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Three attorneys caught in their own tangled web

admin Jun. 16, 2015, 6:20am

Oh what a tangled web we weave,

Commemorating the Magna Carta

admin Jun. 15, 2015, 7:52am

To the Editor:

Fractions and factions

admin Jun. 9, 2015, 3:09pm

“Fraction” is a fascinating word. Everyone knows that it denotes a portion of something else, and that it can refer to a piece of any size – from almost none to almost all to anything between 0 and 100 percent. More often than not, when we hear the word “fraction,” we think of something small.

Reforming public pension plans requires understanding of economics

admin Jun. 2, 2015, 1:27pm

You might wonder what kids are learning in school these days, but one thing's certain: it's not economics.

There's nothing 'clean' about the Clean Jobs Bill

admin May 28, 2015, 3:21pm

“Clean” and “green.” Those words sound nice, don't they? Good, wholesome, natural.The problem with nice words like those is that they mean something completely different when the Left gets hold of them and redefines them for the purpose of imposing their will.What, for instance, is a “clean job” or “clean energy”? All jobs, even the least taxing desk jobs, involve some exertion – and that leaves the

'Nobody should be against transparency'

admin May 21, 2015, 7:25am

You can bet that an asbestos plaintiff's attorney who was thinking about buying a used car would expect the dealer to inform him of any known defects in the vehicle.

Stephen Tillery's amici get curiouser and curiouser

admin May 13, 2015, 8:39am

We understand why Stephen Tillery wants his $10 billion judgment against tobacco giant Philip Morris reinstated. Ten billion dollars is a lot of money, and Tillery's sizable share  is just the sort of thing that would give some insatiably greedy person a big rush.

Rauner stands up for the little guy

admin May 6, 2015, 6:58am

Unions were originally founded by the working man.

Stephen Tillery's curious amici

admin Apr. 28, 2015, 12:12pm

We weren't there and it’s only conjecture, but it's not hard to imagine asbestos attorneys having a conversation something like this:

The nightmare on North Main Street

admin Apr. 21, 2015, 1:22pm

It was a bad dream, a nightmare.

Why we publish opposing views

admin Apr. 16, 2015, 9:46am

Regular readers of The Record know that we offer three categories of arguments: “Our View,” “Their View,” and “Letters to the Editor.”

Governor's attack on judicial system is irresponsible

admin Apr. 8, 2015, 3:03pm

To the Editor:

Where's the outrage as Illinois legislators help ruin lives?

admin Apr. 2, 2015, 8:55am

"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore.”

Playing the name game

admin Mar. 25, 2015, 7:47am

Which of these two groups would you be more likely to rely on or support: the Foundation for Asbestos Information & Restitution (FAIR), or the Federation for Legislation to Enrich Attorneys (FLEA)?

The luck of the Irish has limits

admin Mar. 18, 2015, 11:21am

Once, the road rose up to meet Paul Duffy and the wind was always at his back. The sun shone warm upon his face and rains fell soft upon his fields. But lately his luck seems to have gone dry.

If you don't want fleas, don't lie down with dogs

admin Mar. 11, 2015, 8:16am

It's not hard to understand why asbestos law firms fund research into asbestos-related illnesses. Aside from the obvious PR value, it's also a sound economic investment likely to generate data that can be used in court, curry favor with potential expert witnesses, and lead to client referrals.

Giving up things is easy when you wind up with something better

admin Mar. 4, 2015, 2:18pm

February 18th was a big day for folks in Madison County.

Federal judge remands pelvic mesh case to Madison County; Mudge to hear motions to dismiss March 26

admin Mar. 3, 2015, 7:10am


Double-dipping asbestos law firms exposed

admin Feb. 26, 2015, 1:07pm

Two years ago in federal bankruptcy court, the Houston law firm of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas moved for summary judgment against Garlock Sealing Technologies, which had accused the firm of making fraudulently inconsistent claims about the origin of a client’s mesothelioma.

The Land of Lincoln needs more lawyers like him

admin Feb. 18, 2015, 8:39am

“Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this. . . . A moral tone ought to be infused into the profession which should drive such men out of it.