Madison - St. Clair Record

Monday, October 21, 2019

Illinois Supreme Court

Recent News About Illinois Supreme Court

  • A new day

    Thinking of you? The word from our nation's capitol: White House eyes were trained on the Madison and St. Clair County courthouses late last week.

  • Justice Karmeier writes first opinion as court member

    Newly elected Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier delivered his first opinion since taking the oath of office Dec. 6, 2004.

  • Moran dusts off docket, gets into class action spring cleaning

    Circuit Judge George Moran Jr. Nuns of the Sisters of Divine Providence may fully appreciate that cleanliness is next to godliness after Madison County Circuit Judge George Moran Jr. throws out several old class action cases that have not been pursued by plaintiffs—namely one that had accused them of cheating.

  • Q&A: 20th Judicial Circuit judge-to-be Norton

    William C. Norton Marissa attorney William C. Norton, who will be sworn into office next month as circuit judge in the 20th Judicial Circuit, took time to answer a few questions recently.

  • A good start

    What do you call 25 asbestos lawsuits thrown out of a Madison County court because they have no relation to the county?

  • Appellate court affirms Cueto's venue ruling

    A venue decision made by St. Clair County Circuit Judge Lloyd Cueto was recently affirmed by the 5th District Court of Appeals after the appellate court was ordered by the Illinois Supreme Court to reconsider an interlocutory appeal.

  • Proposed Rule 225: A new David & Goliath

    Who will you find to represent the consumer with a claim of minimal value?

  • State high court overturns ruling

    The Illinois Supreme Court overturned a May 28, 2002 ruling by Madison County Associate Judge Lewis Mallott in an insurance case where the plaintiff argued their payouts should be more because she had coverage for multiple vehicles, even though only one vehicle was involved in the accident.

  • Rule 225 offers viable solution to dubious claims

    Mike Pope Monday, Jan. 24 may prove to be a milestone in efforts to restore balance and consistency to the handling of class actions in Illinois.

  • Kay v. Wojcieszak: Settled or not?

    An odd turn in a case of unlikely participants came when the defendant--a victims' rights advocate accused of intimidation--refuted a published report that the lawsuit has settled out of court.

  • New judge assigned in Maag v. Illinois Chamber

    A $110 million defamation lawsuit filed by Gordon E. Maag, who lost the Illinois Supreme Court Justice race and retention to the appellate court, has been been assigned to Associate Judge Stuart Shiffman of the 7th Judicial Circuit, in Sangamon County.

  • President's visit to shine national light on Metro-East

    It's no accident that U.S. President George W. Bush selected Collinsville, Ill. to make his case for legal reform--a priority domestic policy agenda item.

  • Stop wasting our money and time

    East Alton plaintiff’s attorney Thomas Maag has apparently decided to drop a silly slander lawsuit he filed against Steve Tomaszewski, a former aide to newly-elected Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier.

  • Thomas Maag moves to drop lawsuit

    Madison County plaintiff's attorney Thomas Maag has moved to drop a civil lawsuit he filed last month against a former campaign staffer for Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier.

  • MCR's most frequently viewed articles on the Web

    Fungus, chicken bones, heating pads and Vioxx. Whether a plaintiff has been damaged by products, accidents or circumstances, the Madison County Record reports case details--often dramatic narrative of disfiguring injuries, lost wages and mental anguish--to a worldwide audience. (

  • #5 News Story: Philip Morris argues before state's high court

    Plaintiff's Attorney Stephen Tillery In the post-election hush, one of the most compelling news stories to be found anywhere in America unfolded before the Illinois Supreme Court Nov. 17.

  • #2 News Story: Maag files $110 million defamation suit

    Former Judge Gordon E. Maag Weeks after losing a contentious battle for Illinois Supreme Court, Gordon E. Maag, filed a $110 million defamation lawsuit against his campaign's detractors Dec. 20.

  • #1 News Story: Karmeier wins costliest state SC race; Maag not retained

    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier In 2004, a norm in political reporting was shattered. Judicial race coverage, which typically never sees the light of mass media, chartered new territory in a high stakes, all-important race for state supreme court justice

  • Legally blonde

    Thomas Maag All in the family... Home Court?... The "B" Team.