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Lose an election? Sue, of course



Back in November, we covered the Gordon Maag/Lloyd Karmeier Supreme Court election in southern Illinois (see Nov. 5, 4, 3, 2). Maag, the trial-lawyer-backed candidate, not only lost the Supreme Court race but also (in an Illinois first) his retention election to the Court of Appeals.

Now Maag is fighting back in the way he knows how -- he's suing. Maag is seeking $110 million ($10 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages) from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Coalition for Jobs, Growth, and Prosperity, along with the latter group's president and treasurer. Maag alleges that an election flyer produced by the two groups was defamatory.

(via Bashman)

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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