On Friday, Feb. 18 President George W. Bush was signing.
And Metro East plaintiff's attorney legend Stephen Tillery was hustling.
The name partner of Korein Tillery of Swansea managed to file nine class action law suits in Madison County Circuit Court on Friday before Bush could sign the Class Action Fairness Act, which would have pushed many of the cases into federal court.
Targets this time for Tillery included Allstate, AIG, State Farm, Pfizer, First Union National Bank, Select Portfolio, WMC, Mortgage, American Equity Mortgage, De Beers and Diamond Trading Company.
Tillery's nine lawsuits made Friday a record-setter for Madison County. All told, thirteen were filed-- totaling 34 class action lawsuits for the year.
In other "pre-deadline" class action filings:
Perica's client, David Rook, alleges that Sealy refused to replace a warranted mattress because it has a stain on it. Rook also alleges Famous Barr misrepresented the terms of the warranty which he claims stated the mattress would be repaired or replaced if defective.
Lowe's lawsuit charges the retailers worked together to conceal dangers associated with the popular window coverings.