MCR's most frequently viewed articles on the Web

Ann Knef Dec. 28, 2004, 6:50am

Fungus, chicken bones, heating pads and Vioxx. Whether a plaintiff has been damaged by products, accidents or circumstances, the Madison County Record reports case details--often dramatic narrative of disfiguring injuries, lost wages and mental anguish--to a worldwide audience. (

While some headlines are more captivating than others, the following list details the top five stories in terms of the Record's Web hits(page views):

#1 with 19,345 hits:
Driver, road contractor, auto maker sued in accident

In a story posted Nov. 18, 2004, it was reported that Madison County resident Mary Ubaudi was seeking to recover at least $250,000 because of injuries she sustained in an auto accident Sept. 17, 2003.

Ubaudi, who was a passenger in a 2001 Mazda Miata driven by William Humphrey of DuPage County, filed suit against the driver, the auto maker and road construction contractor on Nov. 17 in Madison County Circuit Court.

She alleged Humphrey was driving too fast on northbound Interstate 55 in McClean County, when he lost control of his car. The vehicle overturned and Ubaudi was ejected, according to the complaint.

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#2 with 910 hits:
Asbestos trust fund hopes rise post-election

On Nov. 20, 2004, the MCR reported that business groups were expressing cautious optimism about the chance to eliminate asbestos lawsuits, which have been a huge source of revenue for some Madison County trial lawyers and others around the country.

The optimism stemmed from the reelection of President George W. Bush and Republican gains in the House and Senate as a result of the Nov. 2 general election.

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#3 with 608 hits:
Doctor sues lawyer for legal malpractice

On Nov. 11, 2004, MCR reported: Dr. Ursula Thatch and Progressive Health Care for Women filed a breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice suit against her former attorney Timothy S. Richards and the law firm of Neville, Richards, & Wuller on Nov. 10 in Madison Counties Civil Division. She is seeking more than $100,000 in damages.

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#4 with 530 hits:
Asbestos lawyer Randall Bono puts up another $200k

In the heat of campaign battle for Illinois Supreme Court Justice, the MCR reported on Oct. 28: Randall Bono, a powerful asbestos lawyer and former Madison County Judge, has dug into his pockets again donating another $200,000 to the newly formed Justice for All political action committee aimed at helping Illinois Supreme Court candidate Gordon E. Maag.

Bono had previously given $195,000 to help jump-start the organization which launched an ad campaign promoting the positive qualities of trial lawyers.

In total, Justice for All has raised $850,000 with help from the East Alton firm of SimmonsCooper, Alton asbestos lawyer John Barry Julian and Bono.

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#5 with 459 hits:
Woman hopes $250k will bring peace of mind

On Oct. 19, 2004, the MCR reported: A Madison County woman hopes that at least $250,000 will sufficiently relieve emotional distress she suffered when Bank One allegedly failed to remove unauthorized charges from her account.

Marsha Eubanks filed a five-count negligence lawsuit against the creditor in Madison County Circuit Court Monday (Oct. 18) seeking at least $50,000 per count.

Represented by Lakin Law Firm attorney Thomas Maag, son of Illinois Supreme Court Justice candidate Gordon E. Maag, Eubanks claims an unknown person in Indiana obtained her credit card information and used it without her permission. The complaint did not state when the problems occurred.

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