MT. VERNON - Fifth District Appellate Court Justice David Overstreet of Mt. Vernon will seek election to the Illinois Supreme Court in 2020, for the seat being vacated next year by retiring Justice Lloyd Karmeier.
The Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL) has released new regional analysis on the economic impact of the state's tort system that shows almost $200 million in annual direct tort costs to metro-east consumers, equaling $439.61 per resident.
The lack of diversity of thought on Madison County's bench - by way of political affiliation - has the local GOP considering battle with those who get to pick the majority of judges at the Third Judicial Circuit.
Serious evaluation or popularity contest? Results from the Illinois State Bar Association's recently released advisory poll of associate judges suggest that at least in some instances it could be the latter.
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) says the state's civil justice system would be substantially harmed if a bill supported by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association relating to "special interrogatories" gets passed as recently amended.
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.
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.
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.