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Third Judicial Circuit judge awarded National Judicial College scholarship

By Dawn Geske | May 16, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County Associate Judge Maureen Schuette has been awarded a scholarship to the National Judicial College for 2018.

Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee helps 38 litigants in first quarter

By Dawn Geske | May 16, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – The Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bona Committee announced that it provided free legal appointments to 38 local residents with limited incomes in the first quarter of this year.

District Court allows for several counts in FMLA case to move forward against Prairie State Generating Company

By Dawn Geske | May 13, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — A U.S. District Court judge ruled that a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) case against Prairie State Generating Company will move forward on several counts despite the defendant’s motion to dismiss the suit.

Summary judgment denied in case against doctor regarding pre-employment physical exam

By Dawn Geske | Apr 12, 2017

BENTON — Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams has denied summary judgment in a case against a doctor who performed an alleged inappropriate pre-employment physical examination.

Motions to dismiss denied in aerial device case where electrical worker lost arm

By Dawn Geske | Mar 30, 2017

Three motions to dismiss liability and negligence in a case involving a man who lost his arm using an aerial device in an electrical construction project have been rejected by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Venue transfer to Western District Of Kentucky denied in dredge injury case against C.J. Mahon

By Dawn Geske | Mar 12, 2017

A motion to transfer a barge worker's personal injury case from the Southern District of Illinois to the Western District of Kentucky has been denied by District Judge Phil Gilbert.

Disciplinary hearing for adoption attorney set for today

By Dawn Geske | Mar 8, 2017

COLLINSVILLE – A hearing is set today in the disciplinary case against a Collinsville attorney accused of a conflict of interest in an adoption case.

Illinois workers' compensation reform necessary to attract businesses, jobs

By Dawn Geske | Feb 28, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – Reforms to Illinois' workers' compensation laws could help the state attract companies and jobs to its increasingly dismal business scene, according to the vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute.

Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge tells lawmakers that Missouri Supreme Court is part of good system

By Dawn Geske | Feb 3, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI – In her last big speech as chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, Patricia Breckenridge gave the State of the Judiciary speech on Jan. 24 to the Missouri General Assembly, discussing the progress of the court system, new appointments and future plans.

Illinois Supreme Court certifies new problem-solving courts

By Dawn Geske | Jan 18, 2017

New problem-solving courts in Kendall, Peoria and Tazewell counties have received certification by the Illinois Supreme Court.

WirePoints Illinois News founder calls for change that would allow state to file bankruptcy

By Dawn Geske | Jan 12, 2017

As drastic as it sounds, bankruptcy may be the only way for Illinois to come to grips with its dire financial situation, according to a financial expert who supports the idea. 

Ruling in wind energy case is relief for farmers

By Dawn Geske | Dec 7, 2016

ELGIN – A ruling in a wind energy case saved landowners from losing their property when a construction contractor tried to place a lien on the property as well as foreclose against it after a wind tower manufacturer went insolvent.

Gleeson picked to serve as chief judge in Twentieth Judicial Circuit

By Dawn Geske | Dec 6, 2016

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson was elected chief judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit last week, succeeding the outgoing Circuit Judge John Baricevic.

Volunteers will get to flex their muscle during first annual State Day Of Service announced by Rauner

By Dawn Geske | Nov 21, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — In spite of resistance from the state's largest labor union, volunteers will get to use their muscle during what is being declared the first annual State Day of Service in Illinois.

Baricevic hopes to 'contribute to community' following election loss

By Dawn Geske | Nov 21, 2016

“I lost,” Baricevic told the Record. “I’ve had a great career. I’ve earned the respect of my peers. I’ve earned the respect of citizens. I’ve had a good career.”

I-LAW: Voters sent clear message in election - restore fairness to courts

By Dawn Geske | Nov 21, 2016

Results of recent judicial elections in southern Illinois demonstrate that voters don't want personal injury attorneys "ruling the court system," according to a legal reform advocate.

New rules limit juvenile shackling in court unless judge makes decision after hearing

By Dawn Geske | Nov 18, 2016

The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted new rules regarding the use of restraints on minors in delinquency proceedings.

Attorney Symank chosen unanimously as shareholder at Sandberg Phoenix

By Dawn Geske | Nov 14, 2016

ALTON – The law firm Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. has named Associate Narcisa P. Symank to shareholder in a recent vote by its partnership.

Documentary “Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics.” now available online and on demand

By Dawn Geske | Nov 13, 2016

CHICAGO – A documentary about Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is now available for viewing by residents in Madison and St. Clair Counties as well as throughout Illinois.

St. Louis law firm Capes Sokol names Monsanto defense attorney as shareholder

By Dawn Geske | Nov 13, 2016

ST. LOUIS – Attorney Adam E. Miller has joined the law firm of Capes Sokol as a shareholder of the company.

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