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Sivia Law office offering legal packages online; Prices start at $69

EDWARDSVILLE – A local law firm is using technology to bring legal services to the masses, offering online legal packages.

Appeals court vacates IWCC ruling in neck injury claim case

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has overturned a Randolph County ruling that upheld an Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission ruling in an employee’s adjustment claim seeking benefits from Gilster-Mary Lee Corp.

Edwardsville attorney named to ’10 Best Family Law Attorneys' list

Edwardsville attorney Deborah A. Hawkins has been recognized as part of the 2017 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. 

Rosenstengel rejects claim in Stryker hip implant suit

EAST ST. LOUIS - District judge Nancy Rosenstengel rejected a woman’s request for indigent status in a lawsuit against doctors and the hospital where she had hip surgery.

Herndon approves settlement in FLSA overtime case

U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon issued order approving settlement between Malinda Fouche and Preferred Pediatric Home Health Care Inc. and Jane Does.

Fifth District overturns order in forced drug treatment case

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has overturned a lower court’s ruling in a case in which a woman was allegedly subjected to involuntary treatment with psychotropic drugs.

Fifth District upholds workers' compensation ruling in shoulder injury case

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court upheld a decision out of the Madison County Circuit Court siding with a decision by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission ordering prospective shoulder surgery in a case.

Fifth District rejects tractor trailer driver's back injury claim

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a decision by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission that the estate of an Illinois man failed to prove his back issues were linked to his employment.

Fifth District rejects workers' compensation appeal

The Fifth District Appellate Court has ruled that a man failed to prove his disability claim with the state’s Workers Compensation Commission.

Judge rejects summary judgment motion in slip-and-fall complaint against Hardee's

BENTON — A federal judge has denied a request for summary judgment by the owners of a Hardee’s franchise in a slip-and-fall case.

Court rejects E.T. Simonds, Southern Asphalt motions in traffic accident case

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has ruled on a motion seeking sanctions against plaintiffs in a case connected to a 2005 traffic accident that resulted in one death.

U.S. district judge dismisses lawsuit against Honeywell filed by incarcerated man

BENTON – A U.S. district judge has derailed a man’s second attempt to sue Honeywell International Corp. and The Gardner Stern Co. over allegations that his medical issues were caused by not wearing protective gear while traveling in a radioactively contaminated area.

District court grants partial summary judgment for Illinois Central Railroad

BENTON – District judge Michael J. Reagan granted partial summary judgment for Illinois Central Railroad in a personal injury suit alleging an employee was injured when her tie extractor was hit. 

Madco Credit Union joining forces with 1st MidAmerica Credit Union

EDWARDSVILLE – In a move officials say will improve service for its members, Madco Credit Union is merging with 1st MidAmerica Credit Union.

Fifth District sends marriage dissolution back to trial court

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has overturned a trial court’s dissolution of a couple’s marriage, holding that the lower court failed to explain its decision to award maintenance payments.

Federal court rejects Hyundai's motion to dismiss product liability case

BENTON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has rejected a motion to dismiss a product liability lawsuit against a Hyundai Motor Co. subsidiary, according to a decision filed on June 29.

Fifth District denies petition of man convicted of battery

The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that a man convicted of battery failed to provide sufficient grounds for the court to allow a successive post-conviction petition.

Man alleges benzene exposure from Roxana refinery caused leukemia

EDWARDSVILLE – An East Alton man has filed a benzene lawsuit against the makers of Rust-Oleum and Turtle Wax after he was diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia after allegedly being exposed to toxic emissions as a child from the companies’ facilities in Wood River.

Scopedawg Optics LLC hopes to eclipse member who allegedly hasn’t anted up

EDWARDSVILLE – A Highland optics company has filed a complaint in Madison Circuit Court against one of the members of the limited liability company who resides in the village of Pocahontas.

Settlement reached in case against Darby Trucking

BENTON — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit between a Missouri truck driver and a Mississippi trucking company that stemmed from a tractor-trailer accident in Cumberland County.