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It's the economy, stupid

The Madison County Record Oct. 1, 2004, 3:47am

The monthly jobs report wasn't kind to Madison County.

New Filings, Madison County Circuit Court Law Division, September 24th-September 30th

Steve Gonzalez Oct. 1, 2004, 4:36am

Sharon Ebers as next friend of Delores Paige v. Eden Village Retirement Center

Class Action: Steven Faulkner v. American Express

Steve Gonzalez Oct. 1, 2004, 6:39am

Faulkner claims he was illegally charged by AMEX while shopping overseas.

This week's cartoon

Tom Scurra Oct. 1, 2004, 9:45am

Class Action: Laborers' Union International Local 40 v. Ameritech Corp dba SBC

Steve Gonzalez Oct. 4, 2004, 6:16am

The union claims SBC billed them for bogus charges.

Metro Kirby Company, United States of America v. Christopher Hines, Illinois Farmers Insurance

Steve Gonzalez Oct. 4, 2004, 6:17am

Circuit Judge George Moran will hear all pending motions Thursday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. in Metro Kirby Company v. The Hines Agency, a class action case that was filed in February 2002.

Caruso vs Merck & Co. Inc

The Madison County Record Oct. 4, 2004, 11:06am

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I-LAW blitzkrieg reminds voters of lawsuit abuses

Ann Knef Oct. 4, 2004, 11:11am

In the final weeks before southern Illinois' watershed Supreme Court race, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW) executive director Steve Schoeffel is reminding message-laden voters about the impact of lawsuit abuse.

Tuesday October 12th

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2004, 7:00am

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004

Wednesday October 13th

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2004, 7:01am

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

Thursday October 14th

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2004, 7:02am

Thursday, October 14th, 2004

Asbestos Motion Docket-- Oct. 12-15

Carrie Gonzalez Oct. 5, 2004, 7:13am

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004

Merck sued over Vioxx in Madison County Court

Steve Gonzalez Oct. 5, 2004, 9:17am

Asbestos attorney Mike Bilbrey seen here with his wife, Linda, also owns an exotic animal farm/bed and breakfast in Edwardsville. Mike Bilbrey, an experienced Madison County plaintiff's lawyer, filed a class action complaint against Merck Tuesday on behalf of his mother, Patricia Bilbrey of Madison County.

Bilbrey, Patricia vs Merck & Co. Inc

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2004, 10:59am

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Amish, Myrna vs Merck & Co. Inc.

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2004, 11:35am

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Stack transfers asbestos case, says "cash cow" docket is not a "business"

Jeff Gelber Oct. 5, 2004, 12:19pm

Judge Daniel J. Stack took over Madison County's giant asbestos docket on September 8, 2004. In his first forum ruling as chief of the nation's largest asbestos case docket, Judge Daniel J. Stack argued the "astronomical burden" of looming trials demanded he dismiss cases that were not connected directly to Madison County.

Surprises, Surprises, Surprises?

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2004, 5:55pm

Stack’s surprise

Work comp cases driving businesses out of Illinois

Ann Knef Oct. 6, 2004, 7:42am

A panel of experts are coming together to discuss why jobs are leaving Illinois and what can be done about it.

More class action suits filed against Merck

Ann Knef Oct. 6, 2004, 8:27am

When pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. removed its arthritis pain medication Vioxx from the market last week for safety reasons, it didn't take long for plaintiff attorneys and their clients to rapidly respond.

Can state lawmakers stop frivolous lawsuits?

The Madison County Record Oct. 6, 2004, 9:38am

Kevin Conway, president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association As Illinois courts face an increasing caseload burden, will state lawmakers follow federal government's attempts to crackdown on frivolous lawsuits by passing legislation to curtail such behavior?