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High court to hear case vital to Illinois debate; Lake County woman's own case opened the door

Mark Fitton Jul. 1, 2015, 11:39am

Pamela Harris of Lake County said Tuesday she was thrilled to hear the U.S. Supreme Court would hear the case of Rebecca Friedrichs, a California schoolteacher who doesn’t want to pay mandatory “fair share” dues to a union

Rig driver blames motorist for injuries in accident

Carol Ostrow Jul. 1, 2015, 1:22pm

A St. Clair County man is suing a motorist, alleging negligence for injuries stemming from an automobile accident in Fayetteville.

Justice Karmeier to speak at Patriotic Ceremony in Kaskaskia

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 1, 2015, 1:56pm

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier will speak at the 46th Annual Patriotic Ceremony on Saturday to celebrate the nation’s Independence Day as well as well as the day Illinois’ first state capital was liberated from the British by American Colonel George Rogers Clark.

Custodian accuses Cahokia school of wrongful termination

Carol Ostrow Jul. 2, 2015, 7:38am

A St. Clair County man filed a lawsuit against his former employer regarding a 2013 work-related injury in Cahokia that allegedly led to his wrongful termination in 2015.

Judge Kelley says State Farm owes a duty to defend Lakins in sexual abuse case

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 2, 2015, 12:44pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Randall Kelley has concluded that State Farm Insurance owes a duty to defend Tom Lakin and his son Kristopher Lakin in a sexual abuse case involving minors.

There's still no state budget; Senate stopgap passes, but House version fails

The Madison County Record Jul. 2, 2015, 2:51pm

Illinois still has no budget. The state Senate on Thursday passed a measure to provide about $2.2 billion for "essential services" for the month of July, but that bill apparently will not see action in the House until next week at the earliest.

100 Black Men of Alton pens letter to Judge Hylla; Blasts court for not retaining Beyers and Bailey

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 2, 2015, 5:40pm

The Alton chapter of the 100 Black Men of America calls the recent move to not retain five Madison County associate judges a “smoke screen” to cover an alleged racially motivated act.

HeplerBroom expands Edwardsville office with new associate attorney

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 3, 2015, 9:27am

Defense attorney Sheina R. Franco joins HeplerBroom’s Edwardsville office as an associate attorney.

Edward Blake named member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 3, 2015, 9:31am

Edward J. Blake Jr. of the Blake Behme Law Group has been selected as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Lewis Brisbois welcomes new associate attorney

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 3, 2015, 9:47am

Attorney Michael C. Schroer joins Lewis Brisbois’ Madison County office as an associate in the firm’s general liability practice.

Kim Kirn elected to National Board of Directors of AAM

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 5, 2015, 8:41pm

Attorney Kim Kirn has been elected to the National Board of Directors of the Association Attorney Mediators AAM.

Whistle-blower alleges retaliatory discharge from nursing home after reporting alleged abuse

Carol Ostrow Jul. 6, 2015, 8:27am

A former nursing home employee claims she was wrongfully terminated after reporting incidents of abuse and neglect that possibly led to the death of at least two of its residents in 2014.

Injured biker accuses driver of crossing the line

Carol Ostrow Jul. 6, 2015, 8:32am

A Madison County man filed a complaint against a motorist alleging vehicular negligence in a collision that allegedly left him with serious injuries. Zachary McElroy filed a lawsuit June 18 in Madison County Circuit Court against James Doty Jr. claiming negligence in a January 2014 crash in Granite City.

Pedestrian sues motorist over accident

Carol Ostrow Jul. 6, 2015, 8:33am

A man filed a lawsuit against a construction company and its employee for allegedly hitting him while he was walking down the street.

Woman blames motorist for running red light

Carol Ostrow Jul. 6, 2015, 8:36am

A St. Clair County woman claims another motorist caused a collision after failing to obey a red traffic signal.

Passenger dismisses suit against drivers involved in fatal high speed collision

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 6, 2015, 8:37am

An injured passenger involved in a fatal high speed collision at 100 miles per hour has voluntarily dismissed the suit against the two drivers he alleged were responsible.

Special administrator appointed for deceased Carr in legal malpractice suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 6, 2015, 8:41am

Following the April death of attorney Rex Carr, St. Clair County Circuit Judge Randall Kelley ordered that Glenn Carr would step in as administrator of the estate of Rex Carr in a legal malpractice lawsuit alleging he lost a medical malpractice case that he should have won for former client Lisa Comacho.

Plumber seeks to dismiss suit accusing him of starting fire in homeowner’s bathroom

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 6, 2015, 8:55am

A plumber accused of starting a fire while attempting to solder a wall cavity in the bathroom seeks to dismiss the case.

Nightclub patron’s lawsuit alleging police brutality removed to federal court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 6, 2015, 11:32am

The Village of Washington Park and one of its officers removed a case to federal court that alleges a bar patron was tasered without probable cause following a dispute at Hollywood Club.

Pharmacy, pharmacist seek to dismiss suit over alleged wrong prescription

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 6, 2015, 11:51am

A pharmacy and pharmacist seeks to dismiss a woman’s lawsuit alleging she suffered injuries when she was given the wrong prescription.