-800 planes following the crash of flight #MU5735 on Monday, March 21 which killed all 123 passengers and nine crew members. Read the full article here.


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Metropolitan Airport News – March 2022
A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 aircraft that was carrying 123 passengers and nine crew members crashed on March 21, while families of victims in the ET302 Boeing crash three years ago still await the final report from Ethiopian authorities on the cause of that crash. Read the full article here.


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Law360 – March 2022
Boeing’s former chief technical pilot stands trial Friday in a Texas district court for allegedly misleading safety regulators and airlines about the 737 Max. Kevin Durkin of Clifford Law Offices speaks out on behalf of the victims and their families in regard to the Department of Justice’s stance on the case. Read the full article here.


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2Civility – March 2022
Attorneys of color experience unique stressors every day, including the wethering effect, in their professional lives. This topic was among many others that were discussed at Clifford Law Office’s recent Continuing Legal Education program on Diversity and Inclusion. Read the full article here.


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Chicago Bar Association – February 2022
Partner Pamela Menaker co-writes an article titled, “Life Lessons Learned: Distinguished CBA Members Reflect on Long Careers” for the Chicago Bar Association. Read the full article here.


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The Denver Post – February 2022
United Airlines is still facing numerous lawsuits following the explosion of a Boeing 777’s engine mid-flight on February 20, 2021. Clifford Law Offices partner Richard F. Burke continues to represent passengers in about a dozen pending cases. Read the full article here.


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Chicago Lawyer – February 2022
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, writes an article for Chicago Lawyer titled, “‘Weathering’ Biases.” Read full article here.


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Top Class Actions – February 2022
Tyson Foods, Inc. is directed to pay $4.62 million to turkey buyers in an Illinois class-action settlement regarding price-fixing claims. Clifford Law Offices attorneys Robert Clifford and Shannon McNulty assisted in representing the buyers in this case. Read the full article here.


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Law360 – February 2022
A federal judge has approved Tyson Foods Inc.’s $4.62 million deal to resolve price-fixing claims brought by a class of direct and indirect turkey purchasers in Illinois. Robert A. Clifford and Shannon M. McNulty of Clifford Law Offices are among the representation for the indirect buyers. Read the full article here.


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Global Law Experts – February 2022
Founder and senior partner, Robert A. Clifford, has been selected to the Global Law Experts 2022 Handbook as a leading global legal source in the practice area of personal injury law, celebrating his extensive career as an attorney. Read Robert’s Global Law Experts bio on page 152 of their handbook.


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Lawdragon – February 2022
Clifford Law Offices partner, Susan Capra, was recently interviewed in Lawdragon’s Lawyer Limelight series in which she highlighted how her prior professional experience as a hospital and operating room nurse led to her successes as a medical malpractice attorney specializing in pediatric cases. Read the full article here.


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WICZ Fox 40 – February 2022
Eighteen Clifford Law Offices attorneys have received the 2022 Super Lawyers List distinction. Annually, Thomas Reuters assesses and compiles a list of the top attorneys across 70 practice areas through an intensive evaluation. The list honors attorneys who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Read the full article here.


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HTV-10 – February 2022
Eighteen attorneys from Clifford Law Offices have been selected to the 2022 Super Lawyers list. Read the full article here.


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PRWeb – February 2022
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business and rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas has listed eighteen attorneys from Clifford Law Offices in their 2022 selection. This distinction is awarded to attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as assessed through an independent evaluation. Read the full article here.


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National Post – February 2022
Ethiopian Airlines flew a 737 Max for the first time since the 2019 crashes that killed 346 passengers and crew, collectively. Robert A. Clifford, of Clifford Law Offices, who represented the families of Ethiopian Flight 302 stated his disappointment in the airline’s leadership. Read the full article here.


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Reuters – February 2022
In 2019, a series of airline crashes involving Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max planes initiated a global grounding of that model due to a system flaw that was uncovered in the crashes. In February 2022, despite criticism, the airline flew passengers in the same model for the first time in almost three years in a demonstration flight. Read the full article here.


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Nasdaq – February 2022
In February 2022, Ethiopian Airlines flew passengers on a Boeing BA.N 737 Max plane for the first time in nearly three years since being forced to ground the fleet globally after crashes exposed a system flaw in the model. Objectors, including the attorney who represented the families in the Flight 302 crash, voiced their opinions against the first flight. Read the full article here.


