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Judges appointed to Illinois State Bar Association committees

Sara McCleary Jul. 31, 2017, 6:08pm

SPRINGFIELD – More than 75 of Illinois’ 33,000 judges have been appointed to a number of Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) committees and councils.

Appellate court compels arbitration for Energy Absorption Systems and John Thomas Inc. in worksite death case

Sara McCleary Jun. 27, 2017, 10:05am

MT. VERNON — The Fifth District Appellate Court recently affirmed St. Clair County Circuit Court Judge Vincent Lopinot's decision compelling arbitration in a lawsuit arising from a construction worker's 2012 worksite death.

District Court throws out sexual harassment case from nurse against employer Wexford

Sara McCleary Jun. 2, 2017, 3:47pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has granted summary judgment in favor of defendants Wexford Health Sources and a supervisor in a sexual harassment case.

New attorneys to be sworn in at Illinois State Bar admission ceremonies May 4

Sara McCleary May 4, 2017, 2:03pm

Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier will be presiding over a bar admission ceremony in Collinsville today where 86 new attorneys will be sworn in.

Annual Law Day Run to take place in Belleville this Saturday, April 29

Sara McCleary Apr. 27, 2017, 9:31am

BELLEVILLE — The 16th annual Law Day Run will be held in downtown Belleville on Saturday, April 29.

MDL common benefit fund to pay state court funds for Bayer litigation

Sara McCleary Apr. 19, 2017, 8:44am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Southern District of Illinois judge recently adopted a recommendation that requires a pay-out from the multidistrict litigation (MDL) common benefit fund for now-settled birth control product liability litigation against Bayer.

Former Dow, General Steel workers hear from compensation reps

Sara McCleary Apr. 7, 2017, 9:40am

Representatives of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) were on hand April 5 to answer questions from former employees of Dow Chemical and General Steel Industries.

Illinois appellate court upholds murder conviction appeal, which argued ineffectual defense for agreeing to DNA testing delay

Sara McCleary Mar. 26, 2017, 9:51am

The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld the convictions and sentences of a man found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida's court. 

Edward Blake named one of Illinois' top ten family law attorneys

Sara McCleary Jan. 30, 2017, 3:59pm

BELLEVILLE – Edward J. Blake Jr. of Blake Behme Law Group, P.C., has been named one of Illinois' top ten family law attorneys by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA).