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Proposed Rule 225: A new David & Goliath

Judy Cates Jan. 30, 2005, 2:42am

Who will you find to represent the consumer with a claim of minimal value?

Bring it on

The Madison County Record Jan. 29, 2005, 11:27pm

Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs William Moschella. Faithful readers will remember The Record's report back in September that U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA) had asked U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to investigate Madison County's courts.

This Week's Cartoon

Tom Scurra Jan. 29, 2005, 3:42pm

Update: In Court Last Week Jan. 21-27

Steve Gonzalez Jan. 29, 2005, 3:34pm

Arthur E. Cates Sr. v. TTX Company

Friday Feb.4

The Madison County Record Jan. 29, 2005, 12:06am

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Steve Gonzalez Jan. 28, 2005, 1:27pm

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Jury service reform may be resurrected

Ann Knef Jan. 28, 2005, 5:46am

Ed Murnane If it meant serving the public good, would you dutifully give up a day's wage in exchange for $15-20?

Boy chased by dog results in $30k verdict

Steve Gonzalez Jan. 27, 2005, 7:53am

A Madison County civil jury awarded $30,000 to the family of a boy who was attacked by a dog while riding his bike.

New Lawsuits: Wednesday, Jan. 26

Heather Anderson Jan. 27, 2005, 6:30am

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Class action and asbestos reform: what you need to know

Steve Gonzalez Jan. 27, 2005, 6:08am

Sen. Arlen Specter Legal reform in Illinois may be a longshot, but federal legislators are poised to take action on asbestos and class action reform soon. Read on about the proposed Class Action Fairness Act.

Thursday Feb. 3

The Madison County Record Jan. 27, 2005, 12:05am

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Wednesday Feb. 2

The Madison County Record Jan. 27, 2005, 12:03am

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Tuesday Feb. 1

The Madison County Record Jan. 27, 2005, 12:00am

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Monday Jan. 31

The Madison County Record Jan. 26, 2005, 11:04pm

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Daughter killed in train accident; bereaved father seeks relief

Ann Knef Jan. 26, 2005, 10:00am

A man whose daughter was killed when a Union Pacific Railroad train crashed into the vehicle in which she was a passenger, is suing the railroad, its conductor and engineer, and the car's driver for more than $50,000.

Stack does not move asbestos cases

Steve Gonzalez Jan. 26, 2005, 9:04am

Madison County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Stack, who established early on that he would dismiss cases based on forum non conveniens, did not allow two such motions during a recent hearing. But he made it clear to plaintiff attorneys that forum shopping will not be tolerated anymore under his administration of the county's large asbestos docket.

Vioxx-related suit filed in St. Clair County

The Madison County Record Jan. 26, 2005, 8:31am

East St. Louis resident Rosalyn Jackson filed an 11-count suit against Merck & Co. and Walgreen's claiming a stroke she suffered was caused by taking Vioxx.

Two FELA suits filed in St. Clair County

Steve Gonzalez Jan. 26, 2005, 4:08am

Dustin B. McCandless, a conductor who worked a year-and-a-half for Norfolk Southern Railroad, is suing the railroad for more than $50,000 alleging unsafe working conditions. McCandless claims he suffered serious injuries after he was assaulted in the Coapman Yard in East St. Louis on Sep. 12, 2004.

New Lawsuits: Tuesday, Jan. 25

Heather Anderson Jan. 25, 2005, 12:15pm

Janelle Adair v. Chad R. Whittman and Jerseyville Discount Carpets, Inc.

New Lawsuits: Monday, Jan. 24

Heather Anderson Jan. 25, 2005, 6:35am

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