Vicious cycle keeps churning

The Madison County Record Jun. 5, 2005, 6:32am

To the editor:

Thank you once again for writing an excellent and informative news story on the continuing saga of frivolous lawsuits that have made the Madison County court system famous.

This filing of lawsuits by greedy immoral people who are represented by the already infamous trial attorney giants, Korein Tillery of Belleville and SimmonsCooper of East Alton versus Philip Morris (also Huck's and R.J. Reynolds), is becoming a vicious cycle that is wasting the court's time and taxpayers' money.

It appears Tillery-and-company will continue to encourage clients to file and request voluntary dismissals of these law suits at the same time, until they believe the political climate to be more favorable for their clients. Every time these cases are dismissed "without prejudice," it means they can be re-filed within a year.

The pattern has already become clear, as my compiled records on the subject illustrate. It is not the first time these tactics have been employed, when these morally-challenged lawyers have represented clients in similar law suits.

Garnet Dawn
The Smoker's Club Inc.

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