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Siohvaughn Funches-Wade (CBS)

Dwyane Wade To Pay Ex-Wife $5 Million In Divorce Settlement

Basketball superstar Dwyane Wade will pay his former high school sweetheart, Sioh­vaughn Funches-Wade, $5 million in a divorce settlement that a judge decided was valid on Monday.

07/23/2013

Carly Rousso, 18, of Highland Park, stands in the courtroom of Lake County Judge James K. Booras during a pretrial hearing in Waukegan on June 11, 2013. (Credit: Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Lawsuit Settled In Alleged ‘Huffing’ Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Girl

A civil lawsuit filed in connection with the death of a 5-year-old girl last Labor Day, caused by a Highland Park teenager who was allegedly “huffing” a cleaning product beforehand, has been settled ahead of the teen’s criminal trial.

06/11/2013

Donald McGuire

Attorney: Settlement In Jesuit Priest Sex Abuse Case Proves Coverup

The lawyer for six men who accused a prominent Jesuit priest of sexually abusing them as children, said the approximately $3 million settlement for each victim is a small measure of justice in the case.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2013

Donald McGuire

Nearly $20M Settlement Reached In Abuse Lawsuit Against Former Jesuit Priest

Jesuit officials in Chicago will pay $19.6 million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by six men who claim they were molested by a former priest and onetime spiritual advisor to Mother Teresa, an attorney for the plaintiffs said Monday.

05/20/2013

Chicago Police Department logo

City To Pay $325K To Man Beaten By Cop, Falsely Charged With DUI

Chicago taxpayers will spend $325,000 to compensate a hemophiliac falsely charged with DUI, then beaten by a Chicago Police officer while handcuffed to a metal bar in a holding room.

05/06/2013

Chicago Fire Department

Women Who Failed 2006 Firefighter Test Get A Second Chance

More than 100 women are getting a second chance at becoming Chicago firefighters, after the city settled a lawsuit with them over the weekend.

05/06/2013

City Hall

City Council Approves $4.1M Settlement For Unarmed Man Shot By Cop

Chicago taxpayers took it on the chin — or rather, in the wallet — again Wednesday, one month after shelling out $33 million to settle two high-profile cases of police misconduct, including the largest pay-out in history to a single plaintiff.

02/15/2013

City Hall

City Council To Weigh $22.5M Settlement In Bipolar Woman’s Lawsuit

The city’s Law Department is proposing a $22.5 million settlement in a federal lawsuit filed by the family of a bipolar woman who was raped and nearly killed in 2006, after she was released from police custody in one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods in 2006.

01/14/2013

Dwight Washington. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Injured By Drunk City Worker Gets $6.25 Million Settlement

The City of Chicago has settled with a man who was run-over by a drunk city worker.

12/10/2012

Scales Of Justice

Finance Committee OKs $3.2 Million Payment To Man Cleared Of 2002 Murder

The City Council’s Finance Committee has endorsed a multi-million dollar financial settlement for a man who served 8 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Back $950K Settlement For Police Torture Claim In 1951 Rape case

The City Council on Wednesday will likely approve a $950,000 settlement for a one-time bible student who claimed he confessed to a 1951 rape after he was tortured by police.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

A Megabus struck a woman near Union Station on Tuesday. (CBS)

Megabus Agrees To $5 Million Settlement After Fatal Accident

Megabus has reportedly agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from another deadly accident in Chicago.

08/08/2012

Gavel

Chicago-Based Collection Agency Settles Suit Over High-Pressure Tactics

A Chicago-based debt collection company is settling a lawsuit that accused it of using abusive methods to collect from patients on their hospital bills.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Maya Hirsch

City Advances $3.25 Million Settlement With Family Of Girl Killed In Hit-And-Run

Pending full City Council approval, the city will be paying out $3.25 million to the family of a 4-year-old girl who was killed by a hit-and-run driver near the Lincoln Park Zoo back in 2006.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Scales Of Justice

80-Year-Old Pardoned Convict Settles With City Over Torture Claim

An 80-year-old man pardoned for a rape he says he didn’t commit finally feels vindicated after settling his lawsuit against the city.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

Marcus Lyons, 54, secured a $5 million settlement for his wrongful conviction on a rape charge. (CBS)

Wrongfully Convicted Man Gets $5M Settlement

Marcus Lyons was 29 years old and in the U.S. Navy Reserves and about to get his computer science degree when he was arrested.

06/07/2012

Daniel McCormack

Attorneys: Archdiocese, 4 Victims Of Pedophile Priest Reach $8M Settlement

The victims of sexual abuse will receive about $2 million each, attorneys for the men said in a news release.

05/31/2012

Whiting Refinery

BP Settles With Environmental Groups Over Whiting, Ind., Refinery

Plaintiffs who sued BP over its refinery in Whiting, Ind., say a $400 million settlement will improve the health of people who live near the plant.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

Gabriela Cedillo

$18.5M Settlement In Transformers 3 Filming Accident

A Cook County judge has approved an $18.5 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of a young woman who was severely injured while working as an extra on the movie Transformers 3

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

A Skechers Shape-Ups toning shoe endorsed by celebrity Kim Kardashian. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Skechers To Pay $50 Million To Settle Lawsuits Over Toning Shoes

Remember the Skechers “toning” workout shoes that promised the world? Weight loss, improved circulation, even eliminating cellulite? On Wednesday, the company agreed to pay $50 million to settle lawsuits accusing them of misleading advertising.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

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