Carrie Salls News

Campbell Soup ingredient class action to stay in federal court; Rosenstengel denies remand

By Carrie Salls | Jan 21, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied remand to plaintiffs in a "not natural" class action against Campbell Soup Co.

Fifth District upholds conviction on protective order violation; Prosecutor's motion to withdraw granted

By Carrie Salls | Dec 24, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – A woman's conviction for violation of a protective order was upheld on an appeal that the Office of the State Appellate Defendant (OSAD) had argued "lacks merit."

PSAE ordered to produce documents following privilege dispute

By Carrie Salls | Dec 24, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Magistrate Judge Reona Daly ordered non-profit organization Phyllis Schlafly's American Eagles (PSAE) to produce documents related to Eagle Forum as part of a trademark infringement lawsuit.

Heyl Royster attorney Brian Connolly named Rising Star

By Carrie Salls | Dec 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Brian Connolly of Heyl Royster credits “the excellent results our St. Louis office has achieved, and continues to achieve,” as the basis for his recent recognition as a Rising Star in the 2018 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers listings.

Gordy Hulten named vice president of external affairs at Illinois Manufacturers' Association

By Carrie Salls | Dec 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) said in a statement filed Dec. 3 that Gordy Hulten has been hired as IMA’s vice president of external affairs, which is a new position within the association.

Collinsville attorney recognized for client satisfaction

By Carrie Salls | Aug 31, 2016

COLLINSVILLE – The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (AIOCLA) has recognized Illinois Criminal Law Attorney Joel D. Beckwith of Burger Law and Traffic Law Solutions as one of its 2016 "10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction." 

Mathis, Marifian and Richter awards three scholarships to aspiring lawyers

By Carrie Salls | Aug 23, 2016

The Belleville firm Mathis, Marifian and Richter has awarded three $1,000 scholarships to Illinois high school seniors with law school aspirations.

Redistricting reform proponents say voters need voice over legislators' self interest

By Carrie Salls | Aug 19, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – Attorneys for Independent Maps submitted a brief to the Illinois Supreme Court arguing that a lower court’s ruling against the constitutionality of a proposed redistricting reform amendment is contrary to both the drafters' intent for the 1970 Illinois Constitution and the language of the constitution’s provision allowing voters to propose amendments.

Republican Congressional Committee urges Baricevic to return $37,600 in questionable contributions

By Carrie Salls | Jul 19, 2016

WASHINGTON – The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) wants District 12 congressional candidate C.J. Baricevic to give back more than $37,000 in campaign contributions that were allegedly made as part of an illegal “straw man” scheme.

Report: Union employee funding practice costs taxpayers

By Carrie Salls | Jul 14, 2016

CHICAGO – A recent report reveals the legal practice of “official time,” under which government agencies pay staff on a full-time basis to work for a labor union rather than for taxpayers, comes with a hefty price tag.

Appellate Lawyers Association proposes Illinois Supreme Court rule changes to expedite appeals

By Carrie Salls | Jun 22, 2016

The Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee will hear comments July 8 at a public hearing on three proposals, including one submitted by the Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA) that would make changes to a Supreme Court rule dealing with interlocutory rights to authorize the filing of supporting records instead of full records on appeal. 

Crowder installed as treasurer of IJA for '16-'17 term

By Carrie Salls | Jun 14, 2016

Madison County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Crowder started a one-year term as treasurer f the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) following installation of a new slate of officers for 2016-2017 on June 3.

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