BELLEVILLE – Chief Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson, who had set the first of many pollution trials involving Monsanto and Cerro Copper to be taking place while voters decided whether to retain him, postponed it in August and delayed it indefinitely on Oct. 3.
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BENTON – St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson must defend a claim of deliberate indifference in a jail suicide, U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle ruled on Oct. 4.
Co-defendant Cerro wants Gleeson to unseal documents in pollution suit, saying lack of access denies 'fundamental fairness'
BELLEVILLE – Cerro Flow copper company, facing trial against 11,256 plaintiffs, wants to see a document St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson has kept not only from the public but also from Cerro Flow.
St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson granted Circuit Clerk Kahalah Clay’s motion to dismiss a man’s suit alleging she failed to notify him that his suit against the City of Belleville had been dismissed.
A man suing St. Clair County Circuit Clerk Kahala Clay for allegedly failing to notify him that his suit against the City of Belleville had been dismissed now argues that Clay obstructed justice by misstating the date of service.
Madison County circuit judge candidates have raised a total of $45,353 in the first quarter, with Democratic candidates receiving roughly 80 percent of those contributions.
EDWARDSVILLE — A driver claims another motorist turned in front of him on IL-157 in Collinsville and caused a collision.
EDWARDSVILLE — A man claims he was assaulted by an intoxicated patron at Spike's Pub & Grub.
St. Clair County circuit clerk opposes summary judgment, says duty to mail court orders does not exist
St. Clair County Circuit Clerk Kahalah Clay says a man has “morphed” her duty to provide a docket sheet into a duty to mail court orders in a suit alleging she failed to notify him that his suit against the City of Belleville had been dismissed.
Appellate court candidates Overstreet and Hoerner receive 'highly qualified' ratings in ISBA evaluation
Justice David Overstreet and Belleville attorney Kevin Hoerner were rated "highly qualified" in a review by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Judicial Evaluations Committee, released this week.
BELLEVILLE – An Office Depot customer alleges he was injured when he was struck by automatic doors at the store.
Nearly half of Kolker campaign contributors have cases before the judge; Campaign says contributions are not solicited
BELLEVILLE – Almost half the civil suits that began in St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker’s court from July through December last year involved lawyers who contributed to his campaign for circuit judge in the same period.
An East St. Louis school district says it is immune from liability in a mother’s suit alleging her son was injured when he fell off the monkey bars.
St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker's campaign committee raised more than $100,000 in the last quarter of 2017 as he seeks election to the vacancy left by circuit judge Robert LeChien who died in August.
A mother’s suit alleging her disabled daughter was sexually assaulted by another East St. Louis high school student settled shortly after voir dire ended in Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson’s courtroom.
A mother’s lawsuit alleging her disabled daughter was removed from class and sexually assaulted by another East St. Louis high school student is at trial in Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson’s courtroom.
Belleville attorney Kevin Hoerner has submitted paperwork to run in the spring primary as a Democratic candidate for the Fifth District Appellate Court, in a seat being vacated by retiring Justice Richard Goldenhersh.
EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County company alleges that it was prevented from developing a hotel in Glen Carbon because a partner entered into another agreement with another investor.
BELLEVILLE – A man is suing a Lebanon nursing home for failing to transfer a patient when her condition worsened, allegedly causing her to die of a stroke shortly after.
St. Clair County responds to residents' motion to strike bid rigging suit; Parties seek to extend August trial date
St. Clair County and former treasurer Charles Suarez filed a response to several residents’ motion to strike their reply supporting summary judgment, claiming that their reply sufficiently argues “exceptional circumstances” to file the reply in a suit alleging they participated in a bid rigging scheme.