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State tax hike means Harrisburg's richest get richer

The Madison County Record Jul. 21, 2017, 1:13pm

School’s out in the summertime. So when Harrisburg’s Mike and Angella Gauch decided they would drive to Springfield earlier this month, getting out of work wasn’t a concern.

Herndon denies remand to St. Clair County in personal injury suit against Dillard's

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 10:02pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – St.Clair County resident Toni Perrin concealed the value of a suit against retailer Dillard’s in bad faith to defeat federal jurisdiction, U.S. District Judge David Herndon ruled on July 13.

Karmeier deposition key factor in State Farm's summary judgment move in multi-billion RICO case

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 9:53pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier swore he knew nothing of campaign contributions from State Farm in 2004, according to a motion the insurer filed against a $10 billion racketeering claim on July 17.

Three strikes and SAFE is out!

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 12:23pm

If law enforcement officials don't have to obey a law, why would anyone else?

Seventh Circuit reverses Madison County jury verdict favoring jail guards

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 9:31am

CHICAGO – U.S. Seventh Circuit appellate judges reversed a jury verdict clearing Madison County jail guards of blame for a suicide attempt that has kept Reginald Pittman in a vegetative state for 10 years.

Press not welcome at the annual AAJ convention

The Madison County Record Jul. 12, 2017, 10:54am

Unless you have a lot of experience with things like skis, stilts, and pogo sticks, you run a real good risk of falling down when you give them a go.

Rex Carr continues to win court battles; Fourth District decides malpractice claim

The Madison County Record Jul. 11, 2017, 9:34am

SPRINGFIELD – Rex Carr, who won most of his court battles while alive, has won a court battle in death.

St. Clair County foreclosures June 16-July 5

The Madison County Record Jul. 10, 2017, 5:43pm

There were 29 foreclosures in St. Clair County from June 16 to July 5.

I-LAW calling on Illinois lawmakers to follow 'Show Me' state in lawsuit reform

The Madison County Record Jul. 10, 2017, 5:30pm

Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch will hold a press conference at the Malcom Martin Memorial Park in East St. Louis at 10 a.m. on Thursday to call on Illinois legislators to follow the lead of their counterparts in Missouri in enacting meaningful lawsuit reforms.

Power outage shuts down Madison County Criminal Justice Center

The Madison County Record Jul. 10, 2017, 4:58pm

The Madison County Criminal Justice Center lost power Monday, forcing officials to close the building for repairs, according to a press release issued by the County.

Madison County appeals $659K judgment in former employee’s ADA case

The Madison County Record Jul. 5, 2017, 4:54pm

CHICAGO – Madison County has appealed a jury verdict finding the treasurer’s office discriminated against employee Linda Dunnagan while current county board chairman Kurt Prenzler occupied the office.

Madison County asbestos jury docket July

The Madison County Record Jun. 30, 2017, 12:05pm

Click here for the Madison County asbestos jury docket for July 2017.

Madison County asbestos motion docket July

The Madison County Record Jun. 30, 2017, 12:02pm

Click here for Madison County asbestos motion docket for July 2017.

Johnson & Johnson's adversaries may have to take a powder

The Madison County Record Jun. 30, 2017, 9:54am

Having no scientific basis for their claims may not stop some venue-shopping, payday-seeking plaintiff lawyers, but recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding the right place to bring a lawsuit could stop the trolling.

Madison County civil docket July 5-14

The Madison County Record Jun. 30, 2017, 8:55am

There are 40 cases with hearings scheduled on the civil docket for July 5-14, including hearings on a motion for summary judgment in an insurance dispute and motion to dismiss an amended complaint in a discrimination suit.

Suspect in felony public corruption case gets vacation pass to the Bahamas

The Madison County Record Jun. 27, 2017, 6:35pm

BELLEVILLE – Some felony suspects have to go to jail, but felony suspect Ruth Hamilton Dean gets to go to the Bahamas.

Chrysler seeks summary judgment in uConnect proposed class action

The Madison County Record Jun. 27, 2017, 3:17pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Chrysler has stepped up against a claim that hackers could seize control of vehicles, and the lawyer pursuing the case, Stephen Wigginton, appears to be stepping away from it.

Madison County real estate May 30-31

The Madison County Record Jun. 27, 2017, 3:09pm

An Edwardsville home sold for $630,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for May 30-31.

Lawyer who defends St. Clair County in jail suits faces suit over car crash

The Madison County Record Jun. 27, 2017, 2:32pm

Attorney Thomas Ysursa, who defends St. Clair County in jail suits and other civil actions, faces a suit claiming his car rammed the rear of another while a mobile device distracted him.

Asbestos lawyer guilt, projected

The Madison County Record Jun. 20, 2017, 5:48pm

Radical left-wingers often use the banner of “social justice” to implement their hidden agendas, and the “racial sobriety” program offered by Fr. Clarence Williams is a perfect example.