The Madison County Record News
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
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.
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.
Marijuana use damages youth health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BELLEVILLE – Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson shifted Cahokia ballot disputes from the village electoral board to the St. Clair County electoral board on Dec. 31.
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.
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.
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.
BENTON – Six men who formed corporations to sue drug companies on behalf of the government wasted the government’s time, according to the government.
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.
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.