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Decatur is referred to as the soybean capital of the world, however, it is known to locals as the seat and largest city of Macon County. Decatur is also widely known as the home of President Abraham Lincoln and the location where he gave his first political speech.
Decatur is also where you'll find a number of talented lawyers who are familiar with local Macon County courts. Lawyers in Decatur admit a broad variety of cases including chapter 13 bankruptcy, child custody, auto injury, wrongful termination cases, as well as the drafting of wills and trusts.
Recently, the Decatur based Archer Daniels Midland Company settled a nine year long class action price fixing lawsuit. The Archer Daniels Midland Company has agreed to pay $400 million to settle the lawsuit that was filed in Federal District Court in Illinois, one of the largest amounts ever awarded in an antitrust lawsuit. Archer Daniels had plead guilty in a criminal case for collaborating with competitors to fix prices on lysine and citric acid. The most recent case was over price fixing high-fructose corn syrup and part of the $400 million will be awarded to companies like the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo.
If you are filing a lawsuit in Decatur, you will be visiting the Macon County Circuit Court
which is the only trial level court in Illinois and retains jurisdiction over all types of cases. Domestic relations
, criminal, civil cases including small claims
, and juvenile cases are all heard on the circuit court level.
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