Plaintiff's attorney Rex Carr, renowned for attaining masterfully large verdicts, will receive nearly a third of an $8.5 million class action judgment recently entered in St. Clair County.
Carr, who filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of several law firms against Thomson Corp., West Group, West Publishing, and Thomson Publishing in 1999, will receive $2,848,485 in fees from the judgment amount of $8,545,549.
The order was signed by Madison County Associate Judge Lewis Mallott.
The plaintiffs in the case are Madison County law firms Smith, Allen, Mendenhall; Emons & Selby and Hopkins Goldenberg. Hopkins Goldenberg represented themselves in the case.
The case file was not available. The case is also on appeal in the 5th Judicial Appeals Court.
Mallott ordered that his final judgment is stayed pending the final resolution of the case with the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts or any other superior court with jurisdiction in this case.
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It serves more than 20 million information users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, financial services, scientific research and healthcare.
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