Not Such a Good News…

December 19, 2007

I often thought they were doing something right there in Madison County for them to remain constantly in the cross hair of the anti-consumer, anti-justice, anti-American-Justice-System and pro-business groups such as the American Tort Reform Association. I wonder what changes have been implemented for ATRA to let Madison County fall short of its Blue Ribbon position on the List… More on that later.

Group: South Florida top `judicial hellhole’; Ill.’s Madison County falls from list

On Tuesday, the American Tort Reform Association left Madison County off of its rankings of “judicial hellholes” for the first time in the list’s six years — big stuff for the local court system that once topped the rankings for three years in a row.”It’s a very upbeat time for all of us in Madison County,” said Callis, the seven-year circuit judge who became chief judge in May 2006. While cautioning she’d never put much stock in what the pro-business lobbying group considers the worst legal venues for lawsuit defendants, the newest rankings “indicate we continue to move forward, making progress.”

The newest list is topped by South Florida, followed by Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and Gulf Coast, Illinois’ Cook County including Chicago, West Virginia and Nevada’s Clark County that includes Las Vegas.

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