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Judges among top state-paid earners in Madison and St. Clair counties

Ann Maher Apr. 26, 2012, 10:37am

Goldenhersh Judges in Madison and St. Clair County are among the highest paid state employees in the municipalities in which they reside, according to a Web site that tracks how taxpayer dollars are spent in Illinois.

Callis elected to fourth term as chief judge

Ann Maher Apr. 26, 2012, 8:55am

Callis Madison County Circuit Judge Ann Callis has been re-appointed to her fourth two-year term as chief judge effective May 1.

ARDC board sets June 20 hearing on Peel misconduct charges

Ann Maher Apr. 26, 2012, 8:43am

Peel A hearing board of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) will meet June 20 in a case pending against imprisoned attorney Gary Peel.

Vandalia Bus Lines sued over worker's fall from Bobcat

Ann Maher Apr. 26, 2012, 6:46am

A man who fell from a Bobcat tractor while working on the premises of Vandalia Bus Lines in Caseyville, is suing.

FOIA requester sues Caseyville seeking fees, costs and civil penalites

Ann Maher Apr. 19, 2012, 9:12am

Madigan Belleville resident Bradley Van Hoose is suing the Village of Caseyville for attorney fees and costs associated with his fight to access copies of board meeting minutes, hotel meeting minutes, contracts, invoices and records related to the village's hotel fund.

Lawyers seek to consolidate class actions against cities over tow fees

Ann Maher Apr. 17, 2012, 9:36am

Holland Lawyers for plaintiffs and defense are asking Madison County Associate Judge Thomas Chapman to consolidate four proposed class action cases against the cities of Edwardsville, Alton, Collinsville and Granite City involving towing fees.

Crowder leads in fund-raising among circuit judges up for retention

Ann Maher Apr. 12, 2012, 8:58am

Crowder Madison County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Crowder is top in fund-raising among the four circuit judges seeking retention in the Third Judicial Circuit.

Comments sought over Magistrate Judge Wilkerson's reappointment

Ann Maher Apr. 12, 2012, 3:20am

Wilkerson EAST ST. LOUIS - The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is seeking comments from the public and the bar regarding the reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson, whose term is due to expire on Jan. 3, 2013.

O'Fallon attorney Harold Belsheim dies

Ann Maher Apr. 10, 2012, 10:45am

Belsheim O'Fallon attorney Harold Belsheim died Monday night after a long battle against cancer.

Summary judgment for Pizza Man reversed at Fifth District

Ann Maher Apr. 5, 2012, 5:39am

Bronsky Justices at the Fifth District Appellate Court have reversed a Madison County summary judgment ruling for defendant Pizza Man, which had been sued over a delivery driver's accident in Glen Carbon in 2007.

Verdict against Rosewood Care Center upheld at Fifth District

Ann Maher Apr. 5, 2012, 4:25am

Goldenhersh The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a Madison County plaintiff's verdict in a case that was tried twice against Rosewood Care Center nursing home of Edwardsville.

Facebook 'Like' litigation transferred to California via Murphy order

Ann Maher Apr. 4, 2012, 12:39pm

Swartwout EAST ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Judge Patrick Murphy has pulled the plug on Facebook "Like" litigation in the Southern District of Illinois.

Appellate court candidate forum set May 4 in Belleville

Ann Maher Apr. 4, 2012, 4:33am

Hardy A candidate forum for Fifth District Appellate Court candidates Stephen McGlynn and Judy Cates is scheduled at noon on May 4 at Bellecourt Manor in Belleville.

Harrison eliminates advance asbestos trial setting in Madison County

Ann Maher Mar. 29, 2012, 1:19pm

Harrison Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison has entered an order terminating the court's 2013 advance setting of asbestos trial weeks.

Fifth District rules in Buckles' asbestos legal malpractice case

Ann Maher Mar. 29, 2012, 10:27am

Spomer The Fifth District Appellate Court has ruled in a Madison County asbestos legal malpractice case involving high profile lawyers and allegations of secret agreements with defendants and undisclosed fee-splitting arrangements with a national asbestos firm.

Philip Morris says Tillery doesn't come close to showing requirements for relief in Price

Ann Maher Mar. 29, 2012, 6:23am

Hepler Lawyers for Philip Morris say that plaintiffs' arguments for reinstating a landmark $10.1 billion judgment arising out of a Madison County court have not come close to showing and "cannot show" they meet any of the requirements for relief.

Supreme Court remands Simpkins v. CSX to Madison County in split decision

Ann Maher Mar. 23, 2012, 2:14am

Garman SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court has remanded a second hand asbestos exposure case to Madison County to decide whether CSX Transportation had a duty of care to a railroad worker's wife who suffered from mesothelioma.

Ballot access championed in high court decision; Justices unanimously reverse Gleeson and Fifth

Ann Maher Mar. 22, 2012, 7:46am

Freeman SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Supreme Court has unanimously reversed two lower court decisions that kept a St. Clair County Republican candidate off the ballot in the November 2010 election.

Strong showings in Washington and Clinton counties put Meier over the top

Ann Maher Mar. 21, 2012, 12:00pm

Meier A relatively high voter turnout in Washington County helped put Okawville farmer and county board member Charlie Meier over the top in the three-way GOP primary race for state representative in the 108th House District.

In spite of defeat, Hawkins plans for another referendum on ESL elections in November

Ann Maher Mar. 21, 2012, 11:21am

Hawkins Matt Hawkins, president of the East St. Louis Alliance for Change, said he is not giving up on an effort to dismantle the Elections Board of East St. Louis.