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Kansas man's asbestos trial set Dec. 6

Franklin Klaber, a Kansas laborer and truck driver suffering from mesothelioma, will have his case against more than 100 defendants heard at trial Dec. 6 in Madison County Circuit Court.

New Lawsuits: Wednesday, Dec. 1

Fresh from the courthouse:

Bilbrey's Vioxx action moved to federal court

Madison County's first class action suit against Merck & Co.'s Vioxx, filed by the mother of Edwardsville personal injury attorney Mike Bilbrey, was removed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Wednesday Dec 8

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Peer reviews affirm Maddox's career

Madison County Associate Judge Lola Maddox, the county's first woman judge, retired Nov. 30. A number of her peers and officials attended a retirement ceremony in her honor and paid tribute to Maddox's long public service.

Med liability rate increase unjustified

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After fire, late paying property owner sues insurer

A property owner who customarily paid her insurance premiums late, is suing the insurer because it denied payment of a fire claim.

Justice-elect Karmeier to be sworn in

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.

More tests, less acumen reshaping medicine

Unnecessary tests, redundant consultations, the dispensing of prescription drugs in American medicine.

In Court Last Week: Nov-29-Dec3

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Friday Dec 10

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Supreme Court ruling may have local impact

A decision that is sure to be referenced soon in defense arguments is one that the United States Supreme Court ruled on Nov. 30, Koons Buick Pontiac GMC v. Bradley Nigh.

Musical Benches!

In his perfect world, Madison County Circuit Court Judge Philip Kardis would be scoping out lunch spots and rubbing Appellate Court elbows in Illinois' 'King City', Mt. Vernon.

Reform requires more than 'I'm sorry'

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Drug makers have invested for the ailing boomers

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Lawsuits targeting healthcare system hit patients hardest

You can’t open your local newspaper these days without being bombarded with advertising from personal injury lawyers looking to cash in with lawsuits against the makers of Vioxx. These lawsuits are an unfortunate reminder of the giant target painted on our healthcare system.