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Webinar on intellectual property available for entrepreneurs, business owners

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

Founders and entrepreneurs of blooming businesses are encouraged to get educated on all things intellectual property in one of Financial Poise’s latest webinars, IP-101: What Every Founder/Entrepreneur Must Know. The on-demand webinar, which is sponsored by EisnerAmper, is slated to give special advice for those who have launched their own startup businesses.

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Working With Experts webinar planned for April 24

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

The Working With Experts course will soon be available for Financial Poise Webinars' Newbie Litigator School’s Winter/Spring 2019 session. It will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Appellate court reverses denial of inmate's habeas corpus request, cites lack of jurisdiction

By Charmaine Little | Mar 22, 2019

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- A circuit court should not have denied a man’s request for habeas corpus because of improper venue and lack of jurisdiction, the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court determined as it reversed and remanded the case.

Office of the State Appellate Defender allowed to withdraw from man's appeal of sentence in 2003 arson

By Charmaine Little | Mar 22, 2019

MT. VERNON – Illinois' Fifth District Appellate Court recently agreed with the Office of the State Appellate Defender (OSAD) in dismissing a man's motion for a reduced sentence after he had agreed to plead guilty to aggravated arson.

Court settles postmarital dispute over business bank account, lake house

By Charmaine Little | Mar 20, 2019

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- The Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court reversed on March 19 a lower court’s ruling that money in a husband’s bank account was a nonmarital property.

Fifth District affirms ruling in woman's sex offender registration dispute

By Charmaine Little | Mar 8, 2019

MOUNT VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida's ruling denying a woman's motion to withdraw her negotiated guilty plea and vacate her sentence following charges for aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Fifth District dismisses case against man who sought release from DHS mental health facility

By Charmaine Little | Mar 5, 2019

MOUNT VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court dismissed a man’s appeal for conditional release from a mental treatment center as moot because his actual release date was last year.

Rosenstengel denied dismissal in suit alleging workers were not given proper termination notices

By Charmaine Little | Mar 4, 2019

BENTON. -- District judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied a motion to dismiss filed by two companies sued in a class action alleging they negated their workers' proper termination notices.

Fifth District affirms denial of disability benefits for former custodian

By Charmaine Little | Mar 1, 2019

MOUNT VERNON -- The Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a circuit court's ruling that a custodian isn't owed total and permanent disabilities from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, or IMRF.

Fifth District orders new trial for man convicted of murder

By Charmaine Little | Dec 24, 2018

MT. VERNON, Ill. —A man convicted of first-degree murder will get a new trial after the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court agreed with him that the jury should have been given instructions on his self-defense argument Nov. 19.

Edwardsville lawyers named partner at Foley & Mansfield

By Charmaine Little | Dec 18, 2018

Three Edwardsville attorneys will become partners of the national defense firm Foley & Mansfield at the beginning of the new year.

Judge dismisses individual defendants from ADA suit, but case against SIUE can proceed

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

EAST ST LOUIS—U.S. District Judge Staci M. Yandle dismissed individual defendants from a Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville worker's American Disabilities Act lawsuit on Nov. 19.

Fifth District: Man accused of assaulting girlfriend got proper counsel

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

MT. VERNON—Despite the claims of a man who was convicted of domestic battery, he was not deprived of efficient counsel in his bench trial, the Fifth District Appellate Court determined on Nov. 19.

Pro bono forum will give attorneys chance to offer free legal services for civil matters

By Charmaine Little | Oct 22, 2018

While legal representation is a lawful mandate in criminal matters, the same doesn’t hold true for civil issues such as domestic violence, discrimination, eviction and divorce.

Fifth District affirms conviction in murder of Washington Park mayor

By Charmaine Little | Sep 27, 2018

MT. VERNON –– The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a conviction in the first-degree murder of Washington Park Mayor John Thornton.

Appeals court ends neighbors' driveway dispute

By Charmaine Little | Sep 27, 2018

A Red Bud homeowner cannot make her neighbor pay to repair a shared easement, an appeals court ruled.

Appellate court reverses sex offender registration conviction

By Charmaine Little | Aug 26, 2018

An Illinois appeals court reversed a man’s conviction after he was accused of failing to register as a sex offender.

Illinois State Bar Association appoints Madison County judge to section council

By Charmaine Little | Aug 9, 2018

Third Judicial Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli will serve on the bench and bar section council for the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Illinois State Bar Association chooses Madison County judge for two advocacy councils

By Charmaine Little | Aug 9, 2018

A Madison County juvenile court judge will serve on two section councils of the Illinois State Bar Association.

St. Clair County man accused of sexual abuse remains in state custody after 'not not-guilty' ruling

By Charmaine Little | Jul 23, 2018

An accused sexual predator will remain in the custody of Department of Human Services (DHS) after an Illinois appellate court found he is still "not not-guilty."

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