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Asbestos attorneys drive another company into bankruptcy

The Madison County Record Nov. 18, 2017, 7:30am

As companies making more prevalent, more toxic asbestos products went under, however, attention turned to – and an undue burden fell on – GP/Bestwall, which was named in roughly 80 percent of all mesothelioma cases over the last five years.

Silverstein and Manar want transparency for us, not themselves

The Madison County Record Nov. 13, 2017, 12:53pm

Following the uproar over Russian meddling in our presidential election process – specifically, the use of Facebook ads to sway public opinion or just wreak havoc – social media companies are establishing disclosure requirements for purchasers of political advertising.

Proper controls needed for contingency fee-based litigation

The Madison County Record Nov. 7, 2017, 11:15am

As we confront the toll that opioid addiction has had on the public health and safety of our community, what should we expect from our elected officials in their handling of this high stakes problem?

Give Mancini the info and hold him accountable

The Madison County Record Oct. 31, 2017, 4:16pm

Do we want transparent government? Of course, we do.

Lisa Madigan joins the War on Profit

The Madison County Record Oct. 24, 2017, 7:45am

What is it with some politicians and for-profit colleges? They just can't stand them.

Wrong forum, take a hike!

The Madison County Record Oct. 18, 2017, 1:56pm

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Everyone knows, and quotes, that popular modification of the original Sin City slogan from the early 2000s (“What happens here, stays here”).

If the inmates are running the asylum, you might live in St. Clair County

The Madison County Record Oct. 11, 2017, 1:43pm

There's never a dull moment in St. Clair County, what with judges and other public servants always finding new ways to entertain us with their disturbing antics.

Former State's Attorney Brian Towne does the perp walk

The Madison County Record Oct. 3, 2017, 1:06pm

When law officers break the law, even if it's allegedly in the pursuit of justice, they stop being law officers and become criminals – no better than the purported lawbreakers they're trying to apprehend, and arguably much worse.

Angelides and Schmidt, myths and facts

The Madison County Record Sep. 27, 2017, 10:52am

You like po-tay-toes and I like po-tah-toes You like to-may-toes and I like to-mah-toes

Daddy's little girl won't be there to look out for his interests

The Madison County Record Sep. 20, 2017, 7:03am

We took note, two years ago, when State Attorney General Lisa Madigan crossed one of those proverbial lines in the sand: She went to court to try to prevent state workers from receiving their paychecks during an expected government shutdown.

Here's a climate problem that is man-made (and correctable)

The Madison County Record Sep. 12, 2017, 5:05pm

If you hoped that Illinois might lose its dubious distinction as a state with one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, you hoped wrong.

Avocet challenges Gori Julian's fact-free case

The Madison County Record Sep. 5, 2017, 12:28pm

“Round up the usual suspects.” That's the order Captain Renault gives to subordinates at the end of Casablanca, even though Rick, the man who shot Major Strasser, is standing right there in front of him.

Gov. Rauner just says no to “overreach” legislation

The Madison County Record Aug. 29, 2017, 2:51pm

Kudos to Gov. Bruce Rauner for exercising his amendatory veto power to spare Illinoisans the aggravation and expense of challenging a potentially unconstitutional law.

Lawyer sent packing with a warning

The Madison County Record Aug. 22, 2017, 4:33pm

When judges are too subtle or give the parties appearing before them too much credit for intelligence and integrity, erroneous conclusions can be drawn by the latter.

'Speculation' about Cook County 'pop tax' proves accurate

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2017, 12:54pm

“As to the concerns that improper collection of the tax will open the Merchants up to litigation, any such notion is merely speculation at this point and does not render the Ordinance unconstitutionally vague.”

Cook County officials and their attorneys need hard discipline

The Madison County Record Aug. 9, 2017, 6:46am

Here's the thing about inappropriate behavior: What is outrageous will seem less so when compared to something more outrageous.

Illinois needs to be a right-to-work state to compete for jobs

The Madison County Record Aug. 1, 2017, 11:27am

Illinois is surrounded by right-to-work states. Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin all have right-to-work laws protecting employees from forced unionism – as do the majority of U.S. States, 28 in all.

ITLA should launch an apology tour

The Madison County Record Jul. 24, 2017, 4:04pm

ITLA should hold its own rally at Malcolm Martin Memorial Park and apologize for the harm they've done.

Three strikes and SAFE is out!

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 12:23pm

If law enforcement officials don't have to obey a law, why would anyone else?

Press not welcome at the annual AAJ convention

The Madison County Record Jul. 12, 2017, 10:54am

Unless you have a lot of experience with things like skis, stilts, and pogo sticks, you run a real good risk of falling down when you give them a go.