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Defendants have banner year in Madison County

Steve Gonzalez Dec. 13, 2006, 1:13pm

Jeff Hebrank Even though Madison County made the American Tort Reform Association's "judicial hellhole" list for the fifth consecutive year, defendants in cases seeking at least $1 million in damages have fared very well here this year.

Jury reaches defense verdict in Madison County trial

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 1, 2006, 10:45pm

A Madison County jury cleared Bondex International and Georgia Pacific of any wrongdoing in the county's first asbestos trial of 2006.

Bondex and Georgia Pacific begin defense in asbestos case

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 24, 2006, 6:12am

Mark Phillips When Georgia-Pacific and Bondex International get their chance to defend themselves in a Madison County asbestos trial next week they'll introduce some unusual evidence.

Laundry caused 84-year-old's asbestos illness, lawyers claim in Madison County trial

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 16, 2006, 11:03am

Chris Panatier An 84-year-old woman from Burbank, Ill. is asking a Madison County jury to award her damages because she was exposed to asbestos while washing her husband's work clothes between 1966 and 1970.