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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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Illinois Sues Company over Lead Found in Drinking Water

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Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village’s drinking water. Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit against Aqua Illinois, the company that supplies water to residents of University Park, a village about 40 miles south of Chicago. The lawsuit says Aqua…

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Explosion at NW Indiana Business Injures 3 Workers

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An official says an explosion at a chemical tank cleaning business in northwestern Indiana injured three workers. The blast happened about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday at T.A.C. East Inc. in an industrial area of East Chicago. City Fire Chief Anthony Serna tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times that three employees suffered first-, second- and third-degree burns to their arms and legs and…

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Lakeside Roofing worker alleges he was fired due to national origin, disability

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An employee of a roofing company alleges he was terminated from the job for requesting workers’ compensation benefits, alleging discrimination because of his disability and because he is of Mexican origin. Homero Serrano-Cardenas filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court against his former employer, Collinsville-based Lakeside Roofing, accusing the company of violating rules around workers’ compensation as well as provisions…

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Indiana Fines ArcelorMittal $14K After Worker Dies in Train Accident

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ArcelorMittal has been fined $14,000 after a steelworker died in an April train accident at the company’s Indiana Harbor steel mill in northwestern Indiana. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the Indiana Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration found two serious safety violations at the East Chicago mill, including failing to “establish and maintain conditions of work which were…

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Mercy Hospital named in lawsuit following woman’s trip and fall

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A woman is suing Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, citing alleged negligence, after she allegedly was injured when she tripped and fell. Rosie Campbell filed a complaint on Jan. 16 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendant breached its duty to maintain premises in a reasonably safe condition. According to the complaint, in August 2018, Rosie Campbell tripped and…

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