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Although the city of Champaign is mostly surrounded by endless fields of corn and other crops, the city is still considered to be a major player in the Silicon Prairie. Seven companies from the Fortune 500 have offices in Champaign, with two more on the way.
If you have been named in a lawsuit in Champaign, you should probably plan on talking to one of the experienced Champaign lawyers in the area. These attorneys are skilled in many areas of law such as malpractice, personal injury, bankruptcy, tax, criminal defense, DUI, divorce, child custody, wills and estates, and more.
A Champaign man recently won a victory in his suit against the Diocese of Belleville in which he claims that he was sexually molested by a priest during the 1970s. The man, now in his late 40s, faced a challenge when the Diocese moved to dismiss the lawsuit. The motion went all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court, which denied the Diocese’s motion for dismissal of the suit. The Champaign man’s suit claims that from 1973 to 1978 he was sexually abused by one of the priests at the church. Now that the case is begging in earnest, the jury must first decide whether the church intentionally hid information about the priest’s sexual abuse.
If you need to file your lawsuit that arose in Champaign, you will probably have to go to the Champaign County Courthouse which houses the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit
. Going to court can be intimidating at times, which is why it is helpful to have a local attorney by your side to keep you calm.
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