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Gateway Roofing, driver sued over O'Fallon crash

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 13, 2017, 5:27pm

BELLEVILLE — Two plaintiffs are suing the owner of a roofing company and a driver, alleging negligence for striking their vehicle and causing injuries.

Man alleges motorist caused multi-car crash in Cahokia

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 13, 2017, 5:21pm

BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing another motorist claiming she was responsible for a multiple-car collision in Cahokia in 2015.

Madison County civil docket June 19-23

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 13, 2017, 2:19pm

Ten lawsuits have hearings scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for June 19-23 with Circuit Judges Ruth, Matoesian and Crowder.

Madison County asbestos jury docket June 19-23

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 13, 2017, 2:15pm

The Madison County asbestos jury docket is scheduled for June 19 and 23 at 9 a.m. in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom.

Madison County asbestos motion docket June 19-23

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 13, 2017, 2:10pm

The Madison County asbestos motion docket is scheduled for June 19-23 at 9 a.m. in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327.

Madison County foreclosures June 6-9

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 13, 2017, 1:59pm

There were five foreclosures in Madison County from June 6-9.

Tillery suit against economists highlights relationships between lawyers and judges in major litigation

The Madison County Record Jun. 13, 2017, 12:39pm

BENTON – Former U.S. district judge Patrick Murphy, who represents lawyer Stephen Tillery as plaintiff in the court of Senior U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert, successfully defended Gilbert against an ethics complaint last year.

We have to burn the village to save the village

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Jun. 13, 2017, 11:35am

About one in six Illinois homeowners are seriously underwater, according to a report from the Illinois Policy Institute, which is 70 percent higher than the national average. And locally, homeowners in several communities suffer greater than the state average in being seriously under water - owing more than their home is worth. For instance, in East St. Louis, 41 percent of homeowners are under water; in Alton, 20 percent and in Belleville, 18 percent.

CSX engineer claims driver for transportation service slammed door on his head

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 13, 2017, 9:30am

BELLEVILLE — A locomotive engineer claims a driver hired to transport employees injured him by shutting a door on his head.

Henderson Trucking says former employee gave confidential information to third party

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 13, 2017, 9:26am

BELLEVILLE — A Caseyville trucking company is suing a former employee and delivery service company after the employee allegedly disclosed false statements about her former employer's finances.

Swanson Martin & Bell expands offices in Madison County, St. Louis

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 12, 2017, 5:46pm

Swanson Martin & Bell adds four attorneys from Heyl Royster and Pitzer Snodgrass.

Rands appointed special prosecutor in Wigginton DUI; Former U.S. Attorney pleads not guilty

Ann Maher Jun. 12, 2017, 5:39pm

Illinois appellate prosecutor David Rands has been appointed to handle DUI and related traffic charges against former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton who was arrested last month by Troy police.

John Scanlon selected president of Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

David Hutton Jun. 12, 2017, 5:12pm

CHICAGO – Veteran attorney John P. Scanlon was selected to lead the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association as the 64th president after being officially installed during the group’s annual convention at the Westin Hotel.

Fifth District affirms Crowder's ruling in shareholder case

David Hutton Jun. 12, 2017, 4:37pm

Appeals court sides with a circuit court decision ruling that the majority shareholders in a closely held corporation oppressed minority shareholders.

Sanctions against Wigginton clients in uConnect case top $16K

The Madison County Record Jun. 12, 2017, 2:26pm

Chrysler submitted a $16,337.50 bill against clients of former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton in federal court on June 6, as the company’s cost of restoring confidentiality to trade secrets he exposed.

Illinois lawmakers pass legislation requiring financial impact statements on executive orders, ignore cost of bills they pass

Mindy Ruckman, Illinois Policy Institute Jun. 12, 2017, 2:21pm

House Bill 2379 would require fiscal impact statements on every executive order. However, less than 3 percent of bills enacted into law in the 99th General Assembly had fiscal notes.

Supreme Court continues e-filing transition with new digital deadlines

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 12, 2017, 7:48am

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court announced on May 30 amendments to its statewide plan of converting to a digital filing system.

Former CSX employee claims railway company liable for asbestos-related cancer

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 12, 2017, 7:37am

BELLEVILLE — A maintenance worker is suing a railway company, alleging that its negligence surrounding employees' asbestos exposure led to his cancer diagnosis.

Man claims driver struck his motorcycle in East St. Louis while pulling out of lot

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 12, 2017, 7:33am

BELLEVILLE — A motorcyclist is suing the driver of a car alleging negligence for serious injuries from a June 2016 accident.

Mother sues over Mascoutah rear-end collision

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 12, 2017, 7:32am

BELLEVILLE — A mother is suing a motorist alleging that her negligence resulted in a crash and severe injuries to her and her children