EDWARDSVILLE – Gori Julian law firm, a national leader in asbestos litigation, has tangled itself in a $70,000 dispute over soap and towels and such.
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A state trooper found $727,000 in cash in a 60-year-old man’s vehicle in Madison County, and prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of the cash.
LEBANON, Ohio – Widow Kathleen Jones alleges in Warren County, Ohio court that work comp claims she released on advice from the Gori Julian law firm would have brought a greater recovery than a settlement she accepted.
While the rate of asbestos filings is generally declining in courts across the country, a new litigation trend developing in Madison County and elsewhere is the inclusion of non-occupational talc exposure claims within traditional occupational asbestos exposure complaints.
Madison County Circuit Judge Sarah Smith granted Madison County auditor Rick Faccin’s request for a temporary restraining order on a resolution the board passed last month allowing access to the county’s USL financial system.
“I was elected to look into things. Faccin believes he is here to hide things.”
Regular folks charged with DUI in Madison County - ones with lawyers - regularly get suspensions rescinded
EDWARDSVILLE – When a Madison County judge rescinded the suspension of former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton’s driver’s license after his second DUI in less than two years, skeptics may have figured he caught a special break. In reality, regular folks catch that break routinely.
Three veterans are suing the manufacturers and distributors of opioids, claiming they should have, or did, know the dangers of the drugs, particularly to those suffering from long term pain.
EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County board chairman Kurt Prenzler can hire independent counsel in a suit over access to financial information, Circuit Judge Sarah Smith ruled on March 29.
Handling of Smollett case leaves local criminal attorneys baffled; Law prof: 'Nothing about this feels normal to me'
For a University of Illinois law professor and local attorneys who have decades of experience in criminal court, the dismissal of charges against actor Jussie Smollett leaves a lot of unanswered questions.
Subsequent court filings in multiple cases do not address mental health
Plea deal in vehicle-theft case set suspect free, weeks before killings
The trial for an Edwardsville man accused of attacking Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler recently was pushed back because the defendant hired a new attorney, his third in the case.
BENTON – Granting criminal defendants custody of their case files would expose witnesses to intimidation, Madison County counsel Joseph Devereux asserted in U.S. district court on Feb. 27.
After receiving his second DUI in two years, former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton, 55, will be allowed to keep his driver’s license while his current charges are pending due to scheduling mistake by the Madison County Circuit Clerk's office.
A frequent target of asbestos litigation, Crane Co. appears to have substituted counsel with a St. Louis asbestos defense firm in all of its local pending asbestos cases in early January.
Trial-lawyer bill would lift filing restrictions in asbestos claims; Critic says proposal would create unlimited liability
A bill that would reverse a 2015 state Supreme Court decision by allowing workers with latent diseases to sue their employers will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon.
Critic says Illinois politicians want to 'disarm the public'
EDWARDSVILLE – Special prosecutor David Rands, who handled a drunk driving ticket against former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton, will do it again.