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Mudge considering motion to certify Netco class action

Ann Maher Mar. 6, 2012, 9:00am

Bott Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge has taken under advisement a motion to certify a class action against Netco over mortgage-related fees.

Local asbestos rules are unfair to defendants, candidate says; Tortfeasor Act should be amended

Ann Maher Mar. 1, 2012, 10:37am

Weber A former circuit judge says the Madison County asbestos docket suffers from a unique problem.

Gilbert gives Tillery another 28 days to answer Syngenta's summary judgment motion

Ann Maher Mar. 1, 2012, 6:00am

Reeg U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert has granted a 28-day stay in proceedings and deadlines in a proposed class action against Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta AG.

Tillery's petition to revive $10 billion Price verdict in court May 22; Petition says Justice relied on inaccurate information

Ann Maher Feb. 28, 2012, 5:32am

Tillery Attorney Stephen Tillery argues that Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman relied on inaccurate information when she voted to reject a multi-billion dollar Madison County bench verdict over "light" cigarette labeling.

Temporiti named to St. Louis Business Journal 'most influential' list

Ann Maher Feb. 24, 2012, 2:54am

Temporiti ST. LOUIS - Gallop attorney John J. Temporiti has been named as one of the "Most Influential" people in metro St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal in the newspaper's February 17-23, 2012 edition.

U.S. Attorney announces public corruption press conference

Ann Maher Feb. 23, 2012, 10:58am

U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton announced that he "anticipates" a press conference will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday "concerning the status of certain ongoing public corruption matters."

Hawkins wants County Clerk to oversee primary election, not ESL Board of Elections

Ann Maher Feb. 23, 2012, 9:30am

An advocate for disbanding the East St. Louis Board of Elections wants a judge to keep the Board from administering the March 20 primary election.

Republican judicial candidates in St. Clair County do not fare well in advisory poll

Ann Maher Feb. 23, 2012, 8:16am

Without a nod from the St. Clair County Democratic Party, candidates in the 20th Judicial Circuit do not do very well in the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) judicial advisory poll.

Record number of tax buyers participate in Madison County tax sale

Ann Maher Feb. 23, 2012, 5:25am

Prenzler More than $4.4 million in real estate taxes were sold in Madison County on Wednesday to a record number of buyers, according to Treasurer Kurt Prenzler.

Napp receives 'recommended' rating in ISBA poll; Burkart says poll is influenced by politics

Ann Maher Feb. 22, 2012, 11:23am

Napp More than 90 percent of lawyers who participated in an Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) poll in the Third Judicial Circuit believe that Madison County Associate Judge Kyle Napp meets the requirements of office.

McGlynn and Cates rated 'highly qualified' in ISBA poll

Ann Maher Feb. 22, 2012, 5:42am

McGlynn Fifth District Appellate Court candidates Stephen McGlynn and Judy Cates both were rated "highly qualified" in an Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) poll conducted of lawyers within the district.

ISBA judicial evaluations released

Ann Maher Feb. 22, 2012, 5:36am

SPRINGFIELD - All candidates for Illinois judicial offices in the March 20 primary election have been rated by Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) evaluation committees, or in a poll conducted by ISBA.

Collinsville mayor says two-tier tow fee is justified

Ann Maher Feb. 16, 2012, 8:25am

Miller Collinsville Mayor John Miller believes his city's two-tier tow fee structure ($100 and $500) is justifiable and will be upheld in court, despite a class action lawsuit that claims assessing higher fees for drivers arrested on DUI or suspended or revoked license charges violates their due process rights.

Madison County cities push back in class actions over DUI tow fees

Ann Maher Feb. 16, 2012, 5:50am

Holland An attorney for the City of Granite City says the plaintiff in a proposed class action over certain towing fees failed to exhaust administrative remedies before filing suit.

20th Circuit features two judicial contests in '12

Ann Maher Feb. 14, 2012, 11:00am

Cruse Judicial contests in Madison and St. Clair counties, rarities in recent elections, are helping to shape the 2012 political landscape.

Asbestos and class action firms donating to Cates in appellate court campaign

Ann Maher Feb. 14, 2012, 8:00am

Cates Asbestos and class action attorneys are contributing in a big way to the campaign of Fifth District Appellate Court candidate Judy Cates of Swansea.

Frazier denies Syngenta AG's motion for protective order on documents and depositions

Ann Maher Feb. 14, 2012, 5:52am

Tillery U.S. Magistrate Philip Frazier has denied a defendant's motion for a protective order on documents sought in a proposed class action involving atrazine, as well as the company's request for an order prohibiting depositions of witnesses who are not its employees or directors.

Eye injuries claimed in rear-end accident with concrete mixer truck

Ann Maher Feb. 9, 2012, 7:46am

Glisson A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended the truck in which he was riding, causing him to sustain serious eye injuries.

Fourth District vacates McLean County asbestos conspiracy verdicts; New hearings on whether Honeywell witness must testify

Ann Maher Feb. 7, 2012, 11:00am

Cook SPRINGFIELD - The Fourth District Appellate Court has vacated two McLean County asbestos conspiracy verdicts, remanding them for new hearings on whether the defendant's expert should be compelled to appear at trial.

Peel conviction and sentence affirmed by Seventh Circuit

Ann Maher Feb. 7, 2012, 3:00am

Peel The conviction and sentence of former Madison County attorney Gary E. Peel, 67, has been affirmed by a panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.