Trisha Maniaci, Edwardsville

Rev. Herbert Grauper, Muskegon, MI

Jean Grauper, Edwardsville

Keri Green, Maryville

Joyce Whitelaw, Edwardsville

J.R. Eilers, Edwardsville

Amy Anson, Edwardsville

“There are so many other things about Madison County that should be promoted, a whole lot of things… like Madison County (being) a nice college town, or Madison County be located on Route 66. Why not cover those things other than being the “lawsuit capital”?
Trisha Maniaci, Edwardsville

“The situation of the trial lawyers (getting) excessive settlements is bad.”
Rev. Herbert Grauper, Edwardsville

“We were just here at the court house a week ago for a marriage license, and the service and the people were great. The court house is lovely, but I’ve never understood how Madison County juries could award such (verdicts).”
Jean Grauper, Edwardsville

“Too many people around here are lawsuit-happy, and it reflects poorly not only upon the judges who award the payments, but the people.”
Keri Green, Maryville

“It bothers me that we’ve lost a lot of good doctors because we’re known as the “lawsuit area”. We do have a bad reputation. It’s not fair, and it’s not right. I’d like to see that change.”
Joyce Whitelaw, Edwardsville

“From what I’ve read in the newspapers, we’re not beloved throughout the country. The general U.S. population doesn’t think too highly of us.”
J.R. Eilers, Edwardsville

“I care, but what can we do about it? Some towns have potholes, we have lawsuits. It’s just one of those things.”
Amy Anson, Edwardsville

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