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Critic of six-member jury law is pleased with recent decision declaring it unconstitutional

Taryn Phaneuf Sep. 29, 2016, 1:04pm

SPRINGFIELD — In a 5-0 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court has struck down a law requiring six-member juries in civil trials.

New Illinois Supreme Court communications director steps up to the challenge

Taryn Phaneuf Sep. 29, 2016, 12:48pm

SPRINGFIELD — Christopher Bonjean will join the Illinois Supreme Court as director of the office of communications and public information. There, he will be responsible for reorganized the division charged with informing and educating Illinoisans about the judicial system.

Madison County driver alleges another motorist caused crash

Michael Abella Sep. 29, 2016, 11:40am

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County man is suing a motorist, alleging the defendant's negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Elderly Granite City man alleges former living partner owes $41,000

Michael Abella Sep. 29, 2016, 11:39am

EDWARDSVILLE — A Granite City man in his 60s is suing a woman who lived with him for 15 years, alleging financial exploitation of an elderly person.

Driver blames Phillips 66 for fall on ice

Michael Abella Sep. 29, 2016, 11:38am

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County man is suing Phillips 66, alleging the defendant's negligence caused the plaintiff to fall on ice and suffer injuries. 

Former employee accuses rehabilitation facility owner of wrongful termination

Michael Abella Sep. 29, 2016, 11:38am

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing an area rehabilitation facility owner, alleging violation of workers compensation acts, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Lumber business alleges Edwardsville customer owes nearly $57,000

Michael Abella Sep. 29, 2016, 11:34am

EDWARDSVILLE — An Edwardsville lumber business is suing a local customer, alleging failure to pay nearly $57,000. 

Madison County jury awards railroad worker who developed cancer $7.5M; Plaintiff attorney called defense arguments ‘dog and pony show’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 28, 2016, 7:54pm

A Madison County jury awarded a former Union Pacific railroad employee $7.5 million on Wednesday in Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Asbestos attorneys provide appellate practice tips; Forum and jurisdiction issues among top disputes

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 28, 2016, 10:42am

Asbestos attorneys William Kohlburn and Brad Elward acknowledged the issues surrounding forum and jurisdiction disputes in local asbestos litigation while discussing Missouri and Illinois appellate practices at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference.

Losing litigant argues that judge's appearance on parade float with opposing party is proof he should have recused

The Madison County Record Sep. 28, 2016, 7:26am

St. Clair County circuit judge Robert LeChien dismissed a suit against Cahokia village clerk Richard Duncan in a political season that also found them courting voters together.  

And the winner of this year's Asbestos Derby is . . .

The Madison County Record Sep. 28, 2016, 7:03am

Madison County's asbestos court retains its title in 2016 as the most active docket in the country, with the number of new cases filed through June 30 up 10 percent. Win, place, or show, asbestos attorneys will be in the money. The odds for anyone else are a million to one.

Judge slaps down Illinois Election Day voter registration system, saying it dilutes rural citizens' rights

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 27, 2016, 5:25pm

A federal judge has prohibited Illinois’ most populated counties from continuing to register voters at polling places on Election Day, saying the way the system is currently set up in the state violates the rights of people voting in Illinois’ more rural regions.

Critic of Caseyville mayor and state rep candidate indicted for death threat

The Madison County Record Sep. 27, 2016, 4:43pm

Brad Van Hoose of Belleville, constant critic of Caseyville Mayor Leonard Black and legislative candidate Bob Romanik, faces prison time.  

St. Louis asbestos litigation trends detailed at conference; ‘Rolling docket’ compared to Mad Co.'s ‘rocket docket’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:12pm

Local asbestos attorneys provided guidance on how to navigate St. Louis City’s asbestos docket and outlined recent trends in St. Louis asbestos litigation.

First Collinsville Bank claims borrowers defaulted on loan

Michael Abella Sep. 27, 2016, 3:09pm

EDWARDSVILLE — First Collinsville Bank is suing after two borrowers allegedly defaulted on their loan.

Electric company voluntarily dismissed from woman's suit alleging power pole fell on her vehile while driving

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:02pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder granted voluntarily dismissal of claims against an electric company in a woman’s suit alleging a power pole collapsed on her vehicle while she was operating it in Vandalia.

Patient voluntarily dismisses suit alleging breast implants migrated four times

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 2:58pm

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted voluntary dismissal in a lawsuit alleging a cancer survivor’s breast implants migrated multiple times after four surgeries.

Man seeks default in discrimination suit against Madison County Kid’s Corner

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 2:54pm

A man alleging The Madison County Kid’s Corner discriminated against him because of his gender seeks a default judgment.

Substitute of attorney granted for Wal-Mart in Byron's suit alleging injury from saddle stool

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 2:52pm

The O’Hagan Meyer firm withdrew as counsel for Wal-Mart in former Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron’s suit alleging he was injured fell off a pre-assembled saddle stool.

Dentist sued after patient allegedly contracts herpes virus from contaminted tools

Michael Abella Sep. 27, 2016, 2:48pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman claims her daughter contracted the herpes simplex Type 1 virus from contaminated dental tools during a routine dental exam.