Madison County Veterans Assistance Commission News

Fifth District rules for Lavite attorney Burkart in fee dispute with Madison County

By Record News | Jan 8, 2019

MOUNT VERNON – Madison County must fully honor a warrant for fees that Tom Burkart charged as counsel to veteran assistance superintendent Brad Lavite, Fifth District appellate judges ruled.

Herndon rejects Veteran’s case banning him from MC admin building, rules for Gibbons, Lakin

By Record News | Oct 30, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Current and former Madison County leaders acted reasonably when they banned veterans assistance superintendent Brad Lavite from the administration building, U.S. District Judge David Herndon ruled on Oct. 29.

Fifth District affirms Becker’s order denying request to appropriate VAC funds for attorney’s fees; Becker praised for maintaining status quo

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 2, 2018

The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed Clinton County Associate Judge William Becker’s order denying veteran services officer Brad Lavite’s request to pay attorney’s fees with funds intended for assisting Madison County veterans.

In pre-dawn order, Herndon rips lawyer for veterans commissioner in suit against current and former officials

By Record News | Jul 17, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – At 4:03 a.m. on July 12, U.S. District Judge David Herndon posted an order ripping lawyer Tom Burkart and canceling a July 23 trial date for Burkart’s client, Madison County Veteran Assistance Commissioner Brad Lavite.

Magistrate rules former MC administrator did not destroy data in Lavite’s suit against county

By Record News | Feb 21, 2018

BENTON – Former Madison County administrator Joseph Parente did not destroy information that veteran assistance Superintendent Brad Lavite needed for a suit against the county, U.S. Magistrate Judge Reona Daly decided on Feb. 15.

Testimony on destruction of Madison County data continues in Lavite’s case against former administration

By Record News | Jan 23, 2018

BENTON – After hours of argument and testimony at two hearings about destruction of data in Madison County government, U.S. Magistrate Reona Daly hasn’t begun to solve the mystery.

Federal court to hear testimony next week in alleged ‘wiping’ of a Madison County hard drive

By Record News | Jan 11, 2018

BENTON – While state police examine Madison County computers they seized on Jan. 10, U.S. Magistrate Judge Reona Daly prepares for a hearing on the wiping of a hard drive in the transition from the prior administration to the current one.

Madison County Veterans Assistance Commission superintendent 'very ecstatic' to be back

By Nicholas Gueguen | Feb 10, 2017

After 21 months of lockout from the Madison County Veterans Assistance Commission office, an attorney for Superintendent Brad Lavite said his client was "very ecstatic" about having his access to the county administration building restored. 

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