$65,000 award. Expanded a $42,000 award including penalties and attorneys’ fees to $65,000

$65,000 award. Expanded a $42,000 award including penalties and attorneys’ fees to $65,000 in the Circuit Court of Cook County after the insurance company unilaterally refused to pay the full $42,000 award it believed to be excessive, despite the fact it chose not to file an appeal. The Circuit Court was persuaded to apply the underpayment first to the penalty and attorneys’ fee award and then impose additional penalties and fees on the remainder, thus avoiding the common law prohibition of ‘penalties on penalties.’

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