An attorney has decided not to seek sanctions against a former client who allegedly filed a frivolous, time-barred legal malpractice suit after the attorney was suspended for her actions in his divorce litigation.
Seventh Circuit appellate judges affirmed the district court’s order dismissing a breach of contract suit on jurisdictional grounds for the second time after the plaintiff appeared to add a new Illinois defendant in an effort to defeat removal and dismissal.
Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted Pinnacle Foods’ motion to transfer a man’s icy slip and fall suit to Effingham County after the plaintiff said he chose Madison County as a “neutral” forum “where his rights will be vindicated.”
Collinsville attorney Marc Parker of Parker Law PC announced Wednesday that he is running for the open Madison County circuit judge seat created by Judge John Barberis’ election to the Fifth District Appellate Court.
Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted dismissal in an “untimely” legal malpractice suit against a previously suspended divorce attorney who later sought sanctions against her former client for allegedly filing a frivolous suit he knew was time barred.
Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied dismissal in an Edwardsville attorney’s defamation suit alleging a client’s opponent accused him of having low ethical standards and questioned his firm’s employee diversity.
In an opposition against the state’s motion to dismiss a dispute over school funding, several school districts argue that the “voluntary” Learning Standards are mandated by required tests that help define the students’ college admission.
Madison County Associate Judge Sarah Smith announced Wednesday that she will run for the open circuit judge seat created by Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s retirement when her term ends in December 2018.