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Reagan rejects nationwide uConnect class action, but certifies Illinois, Missouri, Michigan claims

By Record News | Jul 12, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Belleville city attorney Brian Flynn can’t lead a class action for Chrysler owners nationwide but can lead an Illinois class, Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan ruled on July 5.

Wife of former U.S. Attorney seeks divorce in Madison County

By Ann Maher | Apr 24, 2018

The wife of former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton has petitioned for divorce in Madison County Circuit Court citing irreconcilable differences.

Madison County GOP chair calls for more political diversity on bench; Says it will help shed ‘judicial hellhole’ reputation

By Ann Maher | Apr 16, 2018

Madison County GOP chairman Jeremy Plank has called for the appointment of more Republicans at the Third Judicial Circuit to more closely reflect the county’s “political landscape” and to help shed its reputation as a “judicial hellhole.”

Parties in UConnect case want May trial re-set; Harman challenges attorney Flynn’s standing

By Record News | Apr 4, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Carmaker Chrysler and instrument maker Harman International have filed a joint motion with lawyer Brian Flynn of Belleville to scrub a May 14 trial on Flynn’s claim that hackers can seize control of his Jeep.

Wigginton opens practice on West Main in Belleville

By The Madison County Record | Mar 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton has opened an office at 7110 West Main Street.

After three months at Simmons, Wigginton no longer on firm's roster

By Record News | Feb 26, 2018

ALTON – Simmons Hanly Conroy law firm removed former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton from its roster and withdrew from a class action he brought with him from a previous job.

Wigginton joins Simmons Hanly Conroy

By Record News | Dec 11, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – Former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton has joined the firm of Simmons Hanly Conroy in Alton, according to a notice he filed at U.S. district court on Dec. 7.

Chrysler alleges lead counsel in UConnect case has conflict of interest by also representing expert

By Record News | Nov 14, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – Chrysler, defending a federal class action about hacking, claims plaintiff lawyer Stephen Wigginton improperly represents an expert for the class.

Reagan seals motion to certify UConnect class action against Chrysler

By Record News | Oct 31, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – Without explanation, on a motion from former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton, U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan sealed a motion to certify a class action against Chrysler.

Missouri court of appeals knocks out $72 million talcum powder verdict against J&J

By Ann Maher | Oct 17, 2017

ST. LOUIS - A $72 million talcum powder verdict leveled against Johnson & Johnson last year has been vacated by a state appeals court.

Construction company alleges Ameren was negligent in wrongful death suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 24, 2017

A construction company argues that Ameren Illinois was negligent when it installed a gas pipeline that allegedly exploded when an employee dug too deep, resulting in his death.

Madison County jury awards $550K to man injured in Casey's slip and fall

By Ann Maher | Jan 9, 2017

A St. Jacob man was awarded more than a half million dollars by a Madison County jury last week over a slip and fall incident that occurred three years ago at a Casey's General Store in Highland.

Construction companies deny liability in suit alleging man died from gas explosion

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 6, 2016

Several construction companies claim a man who died in a gas explosion negligently dug too deep in an area where the gas line was marked.

Companies seek to dismiss contamination lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction, exceeding statute of limitations

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 30, 2016

Companies accused of contaminating a man’s property seek to dismiss the suit for exceeding the statute of limitations and lack of jurisdiction.

Former prosecutor Wigginton appointed to represent panel that will decide whether voters get tax cut question

By Ann Maher | May 31, 2016

Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza, who serves as the panel's chairperson by statute, told the gallery that Wigginton would be arriving later. She also said that attorneys for the defendants - James Craney and Don Weber - were absent due to Weber's illness and Craney being called out of town.

Madison County jurors find for Contegra in fraud case; Plaintiff awarded $50,000 in suit over construction of Fairview Heights forensics lab

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 15, 2016

Madison County jurors found for plaintiff Contegra Construction Company LLC in a fraud case concerning the construction of the Metro East Forensics Laboratory on March 10 after an eight-day trial in Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s court.

Fraud case over Fairview Heights forensic lab construction at trial in Crowder's court; Defendant says he is entitled to res judicata from AIW's bankrupcty case

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 2, 2016

A fraud case concerning the construction of the Metro East Forensics Laboratory in Fairview Heights is at trial this week in Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s court.

Wigginton plans to step down next month, will move into private practice in St. Louis

By The Madison County Record | Nov 24, 2015

U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton has announced that he will resign effective Dec. 11. His press release issued today boasted of his accomplishments but neglected to mention the most sensational convictions he obtained.

Madison County case filings expected to level out

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 29, 2015

During a presentation at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference on Sept. 18, asbestos attorney Marcus Raichle, Jr. projected that total filings for the year would be approximately 1,118 - which would be down from the previous year in which 1,300 cases were filed. 

'Nobody should be against transparency'

By The Madison County Record | May 21, 2015

You can bet that an asbestos plaintiff's attorney who was thinking about buying a used car would expect the dealer to inform him of any known defects in the vehicle.

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