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Many in Southern Illinois justice system are involved in Duebbert-related legal actions

The Madison County Record Nov. 21, 2017, 7:20am

SPRINGFIELD – Seeking justice for St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert means seeking it all over Southern Illinois.

Asbestos attorneys drive another company into bankruptcy

The Madison County Record Nov. 18, 2017, 7:30am

As companies making more prevalent, more toxic asbestos products went under, however, attention turned to – and an undue burden fell on – GP/Bestwall, which was named in roughly 80 percent of all mesothelioma cases over the last five years.

Following release from 10-year prison stint, Peel again challenges conviction and again loses

The Madison County Record Nov. 18, 2017, 7:27am

ENTON – Former lawyer Gary Peel, who challenged his criminal convictions from prison many times and always lost, challenged them upon his recent release and lost again.

Clay picked to lead association of court clerks

The Madison County Record Nov. 18, 2017, 7:05am

PEORIA – Colleagues of St. Clair County circuit clerk Kahalah Clay elected her as president of the Illinois Association of Court Clerks on Nov. 13.

Opioid litigation should not be opportunity for lawyers' big payday

The Madison County Record Nov. 17, 2017, 8:56am

Madison County needs to heed the lessons from the tobacco lawsuits and focus on what is best for Madison County residents – not on making sure personal injury lawyers get a big payday.

Chrysler alleges lead counsel in UConnect case has conflict of interest by also representing expert

The Madison County Record Nov. 14, 2017, 4:40pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Chrysler, defending a federal class action about hacking, claims plaintiff lawyer Stephen Wigginton improperly represents an expert for the class.

Colorado crash suit in Illinois court settles in wake of defense BMS challenge

The Madison County Record Nov. 14, 2017, 2:19pm

BENTON – Attorney Tom Keefe of Belleville and colleagues in Colorado settled a suit over a fatal crash in Colorado after a defendant challenged Illinois jurisdiction under a new decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Government accuses Tillery of trying to avoid taxes on K-Mart FCA settlement proceeds

The Madison County Record Nov. 14, 2017, 12:10pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – After months of secrecy about a settlement that Stephen Tillery of St. Louis reached on a claim that K-Mart cheated the government, the government accuses him of trying to dodge taxes on the proceeds.

Silverstein and Manar want transparency for us, not themselves

The Madison County Record Nov. 13, 2017, 12:53pm

Following the uproar over Russian meddling in our presidential election process – specifically, the use of Facebook ads to sway public opinion or just wreak havoc – social media companies are establishing disclosure requirements for purchasers of political advertising.

The case of the hidden property tax

The Madison County Record Nov. 13, 2017, 9:19am

Truth in taxation wins and the residents can trust that no more than the requested tax levy will be collected.

MDL panel will hear opioid consolidation arguments Nov. 30 in St. Louis

The Madison County Record Nov. 10, 2017, 6:48am

WASHINGTON – Judges on a national panel must decide whether to consolidate opioid suits of local governments and if so, whether to send them to West Virginia, Illinois or Ohio.

Duebbert will plead not guilty to felony sexual abuse charges; Lawyer says 'because he's not guilty'

The Madison County Record Nov. 7, 2017, 5:59pm

Prosecutors who failed for a year to build a case that St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert obstructed justice in a murder investigation now charge that he committed four crimes last year in a different case.

Proper controls needed for contingency fee-based litigation

The Madison County Record Nov. 7, 2017, 11:15am

As we confront the toll that opioid addiction has had on the public health and safety of our community, what should we expect from our elected officials in their handling of this high stakes problem?

Felony charges brought against Duebbert over alleged sexual abuse of former client

The Madison County Record Nov. 6, 2017, 6:53pm

BELLEVILLE – Prosecutors who failed for a year to build a case that St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert obstructed justice in a murder investigation now charge that he committed four crimes last year in a different case.

Yandle postpones trial to give defense ‘final opportunity’ to produce proper expert opinion

The Madison County Record Nov. 6, 2017, 4:22pm

Yandle vacated a Nov. 13 trial date in a suit against E. T. Simonds Construction and Southern Illinois Asphalt, and set trial March 19.

East St. Louis landlord sues Allstate after coverage denied in house collapse

The Madison County Record Nov. 6, 2017, 2:47pm

BELLEVILLE – Allstate improperly denied coverage for the collapse of a house at 464 N. 31st Street in East St. Louis, according to the Sieron family of landlords.

Yandle rejects expert testimony of former district judge Murphy

The Madison County Record Nov. 1, 2017, 9:46am

BENTON – U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle struck an expert report of former district judge Patrick Murphy, three weeks before trial on a claim that road builders cheated victims of a fatal crash in a lawsuit 10 years ago.

Give Mancini the info and hold him accountable

The Madison County Record Oct. 31, 2017, 4:16pm

Do we want transparent government? Of course, we do.

Lawyer contributions account big in Kelly's fund-raising

The Madison County Record Oct. 31, 2017, 4:13pm

WASHINGTON – Lawyers contributed most of the money that St. Clair County state’s attorney Brendan Kelly raised to start his campaign for Congress.

Reagan seals motion to certify UConnect class action against Chrysler

The Madison County Record Oct. 31, 2017, 2:44pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Without explanation, on a motion from former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton, U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan sealed a motion to certify a class action against Chrysler.