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Chiropractor Gerald Bemis of Alton, once a favorite plaintiff for class action lawyers, has returned to that role. He sued two California companies in federal court on Dec. 4, for sending him a facsimile, and he moved to certify a class on Dec. 7.
Next round begins in lawyers' battle for billions; Tillery team seeks to restore Price, disqualify Karmeier
SPRINGFIELD – Lawyer Stephen Tillery wants all Illinois Supreme Court Justices except Lloyd Karmeier to consider restoring a $10 billion judgment he won against cigarette maker Philip Morris in 2003. On Nov. 17, Robert King of Tillery’s firm moved to recall a mandate the Court issued against the judgment in 2005. King also moved for Karmeier’s recusal or disqualification, citing an objective and reasonable public perception of his bias in favor of Philip Morris.