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Grove’s and Cellini’s settlement was not entered into in good faith. However, we find those cases

to be factually distinguishable from the facts of the case at bar. See Dubina v. Mesirow Realty

Development, Inc., 197 Ill. 2d 185, 756 N.E.2d 836 (2001) (settlement agreement not made in good

faith because $4.5 million was allocated as payment for assignments, thus depriving nonsettling

defendants of their statutory right to a setoff); Cianci v. Safeco InsuranceCo. of Illinois, 356 Ill. App.

3d 767, 826 N.E.2d 548 (2005) (circuit court’s good-faith order was premature where the court

approved the settlement even though the settling parties did not obeythe court’s order directing them

to allocate the settlement amounts among plaintiffs’ theories of recovery, and the circuit court failed

to hold an evidentiary hearing where the record contained no information upon which the circuit

court could have based its conclusion); Associated Aviation Underwriters, Inc. v. Aon Corp., 344

Ill. App. 3d 163, 800 N.E.2d 424 (2003) (settlement agreement not made in good faith where it

released defendant tortfeasor found to be 90 % liable in an underlying wrongful death lawsuit);

Stickler v. American Augers, Inc., 303 Ill. App. 3d 689, 708 N.E.2d 403 (1999) (settlement not made

in good faith where it released employer-defendant from over a million dollars in liability for a

nominal consideration, even though employer-defendant’s financial liability and fault had been

determined by the Workers’ Compensation Actand OSHA); Warsing v. MaterialHandlingServices,

Inc., 271 Ill. App. 3d 556, 648 N.E.2d 1126 (1995) (settlement in the amount of $1,000 was not

made in good faith where there was a close personal relationship between the settling defendant and

the decedent, and the settling defendant had a $300,000 insurance policy). These cited cases are

clearly inapposite to the case before us.

Moreover, we reject the U-Haul entities’ contention that the circuit court erred in not holding


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