Chicago State says insurer committed fraud by denying coverage for $4.2M verdict in whistleblower case
Chicago State University has sued an insurance company, saying a court should force the insurer to help the school pay more than $4.2 million to satisfy a judgment resulting from a lawsuit brought by a former who claimed the university had wrongly fired him for exposing an attempt by the university's former president to improperly collect a pension.
A former financial officer at Chicago State University has secured a $1.3 million settlement from the university, ending his litigation against the school over his claims he had been fired in retaliation for exposing misdeeds by the university’s administration, including former university president Wayne Watson.
An insurance company has sued the law firm who defended Chicago State University against a lawsuit brought by whistleblower fired for refusing to bottle up public documents pertaining to the school’s former president’s pension and salary, with the insurer now alleging the lawyers’ missteps led to a multi-million dollar judgment for the whistleblower.
Chicago State must pay millions to whistleblower jury found was fired for releasing documents that cost president pension money
Chicago State University will need to pay a whistleblower more than $3.3 million in damages after a state appellate panel said the jury didn’t err in finding the whistleblower was fired for refusing to bottle up public documents that may have cost the incoming president of the public university on Chicago’s South Side the chance to draw a pension along with his salary.