Republican candidate for a permanent seat on the Fifth District Appellate Court, Justice David Overstreet, steers clear of addressing "trigger" issues for the trial bar - "frivolous" litigation and "caps" on damages - in questions posed by the Illinois Civil Justice League.
Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court News
A Madison County laborer will not receive workers' compensation benefits for abdominal injuries, an appellate court ruled.
A Cahokia School District employee lost an appeal disputing a decision denying her workers' compensation claims.
MT. VERNON –– The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a conviction in the first-degree murder of Washington Park Mayor John Thornton.
A Red Bud homeowner cannot make her neighbor pay to repair a shared easement, an appeals court ruled.
Dupo Oilfield Development did not break a contract with Jasper Oil Producers, an appellate court ruled on Sept. 10.
Madison County Circuit Court properly stripped a convicted sex offender of his parental rights, an appeals court ruled on Aug. 30.
Prosecutors cannot introduce new evidence of earlier crimes allegedly committed by a man charged with first-degree murder, an appeals court ruled.
A couple, divorced four times from each other, are in dispute over a property settlement.
A man serving 60 years in prison for first-degree murder will not receive a hearing to review his case, an appeals court ruled.
A sex offender cannot withdraw his guilty plea, an appellate court ruled.
MT VERNON, Ill. (Madison - St. Clair Record) — An Illinois appeals court has affirmed dismissal of a complaint by three would-be gun owners who allegedly did not receive firearm owner's identification cards from the Illinois State Police within 30 days of their applications.
Majority of Fifth District published opinions favor plaintiffs; Defense rulings mostly filed as Rule 23 decisions
According to Fifth District Appellate Court decisions dating back through 2016, the appellate court tends to favor plaintiffs in published opinions and defendants in Rule 23 rulings.
A convicted sex offender cannot reverse his conviction, an appellate court ruled.
The Fifth District Appellate Court upheld a first-degree murder conviction against a man who challenged the verdict over his fitness to stand trial.
An appeals court upheld a ruling granting sole custody to a father of six in a long-running divorce case.
An Illinois appeals court reversed a man’s conviction after he was accused of failing to register as a sex offender.
A St. Clair County father lost his attempt to overturn a lower court's ruling revoking his parental rights.
Fifth District affirms Becker’s order denying request to appropriate VAC funds for attorney’s fees; Becker praised for maintaining status quo
The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed Clinton County Associate Judge William Becker’s order denying veteran services officer Brad Lavite’s request to pay attorney’s fees with funds intended for assisting Madison County veterans.
ILLINOIS APPELLATE COURT: Administrative Director Declares Illinois Associate Judge Appointed in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
Marcia M. Meis, Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, announced today that the Twentieth Judicial Circuit judges voted to select Tameeka L. Purchase as an associate judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.