Ann Maher News

Hearing in case against Mallon's firm reset to June 27

By Ann Maher | Jun 7, 2012

Short A hearing set May 30 in a Madison County case against the law firm run by the late Lance Mallon and his successors has been continued.

Slip and fall case against Shop 'N Save set for trial June 18

By Ann Maher | Jun 7, 2012

Hylla Trial is set to begin June 18 in a Madison County slip and fall lawsuit against Shop 'N Save grocery story of Edwardsville.

Auto-pedestrian accident trial set to begin Monday

By Ann Maher | Jun 7, 2012

Short A case involving a pedestrian struck by a car while crossing Route 159 will be at trial Monday in Madison County Circuit Judge Dave Hylla's court.

Wrongful death trial involving Rosewood Care Center continued

By Ann Maher | Jun 6, 2012

Hylla Jurors were picked and voir dire was completed, but a Madison County wrongful death trial involving Rosewood Care Center was continued Tuesday at the request of both parties, according to presiding Circuit Judge Dave Hylla.

Chapman dismisses four proposed class actions over cities' tow fee ordinances

By Ann Maher | Jun 6, 2012

Holland Madison County Associate Judge Thomas Chapman has dismissed without prejudice four proposed class actions that challenged the constitutionality of tow fee ordinances adopted by the cities of Alton, Collinsville, Edwardsville and Granite City.

In eight years, plaintiffs have fared better in atrazine cases

By Ann Maher | May 31, 2012

Tillery Madison County lawsuits against makers of the weed killer atrazine have survived motions to dismiss, petitions for review and a PR campaign that sought to rely on the court's "Hellhole" reputation.

Amiel Cueto is dead at age 63

By Ann Maher | May 30, 2012

Cueto Disbarred attorney Amiel Cueto of Belleville, who served prison time on a conviction for obstructing justice, is dead at the age of 63.

Madison County atrazine suits may be stayed as federal case settles

By Ann Maher | May 30, 2012

Mudge A number of pending discovery motions in an eight-year-old Madison County suit involving atrazine may be moot as a result of the $105 million settlement proposed last week in a similar federal court case.

Syngenta settles atrazine claims for $105 million; Tillery to get share of $34.9 million in fees

By Ann Maher | May 24, 2012

Tillery EAST ST. LOUIS - Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta AG have agreed to a $105 million settlement to resolve claims of water providers over the weedkiller atrazine.

Judges seeking retention running individual campaigns

By Ann Maher | May 24, 2012

Callis Third Circuit judges seeking retention in November are running individual campaigns, unlike a team approach that was in place six years ago.

Foreclosure notice filed against another chiropractor who led 15 Madison County class actions

By Ann Maher | May 24, 2012

Another Granite City chiropractor who has been a lead plaintiff in multiple Madison County class action lawsuits has had a property he owns go into foreclosure proceedings.

Foreclosure notice filed against class action chiropractor

By Ann Maher | May 23, 2012

Regions Bank has filed a foreclosure notice against Granite City chiropractor and prolific class action plaintiff Mark J. Eavenson claiming it is owed $973,803.32.

Granite City faces another class action over towing fees and vehicle impoundment

By Ann Maher | May 23, 2012

The City of Granite City faces another class action lawsuit involving vehicle impoundment and towing fees.

Glen Carbon tanning salon sued by woman claiming she was videotaped in the nude

By Ann Maher | May 23, 2012

A woman who claims she was illegally videotaped without clothing on at a Glen Carbon tanning salon is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages from the alleged perpetrator and the business.

Kelly says MERS lawsuit had been contemplated for months

By Ann Maher | May 22, 2012

St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly says that a shadow mortgage recording system developed by several large participants in the mortgage industry deprives the public of accurate information on property ownership.

Fifth District affirms Knight in property damage claim pitting brother v. brother

By Ann Maher | May 17, 2012

Knight Justices at the Fifth District have affirmed Circuit Judge John Knight who denied a new trial to a plaintiff who claimed a $100,000 jury award was "palpably inadequate."

Judicial candidates lay out qualifications; Napp and Burkart face off in November

By Ann Maher | May 17, 2012

Burkart Voters in Madison and Bond counties in November will elect a circuit judge for the first time since 2006. And this year, issues and experience - rather than big money - could define the campaigns.

Merit retention panel selected to review Wilkerson

By Ann Maher | May 15, 2012

Wilkerson A 10-member panel has been selected for the purpose of examining the retention of U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson.

Madison County Circuit Clerk Matt Melucci dies

By Ann Maher | May 11, 2012

Melucci Madison County Circuit Clerk Matt Melucci has died after suffering from lung cancer.

Appellate court candidate forum is canceled

By Ann Maher | May 4, 2012

An appellate court candidate forum scheduled today in Belleville has been canceled.

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