MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- A 22-year sentence imposed by a circuit court judge after a pleaded guilty to armed violence was not excessive, the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed.
Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court News
MOUNT VERNON -- The Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed a circuit court’s ruling where a man was sentenced to 140 years in prison after he was convicted in the sexual assault of a child.
MOUNT VERNON -- The Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed a lower court’s ruling in a case where an Illinois woman sought to overturn the state's forfeiture of a vehicle she owned.
MOUNT VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed a circuit court decision in a complaint involving the division of an estate.
MOUNT VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a first degree murder conviction despite the defendant’s argument that he did not get a fair trial.
MOUNT VERNON. -- A burglary conviction will stand after the Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a jury verdict that the defendant argued was reached without sufficient evidence to find him guilty beyond reasonable doubt.
In a split decision, an Illinois appeals panel has stripped Allstate Insurance of its defenses against a class action, which alleged the company unfairly billed long-term auto policyholders more than it charged new ones, saying Illinois insurers can’t protect their rates from lawsuits, because their rates are not controlled by the Illinois Department of Insurance.
SPRINGFIELD – All seven Supreme Court Justices reinstated a defense verdict that Fifth District appellate judges overturned in a traffic injury case.
IL Supreme Court: Ex-wife can't use past temp injunction to stop husband's sons from getting his IRA
The Illinois Supreme Court says a man had the right to name his children the rightful heirs of his retirement funds, even though his ex-wife contended a court order in place during divorce proceedings should have prevented it.
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- A convicted murderer has failed in his appeal for post conviction relief and a reduction of his 20-year sentence.
MT. VERNON – The Appellate Court for the Fifth District of Illinois denied testimony of an examining doctor in the case of a woman hurt on an elevator because her injury medical report was not delivered in a timely manner.
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.
MT. VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court upheld a judgement out of the Madison County Circuit Court to terminate the parental rights of a father who alleged his termination was unfair because the court did not admonish him.
A man who claimed that a Madison County child custody exchange center violated the Illinois Civil Rights Act by unfairly making non-residential parents - usually fathers - wait longer than residential parents has had his lawsuit tossed.
MT. VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a St. Clair County circuit court ruling granting a mother's request to move to North Carolina with her minor children.
MT. VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court vacated summary judgment for Metro in a man's lawsuit alleging he was assaulted near an East St. Louis Metro station.
MT. VERNON, Ill. —A man convicted of first-degree murder will get a new trial after the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court agreed with him that the jury should have been given instructions on his self-defense argument Nov. 19.
Supreme Court grants attorney leave to challenge appeals court decision over legal malpractice claim
An Edwardsville attorney was granted leave to appeal by the Illinois Supreme Court in a case with its roots in a claim of legal malpractice.
Justice David Overstreet has described it as an honor to be elected by voters across 37 counties as he gains a permanent position on the Fifth District Appellate Court.
MT. VERNON, Ill.— An appellate court recently dismissed a lawsuit for lack of appellate jurisdiction in a 2014 worker's compensation claim case under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (Act) against Bi-State Development Agency, doing business as Metro Transit.