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Judge denies dismissal of fraud allegations against Brady McCasland Inc. employee

Russell Boniface Jul. 11, 2017, 8:46am

BENTON – On June 29, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois denied defendant Alan Johnson’s motion to dismiss certain counts of a fraud case filed against him by a St Louis-based mining and metals company.

Todd Sivia earns Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation

Russell Boniface Jul. 10, 2017, 3:21pm

EDWARDSVILLE – Attorney Todd Sivia of Sivia Law in Edwardsville has earned a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation by the Exit Planning Institute (EPI), a firm that provides strategies for professionals transitioning out of their business.

Illinois Supreme Court adopts policy statement for pretrial services

Russell Boniface May 16, 2017, 6:52am

The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted a statewide policy statement for pretrial services that includes a risk assessment tool to help courts determine whether low-risk defendants should be detained or released prior to trial.

Tort reform group wants action to stop 'junk' suits in Illinois courts

Russell Boniface Jan. 13, 2017, 9:24am

A civil justice reform group is seeking to advance legislative proposals that would help eliminate "junk” lawsuits in Illinois courts.

HeplerBroom recognized as Best Law Firm

Russell Boniface Dec. 5, 2016, 5:53pm

HeplerBroom has been ranked nationally as a 2017 Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

Hawley leads in hot fundraising contest between candidates for Missouri attorney general; Simmons firm is Hensley contributor

Russell Boniface Oct. 3, 2016, 2:55pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The campaign financing race between for Missouri Attorney General candidates Josh Hawley (R) and Teresa Hensley (D) has ramped up.

I-LAW: Take judicial races seriously; 'good judges matter'

Russell Boniface Aug. 8, 2016, 6:41pm

Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch executive director Travis Akin advises voters in southern Illinois to take several upcoming judicial races in November seriously and "do their homework."

Watchdog says GOP lawmakers will call for Mautino's resignation

Russell Boniface May 27, 2016, 8:18am

Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino is currently facing a federal investigation after questions arose over his campaign spending during his 24-year tenure as a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Madison County treasurer raises concerns over purchasing director, ethics adviser positions

Russell Boniface Apr. 30, 2016, 7:31am

When retired Madison County Associate Judge Dean E. Sweet recently left his post as county ethics advisor Treasurer Kurt Prenzler questioned whether it was due to an alleged conflict of interest involving the county’s purchasing director.

ALA to host roundtable luncheon; Event to feature training and 'Appellate Jeopardy'

Russell Boniface Apr. 26, 2016, 9:38pm

The Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA) will sponsor its annual "Roundtable Luncheon" on May 13 in Collinsville to honor the Justices of the Fifth District Appellate Court.