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Herndon denies summary judgment in Highland principal's discrimination suit

By Shanice Harris | Jul 18, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – District judge David Herndon denied the Highland Board of Education’s motion for summary judgment in a discrimination suit, concluding a jury could conclude that the plaintiff was paid less because of her gender. 

Illinois Supreme Court approves new rule mandating jury trials in certain cases under mental health code

By Shanice Harris | May 12, 2017

SPRINGFIELD — Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court announced last month the approval of Supreme Court Rule 293. The new rule requires that all trial courts commence a jury trial if requested by a respondent in an involuntary admission proceeding.

Court rules on pretrial motions in injury case against Universal Scaffolding

By Shanice Harris | Apr 13, 2017

A U.S. District Court judge denied four pretrial motions of a scaffolding manufacturer named in a personal injury suit and upheld a plaintiffs' motion to block trial subpoena for their counsel.

Tightening of 'part-timers' pension eligibility seen as positive by taxpayers' advocate, but only 'tinkers' with big problem

By Shanice Harris | Feb 2, 2017

A taxpayers' advocate sees a recent decision that increases the minimum number of hours that Madison County employees must work in order to be eligible for pension benefits as a positive move, but one that only "tinkers" with a more profound problem.

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