Posted Nov 23, 2011 12:28 am CST
A downstate Illinois law firm reportedly has made “significant” employee layoffs, according to a local government official, after the reversal by the state supreme court several months ago of a $43 million verdict in a case against Ford Motor Co.
Firm founder Tom Lakin has been disbarred and is in federal prison in Texas, where he is expected to serve another year before being released. And name partner Charles Chapman, a retired appellate judge, died earlier this year at age 69.
The article says that law firm attorneys contacted by the newspaper did not respond to requests for comment.
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