Next round begins in lawyers' battle for billions; Tillery team seeks to restore Price, disqualify Karmeier

SPRINGFIELD – Lawyer Stephen Tillery wants all Illinois Supreme Court Justices except Lloyd Karmeier to consider restoring a $10 billion judgment he won against cigarette maker Philip Morris in 2003. On Nov. 17, Robert King of Tillery’s firm moved to recall a mandate the Court issued against the judgment in 2005. King also moved for Karmeier’s recusal or disqualification, citing an objective and reasonable public perception of his bias in favor of Philip Morris. Read More »

Illinois company alleges unpaid rent on a commercial property

An Illinois corporation is suing over unpaid rent on a commercial property. RLP Development Company, of Madison County, filed the suit Oct. 27 in Madison County Circuit Court against Extreme Vapor, Brock Boyer and Arlyne Floyd. The plaintiff and defendants entered into a lease agreement May 27, 2014 in which the defendants agreed top pay rent on a property at 1023 Century Drive, Edwardsville. Read More »