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September 2019

Probe Finds Indiana Company Partly Responsible for Employee’s Death

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A state agency says a northern Indiana company was partly responsible for the death of a 43-year-old employee who was killed when welding equipment fell from a forklift. The Elkhart Truth reports that the investigation by Indiana’s workplace safety agency revealed that Bravo Trailers in Bristol didn’t ensure that each forklift operator was properly trained and ensure that forklifts only…

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Chicago Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Auto Insurance/Crash Victim Scam

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A Chicago police officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to taking at least $10,000 in bribes from the owner of an attorney referral service in exchange for information about crash victims and their insurance carriers. The Chicago Tribune reports that 47-year-old Milot Cadichon entered his guilty plea to bribery on Aug. 22 as part of a plea agreement with…

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Suits Filed Against Operator of Illinois Medical Equipment Cleaner

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Nearly three dozen people have sued the operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant they claim emits fumes that have adversely affected their health, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced. The 32 lawsuits filed against Sterigenics LLC this week in Cook County seek damages from the company, which operates a plant in Willowbrook. Jeanne Hochhalter is one of those…

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Broker Not Liable for Late Notice that Cost Illinois Client $1.34M

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An Illinois construction company that waited six years to inform its excess insurer that it had been sued cannot expect coverage from that carrier, and it can’t go after the insurance brokerage that sold it the policy either, a federal appellate court ruled. “Waiting five to seven years before telling an insurance company that its policy may be implicated in…

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