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Appeals court tosses $245K asbestos verdict for plasterer who judges said suffered no harm

Dan Churney Jun. 24, 2016, 10:44am

A state appellate panel in Springfield has scrapped a jury verdict that awarded $245,000 to a man whose lungs were scarred by asbestos, saying, despite the scarring, they did not believe the man suffered any impairment.

IL Supreme Court: Plaintiffs don't get to change judges simply because they withdraw, refile suit

Dana Herra Dec. 26, 2015, 11:50am

The Illinois Supreme Court has shot down a plaintiff’s attempt to change judges after she dropped a lawsuit and then re-filed it, saying her attempt to “reset the clock” on the process was a loophole those who wrote the rules did not intend to be exploited. State law allows each party to a lawsuit to request one substitution of judge without cause, as long as the motion is made before the judge has ruled on matters of substance in the case.