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LeChien's substitution rate remains high; Six times in six recent days, records show

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2016, 8:50am

A review of cases assigned to St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien shows that parties asked for substitutes five times in September’s last week and once the next Monday. 

Class certification briefing deadlines extended, investigator's deposition ordered in Hale v. State Farm

Ann Maher Oct. 29, 2015, 1:30pm

An investigator for plaintiffs in the high stakes Hale v. State Farm racketeering case must submit to a deposition by Dec. 8.

Hale v. State Farm: Magistrate wants deposition of plaintiff's investigator sooner rather than later

The Madison County Record Oct. 20, 2015, 4:04pm

Doug Wojcieszak, an investigator for lawyers suing State Farm over its role in the 2004 campaign of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier, canceled a deposition about his investigation on five days notice. State Farm counsel Joseph Cancila of Chicago reported the cancellation to U.S.

St. Clair County structured settlement cases moved to federal court in Chicago

The Madison County Record Sep. 1, 2015, 6:56am

Two class actions that David Cates of Swansea filed for a Chicago man in St. Clair County have wound up in federal court at Chicago, and a third awaits a decision on jurisdiction. U.S.