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Chicago attorney Paul Weiss suspended over sexual misconduct charges

Jul. 28, 2015, 7:26pm by Record News

SPRINGFIELD – Attorney Paul Weiss of Chicago, who rode the crest of the class action wave in Madison County, has lost his law license for a long time. On July 23, a review board of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission suspended him for 30 months and until further order. more...

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Gregory Shevlin elected to Illinois Bar Foundation board of directors

Jul. 28, 2015, 10:17am by Heather Isringhausen Gvillo

Belleville attorney Gregory L. Shevlin has been elected to the board of directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation for a two-year term.

Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel sponsors blood drive

Jul. 28, 2015, 10:01am by Heather Isringhausen Gvillo

The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Young Lawyers Division, is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive next month. The event is scheduled for Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Judge Gleeson grants summary judgment in case alleging rental fraud

Jul. 28, 2015, 9:54am by Heather Isringhausen Gvillo

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson granted default judgment on July 24 in a woman’s lawsuit against a property owner who allegedly inflated rental fees and then refused to perform the required work to make the property inhabitable.

Metrolink denies liability in passenger’s stairway slip

Jul. 28, 2015, 9:49am by Heather Isringhausen Gvillo

Metrolink denies liability in woman’s personal injury suit alleging she was injured after she slipped and fell on wet stairs as she was using its light rail system.

Apartment complex removes suit alleging injuries from faulty balcony railing

Jul. 28, 2015, 9:36am by Heather Isringhausen Gvillo

An apartment complex removed a case to federal court that alleges a man was injured when a faulty balcony railing allegedly caused him to fall.

Student’s lawsuit demanding costs of college transferred to non-jury docket

Jul. 28, 2015, 9:32am by Heather Isringhausen Gvillo

St. Clair County Circuit Court Andrew Gleeson ruled that a 22-year-old student’s lawsuit demanding costs of attending college from her father is a non-jury case.

Tree cutter admits that he was liable for his own alleged injuries in suit against homeowner

Jul. 28, 2015, 9:29am by Heather Isringhausen Gvillo

A tree cutter who originally sued a homeowner after he fell out of the tree while sawing off limbs has admitted that the defendant is not liable for his alleged injuries and that he climbed the tree of his own accord. Plaintiff Cody LaFarge’s May 29 admission states that he is not holding defendant Kelly Thurman responsible for him falling out of the tree on the defendant’s property. “At no time did Kelly direct me to climb into the tree."

Metro denies passenger’s eye popped out of his head when train doors closed on him

Jul. 28, 2015, 9:24am by Heather Isringhausen Gvillo

Metro accuses a passenger of exaggerating his injuries in a personal injury suit alleging the man’s eye popped out of his head when the train doors closed on him as he was exiting.

$5M legal malpractice suit settled for undisclosed amount

Jul. 28, 2015, 9:17am by Heather Isringhausen Gvillo

A woman’s $5 million legal malpractice lawsuit alleging Belleville attorneys and their firm failed to properly investigate injuries she claims to have sustained while working on a cruise ship has been settled and dismissed.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 4-7

Jul. 28, 2015, 9:07am by Carrie Gonzalez

Madison County Circuit Judges Mudge, Ruth and Crowder have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Aug. 4-7.