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Illinois: A Madison County dissident

Belleville, Ill. attorney Tom Keefe believes that big payouts on many locally filed class actions are "utterly ridiculous", that the asbestos docket includes out-of-state cases that "[don't] belong here", and that a few bad-apple lawyers seeking riches have "put themselves first and have destroyed the profession." Not a surprising set of views in themselves, the difference being that Keefe is a successful local personal injury attorney who clearly feels no obligation to march in lockstep with some of his brethren.

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Rafael Mangual
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Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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