Chicago Sidesteps Fire Trial With $50M Deal

Law360, New York (April 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Chicago city officials have reportedly sidestepped a potentially messy civil trial over a 2003 Chicago fire that killed six people and injured 16 others by agreeing to fork over $50 million to victims of the blaze, bringing the total settlement to $100 million.

Just as the trial was about to begin on Monday, the city of Chicago agreed to shell out $15 million in taxpayer funds and $35 million from insurers, while 69 W. Washington Management, the building management company of the Cook County Administration Building,...
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