August 14, 2013 – Center for American Progress – Dodging a Billion-Dollar Verdict

Dodging a Billion-Dollar Verdict

Judge Lloyd Karmeier

SOURCE: AP/Charles Rex Arbogast

Republican Judge Lloyd A. Karmeier smiles as he reads from a t-shirt, “Top Ten Reasons I Voted For Judge Karmeier,” after defeating Democrat Gordon E. Maag for a seat on the Illinois Supreme Court, Tuesday, November 2, 2004, during an election night gathering at the American Legion Hall in Nashville, Illinois.

By Billy Corriher and Brent DeBeaumont | August 14, 2013

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A sitting Illinois Supreme Court justice could soon face questions under oath about allegations that he voted to overturn a $1 billion verdict against a powerful corporation that secretly spent millions of dollars to help him get elected.

About Don Barrett

Mr. Barrett is one of the preeminent trial lawyers in America and has achieved great success for thousands of clients. Mr. Barrett has been the leader of many large pieces of litigation including the Ford/Firestone MDL Litigation and the tobacco litigation that brought about the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with the tobacco industry.