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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Illinois joins campaign seeking to reform court bail systems for lower-level cases

The state of Illinois has joined the 3DaysCount campaign, a national campaign dedicated to reforming bail systems.

Poll finds 47 percent of Illinois registered voters want to leave state

CARBONDALE – A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shows a large number of Illinoisans saying the would like to leave the state.