Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The “Judicial Hell Hole Defense”

Here’s an intriguing litigation tactic:

A Madison County [Ill.] judge, in a ruling filed Wednesday, revealed that a Chicago public relations firm recommended tying defense of a class-action lawsuit over water pollution with a campaign painting the local courts as a "judicial hellhole" friendly to frivolous lawsuits.

Syngenta, an agribusiness company hired “Jayne Thompson & Associates, a Chicago public relations firm to help it prevail in a law suit accusing Syngenta of polluting area groundwater. The trial judge has ordered the company to hand over the relevant documents to the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit. Here is the article from STL Today online.

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2011/04/the-judicial-hell-hole-defense.html

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