More than a few audience members may have been startled when Edwardsville attorney Al Pranaitis received the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel's (IDC) 2018 Distinguished Member Award and said "without attem
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BELLEVILLE — The unveiling of a high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph at the St. Clair County Courthouse helped kick off events celebrating Illinois' bicentennial, an Illinois State Bar Association official said.
EDWARDSVILLE — A Wood River property owner seeks medical records from a woman alleging she tripped on a hole on the defendant's property, arguing that the woman was instead intoxicated and pushed down during an altercation with a third party.
EDWARDSVILLE — There's plenty a leadership "guru" can teach an established attorney, an Edwardsville attorney who recently received a certification from The John Maxwell Team said.
MOUNT VERNON — Illinois Supreme Court's chief justice will be among justices featured in a panel next month, according to a recent announcement.
EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County grandmother has no standing to petition for guardianship of her preschool-age granddaughter who she claims has endured years of physical and emotional abuse, an appeals court said in a recent ruling.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to not review a talcum powder case against Johnson & Johnson, leaving vacated a once-$72 million verdict signals that the "Show-Me State is now a less tort-friendly place," a mass tort litigator says.
Appellate court reverses decision on post-conviction relief because of failure to attach documentation
MOUNT VERNON – An appeals court has reversed a decision denying a man's amended petition for post-conviction relief on the grounds his counsel
Madison County projected to 'go live' in April on state's new centralized E-File Manager, circuit court clerk says
EDWARDSVILLE – In spite of its request to extend a deadline for making court documents available through the state's new centralized E-File Manager (EFM) being denied, Madison County Circuit Clerk Mark von Nida says he hopes his office will done by early spring, well ahead of a mandatory July 1 deadline.
District court judge denies part of DOJ motion for summary judgment in white supremacist's FOIA case
BENTON – A district court judge recently denied in part a U.S. Department of Justice motion for partial summary judgment in the Freedom of Information Act request of imprisoned white supremacist William A. White.
CENTRALIA – A federal judge has denied two separate motions filed by a Centralia Correctional Center inmate suing a consumer reporting agency that the inmate says has threatened him, according to separate memorandums and orders issued in the case.
BENTON – A federal judge has set the ground rules for what the plaintiff and defense can and cannot bring up during trial in the wrongful death case of a Warrenton, Missouri, man killed in a fiery collision involving two semitrailers on Interstate 55 in 2015.
EDWARDSVILLE – Heyl Royster announced a new attorney and a new partner in its Edwardsville office, according to two recent and separate announcements issued by the firm.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A closely watched Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case could have bearing on Illinois' one-of-a-kind biometric privacy law after an appeals court ruled last month the plaintiff alleged no actual harm, an attorney who defends businesses against such cases said during a recent interview.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Federal judge David R. Herndon dismissed a former St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department employee's suit alleging retaliatory discharge.
BENTON – A woman's lawsuit against Pier 1 Imports over injuries she allegedly suffered after a chair fell on her during a 2014 visit to one of the retail chain's locations may be headed toward settlement, according to a recent order.
SHILOH – Two St. Clair associate circuit court judges running in next year's general election to fill vacancies on the bench recently presented a program to teenagers about the consequences of making poor choices, according to a press release.
WOOD RIVER – 1st MidAmerica Credit Union will be the recipient of this year's Madison County Child Advocacy Center Harvest of Hope.
MT. VERNON – An Alton man imprisoned more than 30 years after being sentenced as a teenager in 1986 in the brutal killing of another teen, will not be allowed to file another appeal of his conviction, according to an order handed down by the Fifth District Appellate Court last week.
CHICAGO – Illinois has "a recipe for disaster" when it comes to dishing out a good legal climate, according to a video by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, which owns this publication.