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Critics Call Madison County 'Class Action Magnet'

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The Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville, Ill.

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis – When tobacco giant Philip Morris was handed a $10-billion judgment in a class- action lawsuit this year, it happened in a Madison County, Illinois, courtroom. It's a popular jurisdiction for lawyers filing class-action lawsuits.

KWMU's Matt Sepic reports for NPR that now some groups are criticizing the county for being a "plaintiff's paradise."

Click here to link to the audio at npr.org.

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