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I-LAW: Voters sent clear message in election - restore fairness to courts

Dawn Geske Nov. 21, 2016, 8:41am

Results of recent judicial elections in southern Illinois demonstrate that voters don't want personal injury attorneys "ruling the court system," according to a legal reform advocate.

Asbestos lawyer-funded PAC using 'underhanded' tactics with negative campaign flyers, critics say

Ann Maher Nov. 4, 2016, 12:00pm

Campaign advertising that depicts Fifth District Appellate Court candidates John Barberis and James "Randy" Moore as judicial "activists" in flyers sent to Republican households and as "judicial bobbleheads for Bruce Rauner" in flyers sent to Democratic households have infuriated supporters of the judges.

Good judges matter

Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch Nov. 1, 2016, 2:36pm

When we turn on the radio, turn on our televisions and even log into our social media accounts, we are bombarded with political advertising.

I-LAW encourages voters to pay attention to upcoming judicial races

Kristin Danley-Greiner Oct. 7, 2016, 7:24am

Voters are being encouraged to educate themselves on judicial candidates running for election and judges running for retention during this week of "Lawsuit Abuse Awareness," especially those who have personal injury litigation backgrounds or who receive campaign contributions from personal injury interests. 

Plaintiffs fail in bid to move talc litigation to southern Illinois

John Breslin Oct. 7, 2016, 6:52am

Plaintiffs suing over claims linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer failed in a bid to consolidate the cases in federal court in southern Illinois.

I-LAW: Lawmakers need to enact reasonable lawsuit lending bill

Taryn Phaneuf Sep. 22, 2016, 6:28am

SPRINGFIELD — With powerful lobbyists on both sides of the issue, lawmakers in several states, including Illinois, continue to grapple with the question of how to regulate a growing industry linked to consumer litigation. But a new law in Vermont shows it can be done.

Report: Justice for sale in Illinois

Quinten Plummer Sep. 7, 2016, 6:42am

More than $35 million in trial lawyer contributions to elected officials in Illinois during the past decade and a half further evidences that justice is for sale in a state that has become

Study shows $17.1 million spent on government lawsuits in Madison, St. Clair counties

Dawn Geske Aug. 16, 2016, 6:34am

Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch has released a study showing that Madison and St. Clair counties, as frequent litigation targets, have incurred $17.1 million in costs in a four year period.

I-LAW: Take judicial races seriously; 'good judges matter'

Russell Boniface Aug. 8, 2016, 6:41pm

Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch executive director Travis Akin advises voters in southern Illinois to take several upcoming judicial races in November seriously and "do their homework."