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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Illinois Supreme Court

Recent News About Illinois Supreme Court

  • Too many Goliaths...

    St. Louis plaintiff’s attorney Stephen Tillery’s Madison County lawsuit against South African diamond maker DeBeers uses as its rationale a claim that the company is a “cartel.”

  • Lakin could face penalty in Illinois

    Kathleen Clark Suspended from practicing law for a year after improperly soliciting personal injury clients in West Virginia, Madison County plaintiff's attorney Thomas Lakin could face sanctions in Illinois by Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC).

  • Patting ourselves on the back

    Stack The Record's courts reporter Steve Gonzalez has given up correcting callers.

  • The harder they fall

    When they tell the story a few decades from now, it will start with Lloyd Karmeier, the small town would-be judge who could and did.

  • QA: ITLA president elect Cates challenges caps

    Q: Are caps a bad idea? If so, why? A: Caps on compensation are a bad idea.

  • Karmeier should be fair, not 'non-partisan'

    Color us amused by the feigned tantrums last week thrown by enemies of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier.

  • Maag's $110 defamation suit dismissed

    Gordon Maag The $110 million defamation lawsuit filed by Gordon E. Maag, who lost a costly and contentious race for Illinois Supreme Court justice last November, was dismissed by Seventh Circuit Judge Patrick Kelley today.

  • McGlynn and Spomer named to appellate court

    Belleville attorney Stephen McGlynn has been named appellate judge of the 5th Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy that will be left by Judge Clyde Kuehn, whose temporary assignment ends July 7.

  • Moving up the food chain

    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier Department of Justice looks poised to deliver it to the voters of St. Clair County.

  • Under seal: wondrous court tales kept secret

    Mark McKenna Case files at Madison County's courthouse hold wondrous stories for the world to read. But the most amazing stories are kept under seal by order of the court.

  • Reaction flows in med mal epicenter

    Gary Graham A bipartisan medical malpractice insurance reform compromise reached by state lawmakers inspired mixed reaction in the Metro-East--epicenter of the volcanic issue.

  • Med mal deal reached; officials and 'the people' respond

    Sen. Frank Watson announces agreement A monumental bipartisan medical malpractice insurance reform compromise was reached Wednesday evening in Springfield which would cap non-economic damages at $500,000 for doctors and $1 million for hospitals.

  • The real thing

    When the Pulitzer family agreed to sell its St. Louis Post-Dispatch to Lee Enterprises earlier this spring, it did so with one unique stipulation.

  • SMASH crusade goes statewide

    Metro East surgeon Morris Kugler, M.D. believes in the strength of numbers and unity.

  • High court rules in favor of title company fees

    Supreme Court Justice Rita B. Garman (4th District) For 39 years the Illinois Supreme Court has allowed title companies to prepare legal documents without law licenses, reasoning that they act “pro se” - for themselves.

  • Ferguson re-elected Madison County's chief judge

    The circuit judges of Madison and Bond Counties have re-elected Circuit Judge Edward Ferguson as chief judge for the 3rd Judicial Circuit in Illinois.

  • Rekowski honored with Clarence Darrow award

    John J. Rekowski, chief public defender for Madison County, received the prestigious 2005 Clarence Darrow Award from Saint Louis University School of Law in a ceremony at the university recently.

  • Rebel yell

    Bailiff Charles “Rod” Taylor guards the second floor of the Madison County Courthouse with a wink and a smile. He’s a friendly and familiar face.

  • Get out...

    In a sunshine state While Washington types debate what to do with the flame-retarding substance that made him rich and famous, asbestos ace Randy Bono is living permanently in Florida where he’s starting a new business, a source tells Dicta.

  • Med mal stakeholders testify against new version of bill

    The Illinois Senate Executive Committee heard testimony from doctors, hospitals, lawyers and insurers Wednesday on medical malpractice reform, but indefinitely delayed a vote on a bill that most stakeholders do not like.