I constantly remind Republicans and Tea Partiers that the same civil justice system used by trial lawyers to file medical malpractice and product liability cases is also utilized by conservative trial lawyers to file civil suits to protect property rights, religious liberty, gun owners' rights, and parental rights from government at all levels.
SPRINGFIELD – Ford Motor Co. undertook no duty to warn luxury car owners that contents of their trunks could puncture their fuel tanks when Ford helped police prevent punctures in similar cars, the Illinois Supreme Court decided on Sept. 22.
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers aiming to reopen a $1 billion class action against State Farm and disqualify Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier from hearing it haven't brought out any new evidence, according to State Farm.
Castleman SPRINGFIELD – Fourth District appellate judges withdrew a stinging opinion that rejected conspiracy evidence in McLean County mesothelioma trials, and they replaced it with a kinder and gentler rejection.
Morgan ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry plans to bring former St. Louis County planning commission chairman Douglas Morgan to trial on criminal fraud charges despite his claim of poor health.