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Tillery suit against economists highlights relationships between lawyers and judges in major litigation

The Madison County Record Jun. 13, 2017, 12:39pm

BENTON – Former U.S. district judge Patrick Murphy, who represents lawyer Stephen Tillery as plaintiff in the court of Senior U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert, successfully defended Gilbert against an ethics complaint last year.

The sun is shining, and it's a dark day for asbestos plaintiff lawyers

The Madison County Record Apr. 18, 2017, 6:37am

Asbestos attorneys are feeling the earth move under their feet, they're feeling the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down, and they can't get that Carole King tune out of their heads.

Engineers for automakers must unredact agendas in Madison County asbestos litigation, appellate court rules

The Madison County Record Jul. 12, 2016, 6:00am

MOUNT VERNON – Engineers who help Ford, General Motors and Chrysler defend asbestos suits must remove redactions from agendas of their meetings with lawyers for the automakers, Fifth District appellate judges ruled on June 30. 

Woman claims defect in car caused airbags not to deploy in crash

The Madison County Record Jun. 27, 2016, 9:00pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – A Belleville woman alleges she was injured in an accident in which the airbags did not deploy because of a purported defect.

General Motors says ignition switch lawsuits are misjoined; seeks to transfer to Cook County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 24, 2015, 7:43am

General Motors claims several lawsuits alleging its defective engine and ignition key switch caused numerous collisions were misjoined and should be treated as separate suits.