DEFENSE LAWYERS DEFEND MADISON COUNTY . . . At a press conference last week, a group of defense lawyers who practice in Madison County, Illinois, reportedly "bristled" at the description of Madison County as a "judicial hellhole."
Said one, "When you hear this judicial hellhole discussion, you've got to remember who started it. These are people who don't like being sued by anybody for any reason, whether the lawsuit has merit or not. So you need to keep in mind that the drumbeat about Madison County has not been beat by people who have legitimate injuries and go to have their day in court."
The press conference was called to show support for a Democratic judicial candidate.