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Friday October 1st

The Madison County Record Sep. 24, 2004, 12:00pm

Friday, October 1st, 2004

Shipley, Lawrence vs. CCN Managed Care Inc FKA Community Care Network Inc.

The Madison County Record Sep. 24, 2004, 6:10am


Shipley, Lawrence vs. Zurich Services Corp.

The Madison County Record Sep. 24, 2004, 6:07am


Follow up: Tillery keeps Power

Brandon Copple Sep. 24, 2004, 3:37am

The National Law Journal ranks attorney Joseph Power as one of the top four plaintiff's attorneys in Illinois. Springfield-- Stephen Tillery has the Power.

Consumer Fraud: Martin, Toothaker v. Bayer AG

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 23, 2004, 6:40pm

On Wednesday September 29, Judge Moran will hear all pending motions in a class action lawsuit against German drugmaker Bayer AG.

This week's cartoon

Tom Scurra Sep. 23, 2004, 3:32pm

Bono takes the bullets

The Madison County Record Sep. 23, 2004, 1:42pm

Last week's five day series on Madison County's courts in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch called its shots and took them. And those shots were as tough as they get, particularly on local asbestos lawyer Randy Bono.

The screening solution?

Brian Timpone Sep. 23, 2004, 1:00pm

Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman When Eighth Circuit Court Judge Dennis Cashman retired last month, the power of naming his replacement fell to Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman.

Thursday September 30th

The Madison County Record Sep. 23, 2004, 12:00pm

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Blame game newest twist in med-mal crisis

Steve Stanek Sep. 23, 2004, 10:36am

The American Insurance Association represents more than 450 property-casualty insurance companies. EDWARDSVILLE-- Business groups and insurance companies have spent the better part of two years trying to pin the blame for Illinois' medical malpractice insurance crisis on aggressive plaintiff attorneys and out-of-control courts.

Class Action: Belinda Vardell v. Union Planters Bank

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 23, 2004, 8:50am

Vardell was charged $5.00 by a bank to cash a check.

Health Care Crisis Deeper Than Doctor Exodus

David Knowles Sep. 23, 2004, 8:14am

It’s a simple fact: Lawsuit abuse is making us sick. Recent news stories on health care and the medical malpractice crisis illustrate this even more clearly.

Go Fish, the St. Louis Spotlight, & Political Oddsmakers

The Madison County Record Sep. 23, 2004, 6:59am

Those in glass houses...

US Bank vs Feltey, Diane M.

The Madison County Record Sep. 23, 2004, 6:22am


Sherman Acquisition Limited Partnership vs Firchett, Thomas C.

The Madison County Record Sep. 23, 2004, 6:16am


Watson: Governor's med mal mediator should visit Southern Illinois

Jeff Gelber Sep. 23, 2004, 3:00am

Sen. Frank Watson GREENVILLE--Senate Republican Leader Frank Watson (R-Greenville) wants the Governor’s special mediator on Medical Malpractice Reform to come to Southern Illinois for a citizen forum.

New Lawsuits: September 17-24

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 22, 2004, 10:31am

Wendy Wiggins, Todd Wiggins v. Tina Gingrich M.D., Maryville Women's Center

Follow-up -- Week of Sept. 19, 2004

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 22, 2004, 10:24am

Strasen v. Allstate

This week in History- Sept. 27 through Oct. 3

Jeff Gelber Sep. 22, 2004, 9:41am

Oct 2, 2003-- The St. Louis Post Dispatch editorialized strongly to "derail (the) gravy train" in Madison County by moving all class action cases to federal court. "Lawyers are tooling in from all over to file class-action cases at one of the most plaintiff-friendly courts in the country. It's got to stop," the paper wrote.

ISBA: Karmeier better qualified than Maag

The Madison County Record Sep. 22, 2004, 9:17am

Judge Gordon Maag The Illinois State Bar Association has released its ratings of judges running in and around Madison County.