Illinois' Fifth District Appellate Court
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Illinois' Fifth District Appellate Court News
The Fifth District Appellate Court denied an appeal from Illinois Bell under a Supreme Court rule in a suit involving increased service charges.
MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court on Nov. 27 affirmed an earlier dismissal by the St. Clair County Circuit Court of a convicted killer’s claims that he was denied due process because he had been appointed an ineffective attorney.
The Fifth District Appellate Court on Nov. 1 denied an appeal by Robert Leyden to collect workers' compensation benefits after Leyden alleged he was injured in an on-the-job accident.
Justice David Overstreet of Mt. Vernon will seek election to the Fifth District Appellate Court for the seat being vacated next year by Justice Richard Goldenhersh, who is retiring.
MT. VERNON – An Alton man imprisoned more than 30 years after being sentenced as a teenager in 1986 in the brutal killing of another teen, will not be allowed to file another appeal of his conviction, according to an order handed down by the Fifth District Appellate Court last week.
Fifth District Appellate Court Justice Richard Goldenhersh will not seek another 10-year term when his current one expires at the end of next year.
The Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois has denied a local man’s postconviction petition on claims that his constitutional rights were violated at trial.
MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has reversed a ruling issued by St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien favoring a workers' compensation claimant.
MT. VERNON — The Fifth District Appellate Court recently upheld a work comp award to a military veteran involving a work-related injury sustained before he was deployed to Afghanistan.
&&&An investment gone awry and whether or not defendants could compel arbitration for various disputes were at issue in the Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois ruling which ordered parts of the dispute back to the lower court. In Lakho v. Nisar, the court found that a St. Clair court erred by granting the defendants arbitration for several counts in the case.
The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld the convictions and sentences of a man found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida's court.
Second Judicial Circuit Judge David K. Overstreet, 51, of Mount Vernon has been assigned to the Fifth District Appellate Court to fill a vacancy created following last November's election.
The Fifth District Appellate Court candidates introduced themselves and shared why they are qualified for the position at the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Council's appellate judge candidates forum on Wednesday at the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville.
An attorney representing distressed property owners in a proposed bid rigging class action reacted positively to last week's ruling that allows the case to proceed.