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.
A federal appeals panel in Chicago has agreed industrial seals and couplings maker John Crane Inc. should be afforded the chance to air its claims two law firms allegedly engaged in racketeering and fraud in the way they pressed asbestos-related personal injury claims against the company in the past. However, the judges also agreed with lower court judges that Chicago federal court is not the right place for John Crane can pursue its claims.
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.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.
BENTON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has granted summary judgment to the federal government in a woman's medical negligence lawsuit involving a robot-assisted hysterectomy.