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Cal City man settles excessive force lawsuit against Portage police

HAMMOND | A Calumet City man has settled his lawsuit against Portage and one of its police officers over what the plaintiff contended was a brutal attack by a police dog, U.S. District Court records show.

July 22, 2015 12:00 am Related

S'vill law firm wins $6M settlement in crash

SCHERERVILLE | A Schererville law firm reached a $5.9 million settlement against an Edinburgh, Ind., trucking company whose driver was involved in a crash on Interstate 65 that injured two women from Highland and Merrillville.

March 17, 2015 12:00 am
Settlement announced in lawsuit involving victims of state fair stage collapse

Settlement announced in lawsuit involving victims of state fair stage collapse

Attorney Kenneth J. Allen announces at his Merrillville office a settlement in a civil lawsuit.

December 19, 2014 4:35 pm

Bank settlement includes Illinois consumer relief

CHICAGO | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says one-third of the state's $300 million share of a national settlement with Bank of America will go toward consumer relief.

August 21, 2014 10:52 am

Settlement reached in suit filed by exonerated Ill. men

CHICAGO | Attorneys for five men convicted and later cleared of the 1991 rape and murder of a suburban Chicago girl say they've reached a $40 million settlement with the Illinois State Police.

June 25, 2014 11:24 am
ArcelorMittal pays $90 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

ArcelorMittal pays $90 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

ArcelorMittal will spend $90 million to settle a price-fixing lawsuit that alleged U.S. steelmakers violated federal antitrust laws.

June 19, 2014 7:01 pm

McDermott: City settled with former housing director

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. told The Times on Friday he agreed to settle a March 2012 discrimination complaint filed by ousted Hammond Housing Authority Director Maria Becerra rather than drag the city through a potentially expensive legal battle.

February 22, 2014 11:00 pm

Hammond reaches settlement with former housing director

HAMMOND | The Hammond Housing Authority and the city of Hammond will pay $200,000 to the housing authority's former executive director, Maria Becerra, to settle allegations that she was wrongfully fired.

January 30, 2014 10:55 am
OFFBEAT: Martha update and Reader asks about USA products column

OFFBEAT: Martha update and Reader asks about USA products column

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 03, 2014 12:00 am

Sauk Village settles with former police chief, parks employee

SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board agreed Tuesday to settlements of lawsuits brought by two former employees, including former police chief Robert Fox.

October 24, 2013 1:00 pm
Drivers who filled up with bad BP gas can file claims

Drivers who filled up with bad BP gas can file claims

Fort Wayne resident Ronna White's sport-utility vehicle has not run right since she filled it up with bad gas from the BP Whiting Refinery last year.

August 20, 2013 4:00 pm
Disabled burn victim awarded $12M settlement

Disabled burn victim awarded $12M settlement

Due to injuries to her brother, Kelly Kosinski was awarded $12 million, one of the largest in the state. Her brother, James Kosinski, who has cerebral palsy and autism, was irreversibly injured in January 2009 when he was placed in scalding water. His family will use the money for his contin…

March 25, 2013 4:28 pm
Disabled burn victim awarded $12M settlement

Disabled burn victim awarded $12M settlement

With the help of Merrillville attorney Timothy Shafer, Kelly Kosinski was awarded $12 million, one of the largest in the state, in connection with injuries to her brother James Kosinski.

March 25, 2013 4:28 pm
Disabled burn victim awarded $12M settlement

Disabled burn victim awarded $12M settlement

With the help of Merrillville attorney Timothy Shafer, Kelly Kosinski was awarded $12 million, one of the largest in the state, in connection with injuries to her brother James Kosinski.

March 25, 2013 4:27 pm
Disabled burn victim awarded $12M settlement

Disabled burn victim awarded $12M settlement

James Kosinski before his injuries.

March 25, 2013 4:27 pm
Disabled burn victim awarded $12M settlement

Disabled burn victim awarded $12M settlement

With the help of Merrillville attorney Timothy Shafer, Kelly Kosinski was awarded $12 million, one of the largest in the state, in connection with injuries to her brother James Kosinski.

March 25, 2013 4:27 pm
Homeowners’ Rights

Homeowners’ Rights

January 16, 2013 11:42 am

Chicago closer to settling police suits for $32M

CHICAGO | A Chicago City Council committee preliminarily approved settlements in two police misconduct cases Tuesday that would cost the city nearly $33 million, including $22.5 million to a California woman that apparently would be the largest to a single such plaintiff in the city's history.

January 15, 2013 5:45 pm

Federal judge approves $7.2 million settlement in inmate lawsuit

HAMMOND | A federal judge signed off Friday on a $7.2 million settlement Lake County has agreed to pay to inmates who complained about jail conditions.

December 14, 2012 3:50 pm

Portage committee approves settlement against city, halting lawsuit

PORTAGE | The Advisory Claims Committee on Wednesday approved a settlement to head off a lawsuit against the city.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am
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