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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin  // In Circuit Court

A $3 million settlement stemming from a 1997 Arlington Heights auto accident was approved Wednesday by Cook County Circuit Judge Susan G. Fleming.

Javaid Malik was traveling westbound on West Higgins Road, when the vehicle in which he was a passenger was rear-ended by a Jack Gray Transport truck. As a result of the accident, Malik underwent double-level cervical fusion surgery, which aggravated his preexisting condition of degenerative disk disease, said plaintiff attorney Christopher M. Norem. Javaid Avan Malik, et al. v. Jack Gray Transport Inc., et al., No. 97 L 0867.

The defense was represented by Martin D. Synder, an attor- ney in Williams, Montgomery & John.



Volume 147, No. 97 // WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2001