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Appeals panel tosses injured construction worker's $5M settlement, says Cook Co. judges erred at trial
A state appeals panel has ordered a new trial to determine liability for injuries a worker suffered on a Walmart construction site, after determining Cook County judges didn’t properly account for a settlement agreement between the worker and some of the defendants before allowing a jury to determine who should shoulder the blame for the accident, and how much each defendant should pay.
Two companies are suing Tishman Realty Corp. and Tishman Construction Corporation of Illinois for alleged liability and negligently demolishing a property next to a store in the 100 block of S. State Street in Chicago.
Who should be responsible for the sinking of a haunted barge at Navy Pier last year remains an unsolved riddle, after a federal judge dowsed some counts of a lawsuit surrounding the incident, but gave the plaintiff time to address the issues and file an amended complaint. The barge, a haunted house-style Halloween attraction, sank on Halloween 2014 while it was docked at Navy Pier in a storm.