Union County Circuit Judge Mark M. Boie, a Republican, has been assigned a seat on the Fifth District Appellate Court to fill the vacancy created by the election of Justice David Overstreet last November.
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Lawyers in Illinois have until April 22 to evaluate associate judges (outside Cook County) in a poll conducted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).
While the rate of asbestos filings is generally declining in courts across the country, a new litigation trend developing in Madison County and elsewhere is the inclusion of non-occupational talc exposure claims within traditional occupational asbestos exposure complaints.
With a little help from city officials, and in spite of protest over that help, voters in Wood River have passed a 1 percent sales tax increase by a margin of 54 to 46 percent.
Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison declined to order the City of Wood River to remove "vote Yes" signs positioned on city-owned property and inside City Hall that promote a sales tax increase referendum on the ballot in Tuesday's election.
A bill that would repeal a requirement that jurors understand what are sometimes complex instructions in civil litigation before arriving at verdict is advancing in the State House.
BENTON – To preserve jurisdiction over 8,655 claims of injury from Just for Men hair dye, John Driscoll of St. Louis proposes to treat four defendants as one.
The state has passed a bill that lifts restrictions for when workers suffering from occupational disease, such as asbestos, must file suit against an employer.
A press conference is scheduled Wednesday at noon outside the Madison County courthouse to draw attention to a clerical error that allows former U.S, Attorney Stephen Wigginton to retain driving privileges while prosecutors pursue a second DUI charge against him.
Trial-lawyer bill would lift filing restrictions in asbestos claims; Critic says proposal would create unlimited liability
A bill that would reverse a 2015 state Supreme Court decision by allowing workers with latent diseases to sue their employers will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon.
As former Illinois state senator Kyle McCarter prepares to assume the role as U.S. ambassador to Kenya, terrorist threats in the eastern African nation remain heightened three weeks after a deadly attack at a Nairobi hotel and office complex.
Residency of newly appointed Madison County associate judge - asbestos attorney Julian - is questioned
At the time attorney John Barry Julian would have submitted his application for Madison County associate judge, he was not a registered voter in the Third Judicial Circuit.
The newest associate judges who will serve at St. Clair County Circuit Court are Stacy Campbell, 37, of O'Fallon; Patrick R. Foley, 44, of Belleville and Kevin T. Hoerner, 56, of Belleville.
Asbestos attorney Julian applies for Madison Co. judgeship; Critic says enough with Dems crowding bench - try 'diversity of thought'
Twelve area attorneys have applied for the associate judge position that opened after Sarah Smith was elected circuit judge in Madison County in November, including the co-founder of what has become a national asbestos law firm.
New Year's Eve DUI arrest report indicates Wigginton's estranged wife placed call to Edwardsville police
A DUI arrest report of former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton indicates that his estranged wife Kathleen contacted Edwardsville police to report he was "highly intoxicated" after striking her friend's vehicle in a Sonic restaurant parking lot at around 10 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Thirty local lawyers have applied for three associate judge positions that became open after the November election.
Former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton will appear before a Madison County judge next month to face another driving under the influence charge.
WASHINGTON - While it isn't the first lawsuit filed over the federal government's recent ban on bump-stock devices, one initiated by Edwardsville attorneys at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is the only chance, they say, owners have of getting compensated for the taking of their property.
The brother of a detainee who hung himself at the St. Clair County jail in May 2014 has been awarded $301,000 in damages in a wrongful death trial against Sheriff Rick Watson and the county that played out in federal court in Benton.
SPRINGFIELD - The career of soon-to-be retired State Sen. James Clayborne (D-East St. Louis) was celebrated last week by colleagues who praised his achievements over the past 23 years - namely his ability to bring home the bacon: millions more for schools via a reworked funding formula, money for rebuilding Wolf Branch and Belle Valley middle schools, remodeling East St. Louis High School and replacing an ancient Lebanon School District building.