As the new year approaches with a requirement that all civil litigation documents be electronically filed at the circuit court level, the Illinois Supreme Court announced a change for self-represented, or pro se, litigants.
Four years ago, in the course of a single year, Katherine O’Malley, daughter of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael O’Malley, was charged with felony drug possession, shoplifting, and 14 traffic violations, but fined only $1,000 after pleading guilty to shoplifting, improper lane usage, and a seatbelt violation.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Lawyers who claim State Farm corruptly secured the election of current Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier must improve their answers to questions State Farm posed for trial, U.S. Magistrate Stephen Williams has ruled.
MOUNT VERNON – Does a professional liability insurance policy have to cover the actions of an attorney acting as agent for a company other than his law firm? An Illinois appellate court says yes, it does.