The Illinois Supreme Court, acting in response to a request from lawyers who claim they and others have been targeted by a “rogue” Cook County judge, has stepped in to slap a hold on potential sanctions proceedings against lawyers and litigants on both sides of an asbestos personal injury case, blocking the judge, for now, from continuing his bench investigation of what he said resembled an improper “grand bargain” between plaintiffs’ lawyers and those for defendant gasket maker John Crane Inc.
Collinsville attorney Marc Parker of Parker Law PC announced Wednesday that he is running for the open Madison County circuit judge seat created by Judge John Barberis’ election to the Fifth District Appellate Court.
Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted dismissal in an “untimely” legal malpractice suit against a previously suspended divorce attorney who later sought sanctions against her former client for allegedly filing a frivolous suit he knew was time barred.
Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied dismissal in an Edwardsville attorney’s defamation suit alleging a client’s opponent accused him of having low ethical standards and questioned his firm’s employee diversity.
BENTON - Magistrate Judge Reona Daly held that a woman suing Fare Foods for alleged sexual harassment waived attorney-client privilege during her first meeting with attorney Kevin Kaufhold because her mother was present.
EAST ST. LOUIS - District Judge Phil Gilbert granted summary judgment for Westmore Equities in a suit alleging it had a legally binding contract with the City of Mounds to develop a Dollar General store in the area.