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National tort reform outlook is good

By Steve Stanek | Nov 22, 2004

Prospects for significant legal liability reform in 2005 look good nationally, say tort reform advocates.

'Tillery World' beckons

By The Madison County Record | Nov 21, 2004

For every sound judicial decision (see Judge Daniel Stack) that helps resuscitate its reputation, Madison County sees a new looney lawsuit or two that reminds us why such a mania persists over its “jackpot justice.”

Follow the leader

By The Madison County Record | Nov 21, 2004

Sen. Reid Follow the leader... Closing in... Return to Normalcy... Finally.

Sorry Works! awaits State House action

By Steve Stanek | Nov 21, 2004

Could an apology solve the state's medical malpractice insurance crisis?

State Farm looks to be dismissed from suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 20, 2004

State Farm Insurance Co. recently filed a motion to dismiss a class action suit in which it is accused of violating the Illinois Insurance Code.

Bethalto man's fall at work spurs suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 20, 2004

Tracy Wallace of Bethalto filed suit in Madison County on Nov. 19 against Gordon Harvey and Anchor Construction seeking in excess of $100,000 for a work-related injury.

Truck driver seeks more than $1 million for injuries

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 19, 2004

A failed ratchet system has caused truck driver Larry Sandage injuries so severe that he and his wife are seeking more than $1 million to ease their suffering. Larry's wife, Sheila Sandage, who was dependent upon her husband for income and consortium, seeks $300,000.

Jones v. State Farm in court this week

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 19, 2004

Daniel Jones, D.C., who filed a class action suit against State Farm Fire & Casualty, will be in court this week on a motion to amend his complaint and proposed order against the insurance company.

Nissan class action suit due in court

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 19, 2004

Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian will hear all pending motions in a fraud class action suit against Nissan Motor Acceptance (NMAC), which loans money to Nissan customers, on Dec. 1.

Driver, road contractor, auto maker sued in accident

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 18, 2004

Madison County resident Mary Ubaudi is seeking to recover at least $250,000 because of injuries she sustained in an auto accident last year.

Wangard hopes to bring balance on board

By Ann Knef | Nov 17, 2004

A desire to bring balance to a county board with bad spending habits is partly what motivated pediatrician Chris Wangard to run for public office.

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jason Boyd sued again

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 17, 2004

Pittsburgh Pirates minor league pitcher Jason Boyd cannot seem to stay out of trouble in Madison County.

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