Chicago Fire Victims Reach $25M Deal On Trial's Eve

Law360, New York (April 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A $25.3 million settlement has reportedly been brokered in an eleventh-hour deal by a group of victims of a 2003 Chicago fire that killed six people and injured 16 others.

Under the settlement, Cook County and five other companies will pay the money into a fund that will be divided between 24 victims or their survivors, and the defendants will sidestep a potentially messy civil trial that was set to begin next week, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday.

Three more entities, including the city of Chicago,...
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