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Attorney for Mounds’ officer calls attorney fee request 76 times verdict ‘excessive’

By Record News | Jun 19, 2018

BENTON – Former U.S. district judge Patrick Murphy and colleague Shari Rohde deserve nothing for a $2,500 jury verdict or deserve less than the $190,027.31 they seek, Mounds police officer Dustin Turska argued in district court on June 13.

Gibbons’ arms-length argument in raid of Prenzler administration fails to persuade, transcript shows

By Record News | Jun 19, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons, who started an investigation into county board chairman Kurt Prenzler and created a task force for it, lost an argument that the investigation and the task force weren’t his.

Belleville attorney’s ARDC censure comes after clean 37-year record

By Record News | Jun 12, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Belleville attorney George Ripplinger was censured by the Illinois Supreme Court on May 24, about a year after appellate judges affirmed sanctions against him and client Vikki Henley of Metropolis.

Former Judge Patrick Murphy hopes to ‘prevail’

By The Madison County Record | Jun 12, 2018

Maybe it happened the way they said, or maybe not. Maybe the plaintiffs are telling the truth, or maybe the defendants.

Herndon grants plaintiffs’ move to put Hale discovery in public domain; State Farm calls it a media ploy to manufacture stories

By Record News | Jun 11, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Discovery documents in a $10 billion suit against State Farm belong in the public record, U.S. District Judge David Herndon ruled on June 11.

Another judge gets in on the slip-and-fall action

By The Madison County Record | Jun 6, 2018

It used to be people slipping and tripping appeared before judges. Now judges themselves are slipping and tripping.

Duebbert’s attorney moves for sanctions in dispute with insurer

By Record News | Jun 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE - St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert, whose motorcycle crashed in Florida last October, told his insurer that witnesses said he flew 150 feet and rolled 200 fee

Former judge Murphy seeks 60 times more in fees than jury verdict in Mounds police abuse case

By Record News | Jun 5, 2018

BENTON – For a $2,500 jury verdict against a policeman, Patrick Murphy of Marion and Shari Rohde of Carbondale seek $155,679 in fees at the U.S. district court where Murphy presided as judge for 15 years.

Mautino's wife arrested for beating up woman at bar; Told police she'd do it again

By Record News | Jun 4, 2018

SPRING VALLEY – Lena Alfano, wife of Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino, shoved a woman out of a bar and held her down on a sidewalk until a friend of the victim pushed Alfano off, according to police.

No way to treat a veteran

By The Madison County Record | May 30, 2018

Every year at this time we’re reminded that Memorial Day is not just an excuse to have a picnic and eat barbecue. It’s a day of remembrance, a day to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in our country’s armed forces.

Campaign funder has filed 36 percent of all major civil cases in St. Clair County

By Record News | May 29, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Randy Gori’s firm in Edwardsville, currently filing asbestos suits in St. Clair County at a rate of one per day, has contributed $11,526.04 to the judicial campaign of Christopher Kolker.

Landowners near Chemetco Superfund site dismiss more than 300 defendants from suit

By Record News | May 29, 2018

BENTON – Landowners who sued about 3,500 defendants for contribution to a Superfund project near Hartford have dismissed more than 300 defendants who didn’t so much as file an answer.

Fifth District: Judge improperly granted double recovery to trucker’s estate; Insurer: Proceeds improperly granted for lit lender, attorneys, beneficiaries

By Record News | May 29, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – Effingham County Circuit Judge Daniel Hartigan improperly granted double recovery to a wrongful death client of Edwardsville lawyer Brian Wendler, Fifth District appellate judges ruled on May 15.

Pay no attention to those appellate judges!

By The Madison County Record | May 23, 2018

“Grandma went to Disney World and all I got was a t-shirt!”

Class seeks to unseal documents in $10 billion Hale v. State Farm action

By Record News | May 22, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Class action lawyers preparing for a $10 billion trial against State Farm want jurors to see 106 documents that the insurer has classified as confidential.

State central committeeman Winchester sues state GOP; case removed to federal court

By Record News | May 21, 2018

BENTON – Bob Winchester, central committeeman of the Illinois Republican Party since 1992, claims in U.S. district court that the party rigged an election against him.

Gleeson designates BND reporter as media coordinator for Duebbert trial

By Record News | May 16, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson has appointed a Belleville News-Democrat reporter as media coordinator for the sexual abuse trial of Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert, starting July 9.

Who's in charge here? Is there an adult on the premises?

By The Madison County Record | May 16, 2018

“We’ve really turned the corner,” boasts Alton Mayor Brant Walker, citing examples of increased economic activity in his community.

Environmental litigators reach out to Monsanto class; Some say they've been led to believe 'much' more coming

By Record News | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE – After appellate court judges vacated a settlement between Monsanto and lawyers for 11,256 St. Clair County clients on April 18, the lawyers assured the clients that the settlement remains valid.

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