As Madison County departments work with “skeleton crews” in an effort to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, several department heads are requesting additional pay and comp time as an incentive for employees who come to the office to work in person - amounting to nearly $400,000 in extra liability for a two week pay period.
Federal Magistrate Judge Gilbert C. Sison denied former Madison County Community Unit Development Director Kristen Poshard’s request for sanctions against board member Phil Chapman in her suit alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.
In a petition to appoint private counsel in a case involving a series of 2018 raids at the Madison County administration building, Alton attorney Amy Sholar alleges Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons’ prior involvement in grand jury proceedings warrants his removal from the case.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered the Fifth District Appellate Court to hear an appeal from a St. Louis law firm and two attorneys on the question of whether or not punitive damages are recoverable in a legal malpractice suit.
Madison County Board Member Phil Chapman seeks to file an untimely cross-claim in former Madison County Community Development Director Kristen Poshard’s complaint alleging sexual harassment and discrimination, who also seeks sanctions against Chapman.