A federal court refused to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging insurance companies unlawfully withheld interest on payments for services provided through workers' compensation.
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Budget constraints across the state's judicial system is blocking any move to replace a deceased judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, according to its Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson.
Two attorneys in a St. Louis law firm earned honors for being among the top younger practitioners in the country.
MT. VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed convictions on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault carried out by a man on his 5-year-old great niece.
Gleeson says he won't return judge cleared of charges to bench, but says Duebbert can petition Supreme Court for return
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert will remain on administrative duties despite criminal charges against him being dropped last week.
BELLEVILLE – A Belleville-based attorney with 40 years of experience, mostly in litigation, has received the Illinois State Bar Association's Medal of Merit Award.
CHICAGO – The Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) has introduced a merit-based pay structure for its employees and is able to do so because of its uniquely independent status within the state.
Madison County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Crowder has been named as the third vice-president of the Illinois Judges Association at its recent annual meeting.
Justice David Overstreet, who seeks election to a seat on the Fifth District Appellate Court, says he is in full campaign mode ahead of the November election.
Students attending law schools in southern Illinois and eastern Missouri are welcoming with some thrill the much anticipated decision by Illinois to adopt the uniform bar examination, according to law professors in two institutions on either side of the river.
Laninya Cason knows where she needs to get the votes to win the race for Resident Circuit Judge in St. Clair County - the city where she grew up and where her family still lives, East St. Louis.
District judge Phil Gilbert ordered an airline company to try again to remove a personal injury suit from St. Clair County to federal court, requiring the defendant to address questions of citizenship.
The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a lower court’s decision to award more than $40,000in damages to a woman injured when she fell inside an East St. Louis Shriners building.
Evidence that a man accused of murder was on electronic home detention when the shooting death happened cannot be used in his trial, an appeals court has ruled,
Study predicts most new cases of mesothelioma will not be related to occupational exposure after 2040
A new study has found that all new cases of mesothelioma will largely be so-called "background," that is not linked to the hazards of directly working around asbestos, after 2040.
More aggressive defenses expected in asbestos cases as new information emerges of other cancer causes
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Companies named in asbestos lawsuits may employ more aggressive defenses as information emerges that other factors can cause the particular type of cancer that leads to the costliest settlements and verdicts.
Challenges ahead with transition to statewide court e-filing, especially with 'eye-popping' number of asbestos cases
Madison County's Circuit Clerk will not receive any additional funding in his budget to manage the challenge of abiding by an Illinois Supreme Court ruling that all counties must feed filings into a statewide system by July 1.
In the most recent judgment linked to the legacy of widespread contamination at and surrounding two industrial sites in St. Clair County, an appeals court has ruled in favor of a trucking company accused of contributing to the pollution, and against its insurer.
An executive order abolishing various bodies and committees was signed Friday, a move made to streamline government and save costs, according to Gov. Bruce Rauner's office.