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Fifth District reverses Matoesian's order granting default judgment against nursing home resident

By Glenn Minnis | Apr 19, 2019

MT. VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court reversed Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian’s order granting default judgment in favor of a nursing care facility that sued a resident for allegedly reneging on his contractual obligations to pay for services.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois: Actions Taken on April 11

By The Madison County Record | Apr 19, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activity on April 11 in the suits below:

Economic statements for local judges should offer more detail

By The Madison County Record | Apr 19, 2019

Though easily dismissed as a partisan fishing expedition, the clamor for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns has a certain logic. After all, it could be useful to know the financial interests of our chief executive – and of every federal, state, and local official as well.

April 11: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois docket for motor vehicle cases

By The Madison County Record | Apr 19, 2019

The following motor vehicle-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on April 11. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Trial set in suit alleging patient died from undiagnosed adrenal gland infarction

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 18, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge Sarah Smith scheduled a jury trial in a medical malpractice suit alleging a patient died after her adrenal gland infarction went undiagnosed.

Fifth District reverses Baricevic, finding prisoner’s petition improperly denied due to trivial error

By Record News | Apr 18, 2019

MOUNT VERNON – Former 20th Circuit chief judge John Baricevic improperly denied a prisoner’s petition due to a trivial error, Fifth District appellate judges ruled on April 1.

Yandle denies DOJ's motion to dismiss opioid 'false claim' suit alleging drug makers, CVS participated in kickback scheme

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 17, 2019

District Judge Staci Yandle denied the United States’ motion to dismiss an opioid suit for wasting the government’s time, which alleges drug makers and retailer CVS participated in a kickback scheme by providing free nursing and reimbursement support services.

Appellate court roundtable to be held in Collinsville

By Keri Carbaugh | Apr 17, 2019

A roundtable to honor the Justices of the Fifth District Appellate Court will be held May 17 in Collinsville, presented by the Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA).

Union County judge Boie assigned seat at Fifth District Appellate Court

By Ann Maher | Apr 17, 2019

Union County Circuit Judge Mark M. Boie, a Republican, has been assigned a seat on the Fifth District Appellate Court to fill the vacancy created by the election of Justice David Overstreet last November.

St. Clair County jury awards motorist $7,500 over Cahokia collision

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 17, 2019

St. Clair County jurors awarded a motorist $7,500 following a Cahokia collision.

Case activity for Farm Credit Leasing Services Corporation vs Chad E. Nalley on April 15

By The Madison County Record | Apr 17, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activities in the suit brought by Farm Credit Leasing Services Corporation against Chad E. Nalley on April 15:

Madison County real estate March 22-29

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Apr 17, 2019

A home in Glen Carbon sold for more than $425,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for March 22-29.

Madison County foreclosures March 25 - April 1

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Apr 17, 2019

There were 16 foreclosures in Madison County from March 25 - April 1

Probation officers, court workers sue St. Clair County officials over board's budget cuts

By Record News | Apr 17, 2019

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County’s board adopted a budget that would have harmed probation officers and court workers in four other counties, according to a suit their union filed in chancery court.

Madison County civil docket April 22-26

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 17, 2019

Madison County judges Mudge, Dugan, Ruth, Smith, Matoesian, Harrison, and Chapman have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for April 22-26.

Patient alleges negligent treatment by O'Fallon medical team

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 16, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A patient is suing an O'Fallon hospital and medical team, alleging she suffered permanent injuries after she was treated negligently.

Missouri woman's insurance claim won't be decided in St. Clair Co.; State Farm had argued forum shopping

By Record News | Apr 16, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Heather Brinkley of DeSoto, Mo., who sued State Farm in St. Clair County circuit court over coverage of her home, chose not to resist a challenge to the court’s jurisdiction.

Belleville law firm suing accountant over tax fines and penalties may have case decided by jury

By Record News | Apr 16, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Chatham and Baricevic law firm didn’t want a jury to resolve its dispute with accountant Mark Diak, but Associate Judge Julie Katz has given herself an option to hold a jury trial.

Customer alleges State Farm failed to provide proper coverage

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 16, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing State Farm, alleging that she was not provided the insurance coverage that she had paid for following a vehicle crash.

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Gov. Pritzker Signs Collective Bargaining Freedom Act

By Press release submission | Apr 16, 2019

Making good on his promise to put Springfield back on the side of working families, Gov. JB Pritzker signed the Collective Bargaining Freedom Act (SB 1474), protecting the right of employers, employees, and their labor organizations to collectively bargain and ensuring that the State of Illinois complies with the National Labor Relations Act.

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