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Johnson & Johnson's adversaries may have to take a powder

The Madison County Record Jun. 30, 2017, 9:54am

Having no scientific basis for their claims may not stop some venue-shopping, payday-seeking plaintiff lawyers, but recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding the right place to bring a lawsuit could stop the trolling.

Madison County civil docket July 5-14

The Madison County Record Jun. 30, 2017, 8:55am

There are 40 cases with hearings scheduled on the civil docket for July 5-14, including hearings on a motion for summary judgment in an insurance dispute and motion to dismiss an amended complaint in a discrimination suit.

Suspect in felony public corruption case gets vacation pass to the Bahamas

The Madison County Record Jun. 27, 2017, 6:35pm

BELLEVILLE – Some felony suspects have to go to jail, but felony suspect Ruth Hamilton Dean gets to go to the Bahamas.

Chrysler seeks summary judgment in uConnect proposed class action

The Madison County Record Jun. 27, 2017, 3:17pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Chrysler has stepped up against a claim that hackers could seize control of vehicles, and the lawyer pursuing the case, Stephen Wigginton, appears to be stepping away from it.

Madison County real estate May 30-31

The Madison County Record Jun. 27, 2017, 3:09pm

An Edwardsville home sold for $630,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for May 30-31.

Lawyer who defends St. Clair County in jail suits faces suit over car crash

The Madison County Record Jun. 27, 2017, 2:32pm

Attorney Thomas Ysursa, who defends St. Clair County in jail suits and other civil actions, faces a suit claiming his car rammed the rear of another while a mobile device distracted him.

Asbestos lawyer guilt, projected

The Madison County Record Jun. 20, 2017, 5:48pm

Radical left-wingers often use the banner of “social justice” to implement their hidden agendas, and the “racial sobriety” program offered by Fr. Clarence Williams is a perfect example.

Mass actions have come to an end in state courts, Sotomayor laments

The Madison County Record Jun. 20, 2017, 4:27pm

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justices have put an end to mass actions in state courts against two or more defendants, according to a dissent they don’t dispute.

Mother of Belleville murder victim wants justice for son

The Madison County Record Jun. 20, 2017, 2:56pm

GREENWOOD, Miss. – Six months after the murder of Carl Silas in Belleville, his mother wants to know who murdered him and why.

Another death by asbestos lawsuits

The Madison County Record Jun. 14, 2017, 11:13am

A productive member of our society has passed away.

Belleville man identified in shooting of Republican congressman

The Madison County Record Jun. 14, 2017, 10:39am

James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville has been identified as the shooter who took aim at Republican congressmen during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. on Wednesday morning.

DOJ denies request to identify former U.S. attorney in misconduct investigation, but releases redacted report on affair

The Madison County Record Jun. 13, 2017, 6:13pm

WASHINGTON – Justice Department lawyers denied media requests to identify a former U.S. attorney who committed adultery with a supervisor in his office, but they released a report with dozens of details about the affair.

Tillery suit against economists highlights relationships between lawyers and judges in major litigation

The Madison County Record Jun. 13, 2017, 12:39pm

BENTON – Former U.S. district judge Patrick Murphy, who represents lawyer Stephen Tillery as plaintiff in the court of Senior U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert, successfully defended Gilbert against an ethics complaint last year.

Sanctions against Wigginton clients in uConnect case top $16K

The Madison County Record Jun. 12, 2017, 2:26pm

Chrysler submitted a $16,337.50 bill against clients of former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton in federal court on June 6, as the company’s cost of restoring confidentiality to trade secrets he exposed.

Our General Assembly is generally dissembling

The Madison County Record Jun. 7, 2017, 9:03am

Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly have their priorities. Getting a budget passed may not be one of them, but finding new sources of revenue to share with their cronies – or simply squander – apparently is.

Former judge Murphy called up in Tillery’s suit against economists involving minor league baseball class action

The Madison County Record Jun. 7, 2017, 7:13am

BENTON – Stephen Tillery has retained former U.S. district judge Patrick Murphy to pursue a claim that failure of a research contractor jeopardized a possible class action among minor league baseball players.

Supreme Court denies defendant's request to review decision involving St. Clair Co. jurisdiction

The Madison County Record Jun. 6, 2017, 12:44pm

SPRINGFIELD – Supreme Court Justices, like Fifth District appellate judges, prefer to let a St. Clair County judge decide where Franklin County resident Jessica Patton should defend a wrongful death suit.

DUI arrest report on Wigginton indicates former federal prosecutor not able to complete field sobriety tests

The Madison County Record Jun. 2, 2017, 4:47pm

A Troy police report detailing the DUI arrest of former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton, indicates he had almost made it home when he was stopped at around 10 p.m. on May 23.

Kelley denies reconsideration of Van Hoose misdemeanor assault finding

The Madison County Record Jun. 1, 2017, 5:03pm

St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley denied reconsideration of an order finding Brad Van Hoose guilty of misdemeanor assault.

Misconduct involving U.S. Attorney's relationship with subordinate detailed in OIG report

The Madison County Record May 31, 2017, 5:28pm

WASHINGTON – A recent misconduct report prepared by the Office of the Inspector General indicates that a U.S. Attorney carried on an affair with a subordinate and quit the job when Washington found out.