A new study released Monday by the Illinois Civil Justice League discussing the need for asbestos trust transparency in Illinois argues that "disconnect" between the asbestos bankruptcy trust system and asbestos litigation creates an unfair atmosphere for solvent defendants.
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot granted dismissal for a Chicago maintenance company wrongfully named a defendant in a patient’s suit alleging he developed numerous infections during dialysis treatments.
Given that his district educates a high percentage of low-income students and Cahokia property tax payers already are among the most burdened in the state, Superintendent Art Ryan says District 187 cannot be expected to meet more stringent testing requirements without more state funding.
In newly appointed Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan’s courtroom, a jury awarded a motorist $5,542 in a suit involving a parking lot collision, but also found that the plaintiff was 50 percent liable.
After two similar sales tax proposals benefiting schools failed in Madison and St. Clair Counties, several local school districts are suing the state for failing to provide the funding necessary to achieve the more rigorous and expensive learning standards required by in Illinois.
A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorcyclist $50,000 in a crash he says was caused when he had to swerve to avoid a minor girl who rode her bicycle into his path, but found the plaintiff was 30 percent negligent in the collision.
While two proposed 1 percent sales taxes in St. Clair County could drive shoppers away from an area considered a local hotspot for retail, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says the county has to invest in its community in order to grow.
A father accused of paying off debts with funds allegedly intended for his daughter’s college education seeks to dismiss the suit, arguing that any sums from his divorce proceeding belong to him and his ex-wife.