Oral arguments were heard in the Fifth District Appellate Court on Ford Motor Company’s jurisdictional challenge in a Florida asbestos plaintiff’s lawsuit filed in Madison County Circuit Court.
Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court News
Fifth District reverses Gleeson’s order granting dismissal of retaliatory discharge suit based upon prior arbitration
The Fifth District Appellate Court reversed St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson’s order granting dismissal in an employee’s suit alleging retaliatory discharge based upon res judicata and collateral estoppel.
Fifth District reverses Lopinot in suit alleging concealed upcharges; Found arbitration unenforceable in suit’s second time in appellate court
The Fifth District Appellate Court reversed St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot’s order compelling arbitration in a suit alleging a mortgage corporation concealed upcharges.
Ford’s jurisdictional appeal to be heard with new Republican justices on bench; Plaintiffs' bar tried to keep them off
Ford Motor Company’s jurisdictional appeal arising from a Madison County asbestos case will be heard by a court with two newly elected justices that the plaintiffs' bar tried to keep off the bench.
Fifth District affirms Mudge’s order denying transfer in medical malpractice suit; Concluded 'fact of trial' rather than 'place of trial' is inconvenient
The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s order denying transfer in a medical malpractice suit alleging a patient’s gastric ulcer went undiagnosed.
Despite efforts to derail the Republican Fifth District Appellate Court candidates’ campaigns with lawyer-funded attack ads, the Republican candidates were elected to the bench by roughly 10 percent margins with 99 percent of the precincts reporting.
Judge Weber raises nearly $500K in Fifth District Appellate Court campaign; More than $100K raised day before election by Fair Courts Now contributors
Democratic Fifth District Appellate Court candidate Jo Beth Weber received more than $100,000 in campaign contributions just one day before Election Day.
Politicians are responding to a recent attack ad against Republican candidates for Illinois' Fifth District Appellate Court started by the political action committee Fair Courts Now, which is funded primarily by asbestos attorneys who practice in Madison County.
ISBA responds to million dollar negative ad campaign; Encourages ‘merit selection’ in judicial elections
The Illinois State Bar Association said it supports “merit selection” in judicial elections in response to the million dollar attack campaign funded primarily by asbestos firms. “The Illinois State Bar Association has historically supported good-faith efforts to remove partisan politics from the selection and retention of Illinois judges.
Bleyer denies involvement with Fair Courts Now; Bleyer: ‘Selection of judges should be based on qualifications and experience’
Williamson County Circuit Judge Brad Bleyer said he was not involved in the Fair Courts Now attack ads organized to oppose Republican candidates for the Fifth District Appellate Court.
In response to the recent Fair Courts Now attack ad campaign, Justice James “Randy” Moore said he hopes to restore confidence and impartiality to the bench.
No response from Democratic Fifth District Appellate Court candidates on Fair Courts Now campaign; 41 percent of Judge Weber’s contributions from same firms
It’s been two weeks since the Fair Courts Now committee was formed to run attack ads against Republican candidates for the Fifth District Appellate Court, and Democratic candidates have yet to provide a response to the negative campaign.
Fifth District Appellate Court candidates discuss qualifications at IDC forum; Barberis said he holds no blame against Bleyer for Fair Courts Now campaign
The Fifth District Appellate Court candidates introduced themselves and shared why they are qualified for the position at the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Council's appellate judge candidates forum on Wednesday at the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville.
Weber leading in Fifth District Appellate Court campaign contributions; Candidates raise more than $388K total
Campaign finance records with the Illinois State Board of Elections show that Jefferson County Circuit Judge Jo Beth Weber has received the most Fifth District Appellate Court campaign contributions for the third quarter with a total of $153,721.
Fifth District Appellate Court candidates answered a number of questions posed by the Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL) ranging from qualifications to their views on civil litigation reforms. And while both Justice James R.
All appellate court candidates running in the state's Fifth District answered questions posed by the Illinois Civil Justice League ranging from qualifications to their views on civil litigation reforms and what, if any, changes they'd like to see.
Third quarter reports for Fifth District Appellate Court start to roll in; Weber leading in contributions
While funding for Fifth District Appellate Court campaigns does not yet rival previous contested campaigns, contributions to candidates are beginning to pour in just as third quarter reports are due.
CARTERVILLE — For Justice James “Randy” Moore, the right to life is more significant than simply a campaign issue. It’s core to his being.
An attorney representing distressed property owners in a proposed bid rigging class action reacted positively to last week's ruling that allows the case to proceed.
Fifth District finds circumstantial evidence was sufficient to secure FELA verdict against Union Pacific; Moore sharply dissents
A railroad worker who was rear-ended by a drunk driver while being transported in a van from a rail yard to a train in 2008 will get another shot at convincing St. Clair County jurors that Union Pacific was negligent for the auto accident.