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Workers' compensation lawsuit dismissed for lack of appellate jurisdiction

By Mary Ann Magnell | Nov 18, 2018

MT. VERNON, Ill.— An appellate court recently dismissed a lawsuit for lack of appellate jurisdiction in a 2014 worker's compensation claim case under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (Act) against Bi-State Development Agency, doing business as Metro Transit.

Fifth District affirms Kolker in divorce proceeding with third party foreclosure action

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 5, 2018

The Fifth District Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the St. Clair County Circuit Court’s decision that denied third-party respondent Wells Fargo Financial Illinois, Inc.’s petition for relief from a void judgment in a divorce case.

Man convicted of murder claims counsel did not interview all witnesses

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 2, 2018

A man convicted of murder should receive a hearing on his claims of ineffective assistance of counsel, an appeals court ruled.

From Cook County Record

New IL law mostly bars towns from regulating drones, giving regulatory 'predictability,' attorney says

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 20, 2018

A recent change to the Illinois Aeronautics Act has provided drone operators “more predictability,” according to Chicago attorney Andrew Fiske.

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