KCIC’s “Asbestos Litigation: 2016 Year in Review report” includes filing statistics by disease, jurisdiction, and plaintiff firm. After being released earlier this month, it is the report findings about Madison County, Ill., that are making several headlines.
The Madison-St. Clair Record has run two stories:
Asbestos report shows Madison County remains ‘preeminent mature’ jurisdiction Madison County's court system and some of the high profile local lawyers who built their practices here continue to dominate the nation's asbestos litigation landscape. Read more
Madison County’s top asbestos filers bring the most out of state claims Analysis of the top five jurisdictions across the country where out of state plaintiffs go to file their asbestos claims shows that Madison County circuit court, unsurprisingly, carries a high percentage of them. Read more
And, in the Illinois News Network:
Asbestos plaintiffs seek friendly results in Madison County A county in downstate Illinois has almost three times as many asbestos-related lawsuits as any other county in the nation. Reform advocates say it's costing Illinois' businesses. Read more
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