Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli Not only did the subject of tort reform play a substantive role in a two-day economic conference held at the White House Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 15-16), Madison County, Ill. also achieved recognition as a "speed trap" for American civil litigation.
For the first time, St. Clair County, Ill. has the dubious distinction of being named a "judicial hellhole," by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), which released its third annual report ranking the nation's worst courtrooms.
Christmas may be a little sweeter for SBC customers. As a result of a $12 million class action settlement reached two months ago, claim forms entitling them to a $25 refund are being mailed in December statements.
What is the most intriguing aspect of running an eating/drinking establishment on Main Street in Edwardsville?
Doug Wojcieszak Q: Human error occurs regularly in all areas of life. How do you correct a medical system in which doctors rely more on tests and less on clinical experience for fear of being sued?
Representative Terry R. Parke (R) 44th District In spite of the weight carried by trial attorneys in the state capitol, legislation banning consumers from suing restaurants or food manufacturers for their obesity, sailed unanimously through the House and Senate earlier this year.
Jeff Birnbaum The Madison County Record splashed onto the front page of the liberal-leaning Washington Post Dec. 6, causing a ripple of national and local media curiosity.
Unnecessary tests, redundant consultations, the dispensing of prescription drugs in American medicine.
Justice-elect Lloyd A. Karmeier Retiring Illinois Supreme Court Justice Philip J. Rarick will administer the oath of office to justice-elect Lloyd A. Karmeier, when he is sworn into the state's high court during a ceremony at the Supreme Court Building in Springfield Dec. 6.
A motorcyclist involved in a violent collision is seeking retribution in familiar turf.
Judge Maddox, Madison County's first female judge, reflects upon her public service as she retires Nov. 30.
Argosy Gaming Company shareholder Judi Ann Ringhofer of Vernon Hills filed a class action suit against the company, its chairman and board members, claiming an announced merger with Penn National Gaming Co. does not adequately compensate shareholders given the company's "stellar third quarter 2004 financial results."
A desire to bring balance to a county board with bad spending habits is partly what motivated pediatrician Chris Wangard to run for public office.
A woman who inhaled unusual quantities of dust and particles while attending a business seminar at an Alton Holiday Inn is suing the hotel and its owners for more than $100,000.
Plaintiff's attorney Joseph Power engages reporters after oral arguments were heard by five of seven Illoinois Supreme Court justices. One of the most compelling news stories to be found anywhere in America unfolded Wednesday before the Illinois Supreme Court.
Janet Heflin Janet Heflin, an Edwardsville family law attorney, received at least five votes on a first ballot to become Madison County's newest Associate Judge.
Newly elected Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier and wife, Mary, enjoy a moment on election night. Voters electing Washington County Circuit Judge Lloyd Karmeier to the Illinois Supreme Court sent a resounding message on Election Day.
Circuit Judge Anne Callis Will Gordon Maag, who lost retention to the 5th Appellate Court, resign his seat before his term expires Dec. 6 so that a Madison County Democrat can be ushered in?
After a costly, grueling battle for the state's highest court, Washington County Circuit Judge Lloyd Karmeier is the 5th Judicial Illinois Supreme Court victor.
Supreme Court candidate Lloyd Karmeier Polls and reports from the field indicate that those backing Lloyd Karmeier for Illinois Supreme Court Justice may be in for a good return on investment.