Ann Knef News

Cueto won't seek retention in 2012

By Ann Knef | Oct 6, 2011

Cueto St. Clair County Circuit Judge Lloyd Cueto will not seek retention in 2012, according to a report in the Belleville News-Democrat.

Competing candidates for State's Attorney hold $10 and $1,000 fund-raisers

By Ann Knef | Sep 15, 2011

Sholar Alton attorney Amy Sholar jabbed Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons over a $1,000 per plate fund-raiser being held for him tonight at Porter's Restaurant in Collinsville.

Madison County complaint seeks to recover $400k over investment losses

By Ann Knef | Sep 15, 2011

Prenzler Madison County has filed a claim against an investment banking firm seeking to recover $400,000 in losses it alleges were due to the purchase of risky bonds.

Lawyer's suit over share of $10.5 million Connors' settlement at trial

By Ann Knef | Sep 15, 2011

Jimmy Connors A lawsuit involving former law partners Michael Constance and Edward Brennan over a $10.5 million settlement reached with their former client, tennis star Jimmy Connors, is at trial in St. Clair County.

Madison and St. Clair counties spent $3.1 million in litigation costs last year, study says

By Ann Knef | Sep 14, 2011

Akin Madison and St. Clair County governments spent a combined $3.1 million dollars defending against lawsuits in 2010, according to a study released today from Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW).

Saline Township's motion to dismiss sexual harassment cases in court Sept. 23

By Ann Knef | Sep 8, 2011

Saline Township's motion for dismissal with prejudice and final and appealable order from six sexual harassment and battery suits will be heard by Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 23.

Boat owners want City of Alton to answer interrogatories

By Ann Knef | Sep 8, 2011

Bradley Boat owners Layne and Leslee Gibson are asking Madison County Circuit Judge Ann Callis to order the City of Alton to answer their interrogatories and requests for production in a property damage lawsuit.

Morgan's lawyer asks judge for guidance in dealing with health issues

By Ann Knef | Sep 8, 2011

ST. LOUIS - An attorney representing former St. Louis County planning commission chairman Douglas Morgan is asking a federal judge for guidance in dealing with his client's health problems.

County candidate's case to be heard by Illinois Supreme Court

By Ann Knef | Sep 6, 2011

Wisnasky-Bettorf A St. Clair County Republican whose bid for a county-wide office was thwarted by a Democratic opponent will have her grievance heard during oral arguments at the Illinois Supreme Court on Sept. 20.

Case management order sets out deadlines in Sara Buske legal malpractice case

By Ann Knef | Sep 1, 2011

Beasley Another case management conference is set next year in a Madison County legal malpractice case brought by Sara Buske against the Springfield law firm of Feldman, Wasser, Draper & Cox.

Motion to compel seeks answers to interrogatories in legal malpractice case

By Ann Knef | Sep 1, 2011

Dripps A Collinsville attorney facing a legal malpractice suit is asking Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth to compel the plaintiff to answer interrogatories and requests for production.

Belleville attorney elected Secretary of Illinois State Bar Association

By Ann Knef | Aug 31, 2011

Scott CHICAGO - Russell K. Scott, a senior litigation officer with Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. in Belleville, and co-manager of the firm's Southern Illinois Practice Group, has been elected secretary of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Case against former Mallon firm continued to Sept. 30

By Ann Knef | Aug 30, 2011

Mallon Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla will hear all pending motions in a suit brought by a former law associate against the firm run by the late Lance Mallon and his successors.

Judge orders DNA testing in child support challenge

By Ann Knef | Aug 30, 2011

Madison County Associate Judge Dean Sweet has ordered DNA testing of a boy at the center of a child support challenge.

Attorney wants stay in case against Tom Lakin lifted

By Ann Knef | Aug 30, 2011

Tom Lakin East Alton attorney Ed Unsell has filed a motion to lift a stay on a civil lawsuit pending against L. Thomas Lakin that accuses Lakin of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.

Class action against Kraft over wages dismissed without prejudice

By Ann Knef | Aug 24, 2011

Phebus A proposed class action against Kraft Foods Global brought by workers claiming unpaid wages has been dismissed without prejudice by Madison County Circuit Judge Ann Callis.

Ruth dismisses case against Hertz and Sheriff's Department

By Ann Knef | Aug 24, 2011

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth has dismissed with prejudice a suit brought against Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz and his department over psychiatric care that a prisoner claims he was denied.

Matoesian sets aside default order in case against First Student

By Ann Knef | Aug 22, 2011

Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian has set aside a default judgment order in a case against First Student, Inc. and William Tarrant.

Parent sues daycare claiming worker stepped on and fractured child's leg

By Ann Knef | Aug 18, 2011

Carrot Patch Day Care in Columbia is being sued by a parent who claims her son suffered a fractured leg when a daycare worker stepped off a chair and came in contact with the boy.

Mother claims daughter burned by overheated McDonald's product

By Ann Knef | Aug 18, 2011

A mother is suing a St. Clair County McDonald's restaurant over third degree burns and significant scarring she says her daughter sustained when overheated products fell on her lower right extremity.

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