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18 new asbestos cases filed Feb. 8-12 in Madison County

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 24, 2010

Heller A total of 18 new asbestos lawsuit were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Feb. 8 through Feb. 12.

29 new asbestos cases filed in Madison County Nov. 16-20

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 3, 2009

Thompson A total of 29 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Nov. 16 through Nov. 20. The following complaints were filed:

How Chicago politics hurts small-town Illinois

By Dan Proft | Aug 23, 2009

In my career in politics and government, I have had the opportunity to visit and meet people from every corner of this state.

18 new asbestos cases filed July 27-31

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 20, 2009

A total of 18 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County during the week of July 27 through July 31.

McCarter QA: Will follow Watson's 'tradition of trust'

By Ann Knef | Feb 26, 2009

Victoria and Kyle McCarter Republican Kyle McCarter of Lebanon was selected Saturday by GOP chairmen of the district's nine counties to replace State Sen. Frank Watson (R-Greenville) in the state's 51st Senate District. Watson, who had suffered a stroke last year, stepped down Feb. 16.

State's plaintiffs' lawyers must have better job forecast for Illinois

By Ed Murnane | Feb 15, 2009

The Illinois State Bar Association and its close ally, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, must have secret job forecasts for Illinois that are much rosier than the gloomy predictions almost universally accepted by economists and state and local governments.

Trial against power plant scheduled to begin Nov. 10

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 7, 2008

Crowder A trial against Dynegy Midwest Generation is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Nov. 10, in Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder's courtroom.

Trial against Dynegy over man's fall from bulldozer to begin

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 2, 2008

Crowder A trial against Dynegy Midwest Generation is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 6, in Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder's courtroom.

Woman sues over husband's asbestos-related death

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 26, 2008

An Illinois woman has filed an asbestos suit on behalf of her recently deceased husband against 74 defendant corporations, claiming the lung cancer with which he was diagnosed was wrongfully caused.

Groups line up against plaintiffs' windfall bill

By Ann Knef | Mar 29, 2006

Ed Murnane A legislative proposal designed to provide windfall recovery to plaintiffs in personal injury litigation is an "affront to fairness," said the president of the Illinois Civil Justice League, Ed Murnane.

Bulldozer injury case filed against Dynegy

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 23, 2006

A man injured while working on a bulldozer at the Dynegy Midwest Generation plant in Alton filed a personal injury suit seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

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