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'Injustice' producer joins state legislator for showing

Kay While Madison and St. Clair counties are not subjects of a film about "greed and corruption in America's lawsuit industry," perhaps someday they will be.

Provena decision could have 'chilling effect' on hospitals, lawmaker says

Clayborne A two-year-old Illinois Supreme Court decision that snatched the property tax exemption from a central Illinois hospital could have a "chilling effect" on all state hospitals, says an area lawmaker.

Fifth District upholds O'Malley in forum decision; Spomer says he hopes for law eradicating forum shopping

Spomer An appellate court judge says he would favor law eradicating forum shopping by limiting venue to the county or counties where the action takes place.

Golden Corral in Collinsville accused of defaming customer

The Golden Corral restaurant in Collinsville is being sued by a Lebanon resident who claims he was defamed when its managers accused him of stealing a cell phone.

Flack appointed associate judge in Madison County

Flack The Third Circuit's nine elected judges have appointed Wood River personal injury attorney Donald M. Flack as Madison County's newest associate judge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summary judgment for Pizza Man reversed at Fifth District

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

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

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

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

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

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.