The Madison County Record Oct. 9, 2014, 7:08am

How many people in St. Louis and the Metro East would be willing to testify that Sandor Korein doesn't know when to stop?

There must be hundreds: victims of troubling lawsuits that should not have dragged on as long as they did and, perhaps, should never have been filed in the first place.

Maybe Robert Day should call on some of those victims to testify to the character of Sandor Korein, founder of St. Louis-based Korein Tillery, otherwise known as one of most prolific suers in the U.S.

This is the law firm that filed (and actively pursues) the lawsuit that made Madison County (most) famous for lawsuits-- Price v. Philip Morris. It led to an obscene $10.1 billion verdict, an investment-repellent event if there ever were one. The case is more than 11 years old and still being appealed.

Day filed suit against Korein on May 30th in St. Clair County Court in an effort to hold the lawyer responsible for the neck, shoulder, and back injuries. Day says he was hurt in a traffic accident allegedly caused by Korein two years prior, at Foley Drive and 78th Street in Belleville.

How did the accident happen? According to Day, Korein ran a stop sign.

You know, one of those big, red, octagonal road signs that say “STOP.” You see them at intersections. They show up as images on state drivers' tests. The implication being that operators of motor vehicles should recognize and understand the import of their shape and color without even seeing the word “STOP.”

The idea behind all this symbolism is a wholesome one: to keep motorists from running into one another. Obviously, if people happen to be traveling by automobile simultaneously along vertical and horizontal axes that intersect at some point, it behooves them to be cautious at the crossing, whether by yielding or coming to a complete halt.

If you're dyslexic, you might think the sign says “POTS” and find the meaning hard to fathom. (An anagram lover opts to spot not only pots, but the four other words derived from rearrangement of the letters on the sign that tops the post).

Still, the shape and color of the sign give it away, so what's Korein's comeback?

The man who doesn't know when to stop denies responsibility for the accident.

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