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Belleville firm that defends county is big contributor to judges seeking to stay on bench

The Madison County Record Aug. 23, 2016, 5:53pm

Becker Hoerner law firm of Belleville, which earns hundreds of thousands a year representing St. Clair County in civil suits, contributed $5,000 each to campaigns of circuit judges Robert Haida and Robert LeChien this year.  

Client accuses former lawyer of breaching fiduciary duty

The Madison County Record Aug. 23, 2016, 12:45pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing her former attorney, alleging failure to act in a professional manner. 

Library district alleges multiple companies failed to properly install elevators

The Madison County Record Aug. 23, 2016, 12:27pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County library district is suing multiple businesses, alleging failure to properly install elevators.

Home care provider alleges former resident owes more than $51,000

The Madison County Record Aug. 23, 2016, 12:14pm

EDWARDSVILLE — An Edwardsville home care provider is suing a former resident, alleging failure to pay more than $51,000.

Whom would Governor Koster represent?

The Madison County Record Aug. 23, 2016, 10:12am

One man, one vote. That's how it's supposed to work, and still does when the election's not rigged and the ballot box stuffed with bogus ballots.

Lavite’s suit explains prior mistreatment leading to last year’s police car episode

The Madison County Record Aug. 23, 2016, 8:26am

EAST ST. LOUIS – Madison County veteran assistance superintendent Brad Lavite, suing county leaders for access to his office, offers chilling context for the behavior that prompted them to shut him out last year.

Lavite’s ban from admin building becomes political issue; Federal suit questions use of veterans’ funds

The Madison County Record Aug. 22, 2016, 1:56pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Madison County judges proposed to fly themselves and others to California with money that veteran assistance superintendent Brad Lavite raised for veterans, according to a lawsuit Lavite filed against the county on Aug. 5.

Patient alleges medical care providers' negligence led to injuries

The Madison County Record Aug. 18, 2016, 12:21pm

BELLEVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing local health care providers, alleging their negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Bank alleges couple owes more than $157,000

The Madison County Record Aug. 18, 2016, 11:56am

EDWARDSVILLE — A local bank is suing a Madison County couple, alleging they owe more than $157,000.

You can't be a referee and a player, too

The Madison County Record Aug. 17, 2016, 7:40am

While Judge Flack cannot rewrite his biography, he can help restore faith in his judgment by liquidating his portfolio, if only for the sake of appearances.

Simmons is big Koster contributor; Firm led class against Bridgeton landfill owner alongside AG

The Madison County Record Aug. 16, 2016, 7:37pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – John Simmons of Alton, who made more than $1 million suing a business that Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster sued at the same time, has contributed $275,000 to Koster’s campaign for governor.

Patient accuses lift manufacturers of product liability

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2016, 3:42pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Vandalia man is suing lift manufacturers, alleging they designed a defective lift mechanism. 

Mother blames motorist for son's death

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2016, 2:40pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing an Illinois motorist, alleging the defendant ran over her son and killed him. 

Driver blames Moro motorist for causing crash

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2016, 1:27pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing a Moro woman, alleging her negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Social services director accuses nursing home of wrongful termination

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2016, 1:11pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Wood River woman is suing a Bethalto a nursing home, alleged she was fired for refusing to engage in illegal activity. 

Daughter alleges long-care facility's negligence caused mother's injuries

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2016, 12:25pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A daughter is suing a Highland a long-care facility owner, alleging negligent in the care and treatment of her mother. 

Employee alleges exposure to harmful gases in coal mine

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2016, 12:07pm

BELLEVILLE — An employee and his wife are suing coal mine operators, alleging negligence led to the husband suffering injuries. 

Family sues trucking company after load allegedly causes collision

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2016, 11:51am

BELLEVILLE — A mother and daughter from Swansea are suing a Florida trucking company and one of tis drivers, alleging negligence led to a crash that caused injuries. 

Bank of Edwardsville sues customers over alleged default

The Madison County Record Aug. 11, 2016, 1:30pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A banking corporation is suing former customers, alleging they owe more than for $85,000 after defaulting.

Fourth District Appellate Court decision was judicial activism run amok

The Madison County Record Aug. 11, 2016, 1:21pm

The Appellate Court ignored the fact that four members of the State Board of Elections opined that the judges could not stand for election and four others voted they could. Even Baricevic and Haida obviously thought they couldn't run for election to their own seats; otherwise, they wouldn't have filed for each other's vacancy.