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Wal-Mart, Sam's Club seek dismissal in personal injury case

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Oct. 16, 2008, 3:30am

Wal-Mart and Sam's Club has removed a St. Clair County personal injury suit to federal court in East St. Louis arguing complete diversity of citizenship exits.

Deal accepted; Lakin in federal custody

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Sep. 10, 2008, 8:45am

Tom Lakin, left, and his attorney Scott Rosenblum enter the federal courthouse in East St. Louis on Wednesday. EAST ST. LOUIS--Attorney Tom Lakin was taken into custody Wednesday at the federal courthouse in East St. Louis, after U.S. District Court Judge J. Phil Gilbert accepted a binding plea agreement on drug charges.

Stack close to ruling in Holiday Shores atrazine class actions

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Jun. 27, 2008, 12:58am

After 30 months under advisement in Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack's court, six class action lawsuits against major chemical manufacturers will finally get a ruling.

DirecTV class action gets preliminary approval by associate judge

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Apr. 3, 2008, 12:30am

Christopher Kolker St. Clair County Associate Judge Andrew Gleeson gave preliminary approval to a national class action settlement against DirecTV on March 25.

Wexstten claims Cates broke 'positive campaign' pledge in complaint to ISBA

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Jan. 3, 2008, 1:13pm

Wexstten launches his campaign in September. Here, he makes a stop at the courthouse in St. Clair County surrounded by county officials who back his candidacy. Gloves came off today in the race for Fifth Judicial District judge.

Madison County asbestos trial marks fifth defense verdict in a row

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Dec. 18, 2007, 9:00am

Randy Gori Without calling one single witness to testify in its defense during a rare Madison County asbestos trial, NL Industries was granted a defense verdict Dec. 14.

Madison County jurors reject Lakin's $15.6 million request in trial against Rosewood

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Dec. 12, 2007, 6:00am

Lakin A Madison County jury rejected plaintiff attorney Brad Lakin's request for $15.6 million in a wrongful death trial against Rosewood Care Center of Edwardsville.

ICC to hold Young and Fiss hearing over last year's DUI arrest

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Dec. 12, 2007, 5:11am

Young The Illinois Courts Commission (ICC) will hold a hearing next week involving St. Clair County Circuit Court Judges Patrick Young and Judge Jan V. Fiss over a DUI incident last year.

'7 Reasons' gives teens no-questions-asked contract not to drink, drive

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Nov. 29, 2007, 11:59am

Drummond "7 Reasons to Leave the Party," a blunt, visual and interactive school program designed to curb dangerous teen behavior was presented to several Metro-East high schools Wednesday.

'Best execution' class action against Fidelity refiled in St. Clair County

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Oct. 9, 2007, 10:49am

A class action lawsuit alleging Fidelity Management & Research Co. and FMR Co. breached "best execution" obligations by steering transactions to brokers who lavished them with "unlawful goodies," was refiled in St. Clair County Circuit Court Sept. 27.

Jurors find for plaintiff in Gingrich case; reduce award to $200k

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Oct. 9, 2007, 4:16am

A Madison County jury awarded a fraction of damages sought in a medical malpractice claim against area obstetrician Tina Gingrich, M.D.

Associate judges reappointed

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Jun. 11, 2007, 9:00am

The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts has tabulated the results of the reappointment ballots for associate judges in Illinois.

Mistrial called in Rosewood Care Center trial

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Mar. 26, 2007, 11:51am

Madison County Circuit Judge Dave Hylla declared a mistrial in a case against Rosewood Care Center of Edwardsville after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

Fiss pleads guilty to transporting beer, fined $500

Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef Mar. 20, 2007, 4:38pm

Jan Fiss St. Clair County Circuit Judge Jan Fiss was fined $500 after pleading guilty to unlawful transportation of alcohol.