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Yahoo! Finance – February 2022
Ethiopian Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max, with passengers, in a demonstration flight on February 1, 2022. The aircraft model had not been flown in about three years since the devastating March 2019 crash in Nirobi that launched a global grounding. The attorney who represented the families of those who died in the crash announced his disappointment in the airline. Read the full article here.


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One America News Network – February 2022
Ethiopian Airlines led a flight demonstration of the Boeing 737 Max with passengers on February 1, 2022. The flight was the first with this airline in almost three years after multiple crashes uncovered system flaws in the model in 2019. Opinions remain divided about the flight demonstration with the attorney who represented the families in one of the 2019 crashes speaking out against the airline. Read the full article here.


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PRWeb – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices will host its 15th annual Continuing Legal Education Program on Wellness and Diversity on Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST. The free programs will be offered virtually and are eligible for credit hours. Register online here.


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Law Talks – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices will host its 15th annual free Continuing Legal Education Program on Wellness and Diversity on February 17, 2022, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. CST. The programs will be offered virtually and are eligible for credit hours. Learn more here.


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Business Insider – January 2022
The family of a 26 year old, who was killed when a tornado ripped through an Amazon distribution center in central Illinois, has sued Amazon. Jack Casciato, Partner at Clifford Law Offices, is representing the family. Read the full article here.


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ABC News – January 2022
The family of a 26-year-old delivery driver who died last month when a tornado collapsed the Amazon warehouse in Illinois where he worked has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Jack Casciato, Partner at Clifford Law Offices, is representing the family. Read the full article here.


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News Nation – January 2022
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Amazon by the family of an independent delivery driver who was among the employees killed when a tornado destroyed the large Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, IL. Read the full article here.


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The Washington Post – January 2022
The family of a delivery driver, who was killed when a tornado ripped through an Amazon distribution center in central Illinois, has sued Amazon. Read the full article here.


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Reuters – January 2022
The family of an Amazon delivery truck driver who died when a warehouse was destroyed by a swarm of tornadoes, filed a lawsuit on January 17, 2022. Clifford Law Offices is representing the family. Read the full article here.


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Chicago Tribune – January 2022
The family of an independent contractor, Austin McEwen, filed a lawsuit against Amazon in connection with the death of McEwen and five others during the December 10, 2021 storm that collapsed the Amazon facility in Edwardsville, IL. Read the full article here.


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The Guardian – January 2022
The parents of a 26-year-old Amazon contractor who was killed in the Illinois warehouse collapse last month announced their lawsuit against the online retailer, citing negligence and wrongful death. Read the full article here.


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The Huffington Post- January 2022
A lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Austin McEwen claims Amazon failed to provide safe shelter for their employees during a tornado that took McEwen’s life. Read the full article here.


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U.S. News World and Report – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a delivery driver who was killed after he was working at an Amazon distribution center in Edwardsville, Illinois when a tornado struck the facility. Read the full article here.


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NBC News – January 2022
The family of Austin McEwen, the Amazon delivery driver who was killed when a tornado destroyed the warehouse he was working in, filed a wrongful death complaint against the e-commerce giant on January 17, 2022, citing negligence and management’s priority of profit over safety. Partner Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who is representing the family is quoted in this article. Read the full article here.


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The Epoch Times – January 2022
Jack Casciato, the attorney for the McEwen family, announced a suit against Amazon, among other companies, for wrongful death in connection to the tornado that killed six Amazon employees in December. Read the full article here.


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KMOV – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of Austin McEwen, an Amazon delivery driver who was killed when a tornado hit the Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, IL. “A chief meteorologist should have been in place from the day the first fulfillment center was built and it’s very surprising that a company the size of Amazon doesn’t have these resources in place,” said attorney Jack Casciato, a partner at Clifford Law Offices. Read the full article here.


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WSVN Miami – January 2022
The first suit against Amazon in connection to the tornado that destroyed a facility in Edwardsville, IL, and killed six has been filed by Clifford Law Offices on behalf of the family of Austin McEwen, one of the victims of the tragedy. Read the full article here.


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St. Louis Business Journal – January 2022
A lawsuit filed by the family of a delivery driver who was killed during a tornado accuses Amazon, Contegra Construction Company, and Tristar Properties of negligence and wrongful death. Read the full article here.


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CNN – January 2022
The family of Austin McEwen, a young independent contractor with Amazon who was killed at one of the company’s warehouse facilities during a tornado, announced their intent to sue the organization on grounds of wrongful death. The family is represented by Jack Casciato, a partner at Clifford Law Offices. Read the full article here.


