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August 24, 1999

$1 Million Awarded in Product Lawsuit

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN A federal jury has awarded $1 million to a downstate carpenter who cut off an index finger, while using a table saw to make bird feeders in his garage. The jury returned the verdict Monday in...

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January 28, 1999

No Post-Sale Duty on Hazards Under State Law: Appeals Court

More than 46,000 violent crimes were committed in the state of Illinois in the year 2014. These crimes – which include rape, murder, aggravated assault, and robbery – can occur anywhere, but they frequently occur outside of business establishments. In...

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October 7, 1998

Jury Awards $800,000 in Birth Injury

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN A Cook County jury on Friday awarded $800,000 to a 12-year old boy whose shoulder was permanently injured during childbirth at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in 1986. Plaintiff attorney Christopher T. Hurley, of [[title]],...

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April 25, 1998

Jury Awards $1.14 Million to Girl Injured at Birth

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS DAILY HERALD A 3-year-old Elmhurst girl has been awarded $1.14 million in a medical malpractice suit for losing the use of her right arm from birth, attorneys said Friday. Records indicated the judgment was high for traditionally conservative...

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January 26, 1996

Award in Nursing Home Rape Expected to Top $2 Million

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN Defense attorneys likely will appeal a potential award of more than $2 million given to an elderly woman who was sexually assaulted by a worker at her Kane County nursing home, a defense attorney said Friday....

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June 14, 1993

$2 Million Award May Signal New Trend by Juries

CHICAGO TRIBUNE When it comes to personal-injury cases, juries in DuPage County have a reputation for being stingy. But an award of more than $2 million last week chipped away at that reputation. After a two-week trial before Associate Judge...

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