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Civil defense manual brought into modern era with first publication since 1995

By Tricia Erickson | Aug 1, 2017

CHICAGO – Civil defense lawyers can now learn from modern examples of best practices with the new Defense Counsel Training Manual, which had not been updated since 1995.

District judge dismisses inmate's complaint of constitutional rights violations while he awaits hearing

By Tricia Erickson | May 25, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — Chief District Judge Michael Reagan dismissed a complaint from a man claiming his constitutional rights were violated while being held before his criminal proceeding, which is still pending.

District Court dismisses suit against Schnuck Markets in data-breach case

By Tricia Erickson | May 5, 2017

A district court has dismissed a data breach suit against grocer Schnuck Markets brought by financial institutions.

Ex-husband ordered to pay over half of woman's attorney fees, according to appellate court's affirmation

By Tricia Erickson | May 5, 2017

The Fifth District Appellate Court recently affirmed that an ex-husband should pay over half of his former spouse's attorney fees from the divorce.

Illinois faces Judicial Watch lawsuit if voter rolls stay outdated

By Tricia Erickson | Apr 25, 2017

Judicial Watch recently identified Illinois as one of 11 states with counties that had a greater number of registered voters than eligible-age citizens and has sent a notice of violation with plans to pursue litigation if the state does not address the problem.

Former employee fails to provide evidence for reverse discrimination in case against assisted living facility

By Tricia Erickson | Apr 17, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently granted an assisted living facility's motion for a summary judgment in a “reverse” discrimination termination case.

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