Clifford Law News

Trial lawyers give big October boost to Democrats and Madigan

By Record News | Nov 5, 2018

SPRINGFIELD - Fifteen plaintiff law firms poured $1,695,850 into Democratic campaigns in October, records of the Illinois State Board of Elections show.

State Farm could have argued other companies wanted Karmeier on court because of asbestos, class actions

By Record News | Sep 11, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon gave class action lawyers many tools to damage Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier and State Farm, but on the eve of trial he opened a hole in the class’s armor.

Hale v. State Farm settles for $250 million

By Ann Maher | Sep 4, 2018

State Farm and plaintiffs have agreed to settle protracted RICO litigation for $250 million on the opening day of what was expected to be a long-running trial at federal court in East St. Louis.

Clifford will treat Chief Justice Karmeier as hostile witness in upcoming Hale v. State Farm trial

By Record News | Jun 26, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Attorney Robert Clifford of Chicago plans to call Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a hostile witness in a civil racketeering trial against State Farm in September.

Plaintiffs in Hale v State Farm claim Karmeier-provided timeline will prove case; Trial set to start May 7

By Record News | Mar 20, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Plaintiffs who claim State Farm tainted the Illinois Supreme Court through Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier say that a timeline he gave to a news reporter in 2015 revealed corruption.

McCaskill donors include Who’s Who list of plaintiff attorneys; Simmons’ attorneys account for $200K

By Record News | Mar 12, 2018

WASHINGTON – Attorney John Simmons of Alton and 35 other Simmons Hanly Conroy lawyers each gave Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill $5,400 last year, Federal Election Commission records show.

Plaintiff admissions in Hale v. State Farm pinned mostly on one out of 18 lawyers; Trial set May 7

By Record News | Jan 30, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Lawyers preparing for a $9 billion racketeering trial against State Farm, under orders to admit or deny statements, pinned almost all their admissions on one lawyer and a class of plaintiffs who lost a case in 2005.

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