Slip on ice lands man $2M award

A Cook County jury has awarded $2 million to a man who required ankle reconstruction surgery after slipping and falling on black ice.Plaintiff Michael Berk sued Pepper Construction Co. in 2013, alleging the company failed to properly shovel snow from a parking lot behind its River North building at 643 N. Orleans St., causing the ice to form on a city sidewalk in January 2012.Berk, 30 at the time, was walking eastbound on …

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