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HEYL ROYSTER: Attorneys Author Chapters in IICLE Medical Malpractice Publication

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Five Heyl Royster attorneys authored or co-authored chapters in the recently published 2018 edition of the IICLE (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education) Medical Malpractice handbook.

HEYL ROYSTER: Maloney Elected Vice President of the St. Clair County Bar Association

By Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

Jennifer Maloney has been elected to serve as First Vice President of the St. Clair County Bar Association for 2018-2019.

Asbestos defense attorney says Jeffs v Ford decision clarifies jurisdiction questions

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 26, 2018

The highly anticipated Ford Motor Company jurisdiction appeal was released as an unpublished Rule 23 decision after the appellate court remained under advisement for roughly a year and a half; but an asbestos defense attorney said the ruling still provides assistance for defendants raising jurisdiction objections in Madison County

HEYL ROYSTER: Federal Bar Association Supports Civil Rights Course

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

On June 29, Jana Brady and Jordan Emmert participated in a press conference as members of the P. Michael Mahoney Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division, wherein the FBA presented Northern Illinois University College of Law (NIU) with a check in the amount of $10,000 to help fund a civil rights course for law students that will give them the opportunity to litigate Section 1983 cases.

HEYL ROYSTER: Heyl Royster Attorneys Recognized at IDC Annual Meeting

By Press release submission | Jun 25, 2018

At the June 8 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) held at the East Bank Club in Chicago, the IDC recognized all of its Board Members, Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs.

Herndon grants plaintiffs’ move to put Hale discovery in public domain; State Farm calls it a media ploy to manufacture stories

By Record News | Jun 11, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Discovery documents in a $10 billion suit against State Farm belong in the public record, U.S. District Judge David Herndon ruled on June 11.

Heyl Royster to open St. Louis office

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 17, 2018

The Midwest defense firm Heyl Royster announced that they will be opening a new location in St. Louis.

Defendants seek summary judgment in Madison County bid rigging suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 2, 2018

Several defendants accused of participating in an alleged bid-rigging conspiracy with former Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathon seek summary judgment from the plaintiffs’ third amended complaint.

IDC spring symposium set April 13 will focus on cybersecurity

By Angela Underwood | Mar 27, 2018

The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) spring symposium is scheduled April 13 at Gleacher Center in Chicago and will focus on cybersecurity, bringing together the top executives in the field to speak on the most pressing issues facing computer safety.

‘Unnatural’ class actions in St. Clair County total 21; One shopper tricked by non-dairy creamer label

By Record News | Mar 27, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Local lawyer David Nelson has sued 21 food and soap makers in St. Clair County circuit court in three years for labeling products as natural.

Prairietown Volunteer Fireman’s Association denies liability in suit alleging boy fell on playground

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 20, 2018

The Prairietown Volunteer Fireman’s Association argues that a minor child’s guardians failed to properly supervise him in a suit alleging a boy fell from playground equipment during a wedding reception.

Heyl Royster attorneys named Super Lawyers; Four recognized from Edwardsville office

By Michael McGrady | Mar 6, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Four Heyl Royster attorneys for the Midwest law firm’s Edwardsville office have been named as Illinois Super Lawyers for the year of 2018.

New attorney and partner announced in Heyl Royster's Edwardsville office

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Heyl Royster announced a new attorney and a new partner in its Edwardsville office, according to two recent and separate announcements issued by the firm.

Defendants in Madison County bid rigging suit seek to exclude expert testimony

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 18, 2018

Defendants sued in a Madison County bid rigging suit filed motions to exclude controlled expert testimony, arguing that one expert is “woefully inadequate” and another intends to opine on damages which aren’t part of the class certification.

Madison County seeks to quash deposition intended for ‘annoyance and expense’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 28, 2017

Madison County seeks to quash a subpoena requesting a deposition in a bid rigging suit, arguing that the subpoena is intended for “annoyance and expense” in a suit that the county is still unsure whether it will be formally added as a defendant.

Foley denies taking part in Madison County bid rigging conspiracy; Amended complaint rejoins county defendnats, seeks to expand class

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 20, 2017

In response to the recently amended Madison County bid rigging class action, auctioneer James Foley says he was not an alleged conspirator nor was he the auctioneer at tax sales where delinquent taxes were systematically sold at the highest penalty rate.

Nearly one year later, still no Ford decision out of Fifth District

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 8, 2017

It’s been nearly a year since Fifth District Appellate Court justices heard oral arguments in the Jeffs v Ford asbestos jurisdictional appeal out of Madison County Circuit and a decision still hasn’t been reached.

Plaintiffs granted leave to re-join Madison County in bid rigging suit; January trial vacated

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 20, 2017

Fayette County Associate Judge J. Marc Kelly granted a class of property owners’ request to amend their complaint to add Madison County as a defendant in a suit alleging several tax buyers participated in a bid rigging scheme with former Treasurer Fred Bathon.

Deposition: Bathon casts himself as fall guy in tax sale bid rig conspiracy

By Record News | Sep 5, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – Former Madison County treasurer Fred Bathon, who pleaded guilty of leading a conspiracy to rig bids, swore in May that he knew nothing about it because those who should have told him didn’t tell him.

State Farm seeks to dismiss conspiracy suit, denies that its investigation wasn't thorough

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 23, 2017

State Farm seeks to dismiss a woman’s suit alleging she was wrongfully accused of vandalizing a rental home in an effort to pay for dangerous code violations the landlords allegedly refused to repair.

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