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.
Madison County Veterans Assistance Commission News
Fifth District affirms Becker’s order denying request to appropriate VAC funds for attorney’s fees; Becker praised for maintaining status quo
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.