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Four Law Firms Hired to Defend Claims in Chicago's Troubled Comp System

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 693 | 0 | 51 min read

In the eight months since Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot appointed a risk manager and hired a claims administration firm to wade into the city's troubled workers' compensation program, little has been said about any progress that has been made. This week, though, there are signs that the city is beginning to tackle the hundreds of pending claims, some of which have been called questionable and have been linked to political patronage. The city, together with its administrator Gallagher Bassett, announced that four prominent Chicago law firms have won bids to handle the defense of many o...

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