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St. Louis Post-Dispatch – January 2022
Representation for the families of Austin McEwen, who was killed when a tornado struck the Edwardsville Amazon facility, filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit Monday against Amazon. Read the full article here.


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WICS ABC – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices, announced their intent to file suit on behalf of the McEwen family, who lost their son when a tornado struck the Edwardsville Amazon warehouse, claiming the Amazon facility had no emergency plan in place. Read the full article here.


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The Seattle Times – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices files suit against Amazon in the wrongful death of Austin McEwen, an Amazon delivery driver who was killed when a tornado hit his warehouse last month. Read the full article here.


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CNN – January 2022
On December 10, 2021, six people were killed when a tornado destroyed an Amazon fulfillment center. One family blames the company for not protecting its employees. Read the full article here.


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Chicago Tribune – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices of Chicago is expected to be the first to file a lawsuit against Amazon in connection with the deaths resulting from tornados last month. Read the full article here.


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CBS Chicago – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices is representing the family of Austin McEwen, one of the six workers who were killed when a tornado hit the Edwardsville Amazon warehouse on December 10, 2021. Read the full article here.


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Fox 32 Chicago – January 2022
The parents of Austin McEwen, an Amazon delivery driver killed when a tornado destroyed the Edwardsville fulfillment center, are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the online retail giant, citing negligence. Read the full article here. here.


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The Miami Herald – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices, the Chicago-based firm representing Austin McEwen’s family, is expected to file a lawsuit against Amazon for negligence towards McEwen during the tornado event that took his life. Read the full article here.


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Fort Worth Star-Telegram – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices files a lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of the parents and family of Austin McEwen, an Amazon delivery driver who was killed while working at the Edwardsville facility during the fatal December 10, 2021 tornado. Read the full article here.


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WPSD Local 6 – January 2022
The family of a man who was killed by a tornado that hit the Edwardsville Amazon fulfillment warehouse on December 10, 2021, files a lawsuit against the retail giant. Read the full article here.


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The Wichita Eagle – January 2022
The first lawsuit against Amazon in connection to negligence during a deadly tornado event is expected to be filed by Clifford Law Offices, who represents the family of Austin McEwen, one of the Amazon employees who lost his life during the tragedy. Read the full article here.


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The Modesto Bee – January 2022
Jack Casciato, a partner at Clifford Law Offices, represents the parents of Austin McEwen, a young Amazon delivery driver who was killed when a tornado leveled the warehouse while he was working. Read the full article here.



KSDK – January 2022
A lawsuit accusing Amazon and warehouse construction companies of negligence in the death of delivery driver Austin McEwen was filed in Madison County Monday, January 17, 2022. Read the full article here.


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KRDO – January 2022
In a lawsuit filed by Jack Casciato, an attorney at Clifford Law Offices, who is representing Austin McEwen’s family, it is alleged that Amazon management knew conditions were unsafe but required employees to continue working instead of evacuating. Read the full article here.



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Jack Casciato, an attorney at Clifford Law Offices who is representing Austin McEwen’s family, aims to hold Amazon responsible for placing profit over employees’ safety. Read the full article here.


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Fox 2 News – January 2022
A lawsuit against Amazon accuses the mega-retailer of forcing employees to work despite management’s knowledge that conditions were unsafe during tornado warnings. Read the full article here.


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WGN-TV – January 2022
The family of an independent driver for Amazon, who died when the Edwardsville, Ill. fulfillment center collapsed amid an EF-3 tornado, to file a lawsuit against the e-commerce giant. Read the full article here.


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KMOV-TV St. Louis – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of Austin McEwen, an Amazon delivery driver who was killed when a tornado hit the Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, IL. Read the full article here.


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Alton Telegraph – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices announced plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a delivery driver who was killed while working at an Amazon distribution center in Edwardsville when a tornado struck the facility on Dec. 10. Read the full article here.


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NBC Chicago – January 2022
Clifford Law Offices to file suit against Amazon on behalf of the family of an independent Amazon contractor who was killed in the Edwardsville tornado in December. Read the full article here.



News Break – January 2022
Jack J. Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices represents the family of an Amazon delivery truck driver Amazon who was killed in the Edwardsville tornado in December. Read the full article here.


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Top Class Actions – January 2022
Partners Robert A. Clifford and Shannon M. McNulty of Clifford Law Offices are representing Vincent I. Ratulowski in a class action lawsuit against PNC Bank. Read full article here.



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