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

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

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

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

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

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.

Okawville farmer edges out Evans and Weber in 108th District

Meier Okawville farmer Charlie Meier has won a three-way GOP primary race for state representative in the 108th House District.

East St. Louis voters reject referendum on Elections Board

Hawkins Voters in East St. Louis resoundingly rejected a call for disbanding the city's election board.

Burkart over Rabe in GOP race for Romani seat; Cruse over Keeley

Burkart Hamel attorney Thomas Burkart won the Republican nomination over Mark Rabe of Edwardsville to run as Madison County circuit judge in the November election.

Turnout low in St. Clair County, Clerk says

Delaney St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney said that voter turnout is "really low" in today's primary election.

Mudge denies motion for sanctions against Syngenta over expert's hire date

Coursey Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge has denied a plaintiffs' motion for sanctions involving a defense expert's hire date in a proposed class action over the weed killer atrazine.

Hawkins is confident that voters will reject ESL election law

Hawkins Matt Hawkins, president of the East St. Louis Alliance for Change, is confident that a referendum he fought to get on tomorrow's election ballot will succeed.

Evans takes swing at Weber over asbestos referral fee; Weber says Evans is 'desperate'

Evans With just days to go before the March 20 primary election, State Rep. Paul Evans (R-O'Fallon) took a big swing at rival Don Weber of Troy claiming he accepted asbestos referral fees from the SimmonsCooper law firm several years ago while on the public payroll.

Wharton vacancy: Fohne Keeley has fund-raising advantage over Cruse

Cruse An infusion of cash into Democrat Zina Cruse's campaign for circuit judge in the 20th Judicial Circuit doesn't come close to rival Anne Fohne Keeley's self-funded crusade, but the names of Cruse's contributors reads sort of like a "who's who" list.

Mudge rules against Syngenta in 'trade secret' document issue; Admonishes defendant for mislabeling emails for privilege sake

Mudge Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge ruled that certain defense documents in a proposed class action against atrazine-maker Syngenta are not confidential trade secrets.

Driver claims injuries in Homer Adams Parkway accident

A westbound driver on Homer Adams Parkway in Alton claims he suffered injuries when another driver crashed into the rear of his vehicle.

Injuries claimed in Alton accident seven years ago

A woman injured in a rear-end accident nearly seven years ago in Alton has filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court.

ConocoPhillips and guard rail manufacturer sued over worker's fall from scaffold

The manufacturer of a guardrail system is being sued after a worker performing maintenance on a storage tank at the Wood River Refinery fell to his death approximately 40 feet below.

Golden Corral sued by woman who trips near buffet line

A Granite City woman who tripped over carpeting at a Collinsville Golden Corral restaurant is suing.

Taxi driver and company sued over passenger's assault five years ago; Plaintiff claims memories had been repressed

A Collinsville woman claims she was drugged and touched in a highly offensive manner after a taxi driver failed to take her to a concert in St. Louis more than five years ago.

Cook County is inconvenient says mother in class action against IDHS

Saddler A Madison County single mother and childcare benefit recipient has filed suit against the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) claiming it unfairly files collection actions in Cook County Circuit Court, an inconvenient forum.