It's interesting how two people or groups of people can have completely different reactions to the same situation. Consider the diametrically opposed perspectives on the legal climate in Madison County. The hellhole status we've deplored for years is considered positively paradisaical by profiteers.
The Madison County Record News
Murder suspect’s attorney says discovery continues to roll in four months after investigator swore that all was disclosed
BELLEVILLE – Lawyers for murder suspect David Fields continue receiving evidence four months after lead investigator Justin Biggs swore that defense counsel had it all.
BELLEVILLE – Commissioners of Metro East Sanitary District exceeded their authority when they created a special service area in St. Clair County, associate judge Julie Katz ruled on May 4.
BELLEVILLE – Text messages between prosecutor Lorinda Lamken and Belleville lawyer Alex Enyart have popped up as evidence for the sexual abuse trial of Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert.
When people trip and fall and hurt themselves, they deserve our sympathy. If we're somehow responsible for their accident, they may deserve compensation from us as well.
BELLEVILLE – Lawyer Bruce N. Cook is being sued over a May 19, 2016 auto accident that allegedly left a Belleville policeman sick, lame and disabled.
BENTON – “I am an unpleasant old man,” attorney Bruce N. Cook of Belleville said at a deposition on April 12 after calling the witness’s lawyer a “cheat,” and a day after he sparred with another deponent in the same case, calling him a “hot shot.”
Corn growers allegedly fell for lawyer racket in Syngenta litigation; Suit claims Enyart misled farmers
MINNEAPOLIS – Sixty thousand corn growers fell for a racket that Texas lawyer Mikal Watts led, lawyer Douglas Nill of Minneapolis claims in U.S. district court.
Wouldn't it be great if students could hand in test papers or book reports and their teachers would mark a big A+ on each one without bothering to read them?
Lawyers to get 75 percent of $9.8 million whistleblower suit against K-Mart; Tillery's take - $5.7 million
EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel awarded three fourths of a $9.8 million settlement to lawyers who sued failing retailer K-Mart.
I would much rather discuss this with the author of this hatchet piece editorial - Special prosecutors for everyone! - but since your fine publication allows its writers to hide behind the generic byline of “by the Madison County Record” that is impossible.
MOUNT VERNON – In a mass action case under seal at St. Clair County Circuit Court, judges Andrew Gleeson and Vincent Lopinot approved settlement of 11,256 pollution claims against Monsanto without reading the agreements behind it, according to Fifth District appellate judges.
MOUNT VERNON – Fifth District appellate judges reversed St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker for ruling that a homeowners association can’t charge dues and assessments because it doesn’t exist.
BELLEVILLE – Campaign treasuries of four judicial candidates on the Democratic ticket held more than $200,000 as of April 1, their quarterly statements show.
BELLEVILLE – Visiting judge Michael McHaney, after predicting that jurors would convict Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert of sexual abuse if he allowed testimony from an alleged victim 18 years ago, decided to allow the testimony.
BELLEVILLE – Clients of Joseph Bartholomew changed their minds about dismissing a medical malpractice suit, and in the process they apparently changed the judge presiding over it.
MOUNT VERNON – Fifth District appellate judges cut short a sentence of 18 years by vacating a guilty plea to armed robbery that St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida accepted in 2014.
The impact of Fifth Generation (5G) small cell wireless facility bills becoming law will mean: it does not matter who you are, how affluent you are, where you live, or who you know in "high places," a cell tower can soon be looming in your front yard.