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September News

01 Sep Insight

Do you HAVE to defend in Madison County?

Under the glare of nationwide publicity, the Illinois Supreme Court has fired a shot at forum-shopping abuses -- tactics by plaintiff lawyers that have led some commentators to describe Madison County as "the lawsuit capital of the world."
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August News

01 Aug Insight

A New Trial Please

Defendant requested the court to consider the res judicata effect of an unsuccessful application for leave to appeal pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 306(a)(1).
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01 Aug Insight

People Should Read Their Mail

Plaintiffs filed a class action against Sears Roebuck & Company, Sears National Bank and Allstate Insurance Company alleging unauthorized charges on their credit cards.
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01 Aug Insight

Buyers Agent Protected from Lead

Plaintiffs filed a complaint against defendants, Rodney Bruner and Century 21, for violating section 4852d()(4) of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992.
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01 Aug Insight

It's Old, It's Rotten, Insurance Won't Pay

The roof of Plaintiff's warehouse collapsed as a result of long-term decay. The insurance company refused to pay under plaintiff's property insurance policy, thus plaintiff filed suit to recover its damages. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the insurance company because the loss was not fortuitous and because of exclusions in the policy.
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