Recent News About Robert A. Clifford
Clifford sought to keep 'live' defense witnesses out of Hale v State Farm trial; Herndon denies, and announces retirement
EAST ST. LOUIS – Class action lawyers preparing for a $10 billion conspiracy trial against State Farm sought to prevent 17 defense witnesses from testifying live rather than let their depositions speak for them.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Lawyers who claim State Farm corruptly secured the election of current Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier must improve their answers to questions State Farm posed for trial, U.S. Magistrate Stephen Williams has ruled.
CHICAGO – The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has denied State Farm's petition for review of a class certification order over its role in the election of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier more than 12 years ago.
CHICAGO – State Farm has asked Seventh Circuit appellate judges to review certification of a $7.6 billion class action over its role in the election of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier 12 years ago.
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For years now, attorneys Stephen Tillery, Robert Clifford, and associates have been trying, unsuccessfully, to challenge the integrity of State Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier.
Class certification briefing deadlines extended, investigator's deposition ordered in Hale v. State Farm
An investigator for plaintiffs in the high stakes Hale v. State Farm racketeering case must submit to a deposition by Dec. 8.
Hale attorneys must produce communications back to '05; State Farm seeks info for statute of limitations argument
EAST ST. LOUIS – Lawyers who claim State Farm corrupted Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier must reveal communications with researchers back to 2005, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams ruled on Sept. 28. Williams denied a claim of work product privilege for 34 documents that State Farm requested for its defense in an $8 billion racketeering suit.