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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin  // In Circuit Court

A woman who suffered head injuries when she fell on a con- crete stairwell has reached a $2.5 million settlement with the owner of the building.

On June 16, 1999, Barbara Everett fell in what she claimed was an unlit, garbage-strewn stairwell at her apartment build- ing on the South Side. She sustained a head injury and under- went surgery at Cook County Hospital.

Cook County Circuit Judge Irwin J. Solganick approved the settlement Monday after a week of trial, in which facts such as the condition of the stairwell and the effects of the fall were dis- puted.

Joseph D. Parente, Christopher M. Norem and Randall W. Schwartz of Parente & Norem represented Everett. Mitchell H. Frazen of Litchfield, Cavo represented the building owner.

The case is Barbara Everett v. South Lowe Ave. Terrace LLC, No. 99 L 13249.



Volume 149, No. 49 // WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2003