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Getting greyer, going nowhere?

By The Madison County Record | Jan 17, 2019

U.S. District Judge David Herndon managed the Just for Men mass action with mediation for more than two years without a settlement being reached on roughly 500 claims, a pointless exercise.

The Unsell Law Firm welcomes new attorney

By The Madison County Record | Jan 16, 2019

Attorney Dayna L. Switzer is joining The Unsell Law Firm PC in East Alton.

HeplerBroom elects five new partners at Edwardsville, Chicago and St. Louis offices

By The Madison County Record | Jan 16, 2019

Midwest litigation firm HeplerBroom has announced that Kevin Birkenmeier, Pamela Gamble, Charles Insler, Katie Jacobi, and Christian Willenborg, M.D., have been elected partners of the firm.

Gleeson allows plaintiffs to withdraw from Monsanto claims; Says 300 other petitioners need to figure out how to do same

By Record News | Jan 15, 2019

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson on Tuesday granted requests of plaintiffs Jacqueline Everson and Tyrha Dooley to withdraw from pollution claims against Monsanto.

Monsanto pollution plaintiffs want settlement invalidated; Hearing set today

By Record News | Jan 15, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Almost 300 plaintiffs in pollution suits have called on St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson to invalidate a settlement between their lawyers and Monsanto.

Katz orders ESL election board to issue subpoenas in mayoral ballot dispute

By Record News | Jan 12, 2019

BELLEVILLE – East St. Louis election commissioners must issue subpoenas that mayoral candidate Robert Eastern III requested in a ballot dispute, St. Clair County Associate Judge Julie Katz ruled on Jan. 11.

Man exonerated after St. Clair Co. sexual abuse conviction says he’s looking to regain dignity

By Record News | Jan 11, 2019

BELLEVILLE - St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly has wiped clean the record of Michael Foxworth of East St. Louis, who served a sentence on a faulty conviction for sexual abuse of his granddaughter.

Cahokia mayor’s team prevails before county electoral board: Holbrook, Kelly, Clay

By Record News | Jan 11, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Cahokia Mayor Curtis McCall Jr. and candidates of the McCall Good Government Party bumped off all but one of their opponents from the ballot at a hearing of St. Clair County’s electoral board on Jan. 10.

After two years and two mediators, Just for Men class action fails to settle

By Record News | Jan 8, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon managed a mass action over hair dye with mediation for more than two years and has retired without a settlement.

Fifth District rules for Lavite attorney Burkart in fee dispute with Madison County

By Record News | Jan 8, 2019

MOUNT VERNON – Madison County must fully honor a warrant for fees that Tom Burkart charged as counsel to veteran assistance superintendent Brad Lavite, Fifth District appellate judges ruled.

Grand Opening: 20th Judicial Circuit Casino!

By The Madison County Record | Jan 8, 2019

Imagine if a courtroom were like a casino and your verdict was determined by a game of chance.

Cahokia ballot challenges to be heard by county electoral board on Jan. 10

By Record News | Jan 7, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson shifted Cahokia ballot disputes from the village electoral board to the St. Clair County electoral board on Dec. 31.

Seventh Circuit: Crude conversation, sexual approach did not constitute workplace harassment

By Record News | Jan 2, 2019

CHICAGO – Neither a sexual approach by a fellow employee nor generally crude conversation in a workplace constitutes harassment, U.S. Seventh Circuit appeals judges ruled on Dec. 26.

County seeks chunk of plaintiff's wrongful death verdict after settlement offer rejected

By Record News | Jan 1, 2019

BENTON – St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson claims a wrongful death trial over the suicide of Bradley Scarpi in jail produced a verdict so small that Scarpi’s estate owes the county $111,513.66 for taking the case to trial.

Blowing the whistle on bogus whistleblowers

By The Madison County Record | Jan 1, 2019

A qui tam suit filed in Southern Illinois by a former class action lawyer at Tom Lakin’s Wood River firm may be dismissed, along with nearly identical suits filed nationwide.

Cahokia electoral board will hear challenges to incumbents McCall, Duncan and others Jan. 2

By Record News | Dec 31, 2018

CAHOKIA - Electoral officials of the village gathered to decide the ballot status of candidates in next April's municipal election, but they canceled the meeting and put it off until Jan. 2.

One of 11 ‘false claims’ suits DOJ wants dismissed filed in SDIL by former Lakin partner

By Record News | Dec 28, 2018

BENTON – Six men who formed corporations to sue drug companies on behalf of the government wasted the government’s time, according to the government.

Seventh Circuit sides with Deutsche Bank in terror conspiracy claim for fallen soldier

By Record News | Dec 18, 2018

CHICAGO – Deutsche Bank helped Iran avoid sanctions over its sponsorship of terror but that doesn’t mean the bank conspired to spread terror, Seventh Circuit appeals judges ruled on Dec. 12.

Former Gibbons’ investigator who resigned amidst harassment claims gets glowing job reference

By Record News | Dec 18, 2018

ALTON – Kevin Hendricks, who resigned as chief investigator for State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons after employees alleged sexual harassment and retaliation, has applied for a job as an Alton police officer.

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