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JUL. 30 – E&O GET $600,000 SETTLEMENT FOR CLIENT MARIA MUNOZ

July 30, 2014 — The Chicago City Council approved a $600,000.00 settlement with Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd. client Maria Munoz yesterday. Munoz was injured when Chicago Police Officer Joseph Treacy “t-boned” her car while conducting a “reckless” high-speed chase of a non-violent, attempt-theft suspect, in an unmarked squad, “without his lights and sirens.” The ‘black box’ recovered from Treacy’s squad car showed Officer Treacy was traveling at speeds in excess of 98 miles per hour during the pursuit. Munoz was the passenger in a car traveling in the opposite direction when Officer Treacy followed the suspects car across the center line and into on-coming traffic.

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