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April 15th, 2011

Judge Dempsey’s Home-Cookin’ Has Rural Alabama County Poised for Judicial Hellholes Ignominy

With his recent home-job handling of a specious lawsuit brought by a local manufacturer against an out-of-state software company, Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Terry Dempsey appears singlehandedly determined to qualify his rural Alabama jurisdiction as the next notorious Judicial Hellhole . . . → Read More: Judge Dempsey’s Home-Cookin’ Has Rural Alabama County Poised for Judicial Hellholes Ignominy

January 3rd, 2011

Civil Death Penalty Upheld by Nevada Supreme Court

The Nevada Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing of case in which it had upheld imposition of the “civil death penalty” against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., eliminating all of its defenses and resulting in a $30 million judgment against the company. . . . → Read More: Civil Death Penalty Upheld by Nevada Supreme Court

December 22nd, 2010

Reforms Sought in Madison County

“Seven businesses that constantly defend asbestos suits in Madison County have urged Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder to curtail the county’s role as a litigation magnet,” according to The Madison Record today.

Though the judiciary deserves credit for significantly improving the county’s civil justice system since Madison County, Illinois was named the report’s first #1 Judicial Hellhole, it remains on the Watch List due to concerns that it is backsliding.  In 2006, asbestos cases had waned to 325 after waxing to a high of about 950 in 2003. In 2009, however, the number of such filings surged back up to 814.  According to the proposal filed with Judge Crowder, lawyers have filed 738 . . . → Read More: Reforms Sought in Madison County