News from November 2005
Circuit Judge Don Weber After 31 years prosecuting the likes of an infamous child killer, abominable child sexual offender and heinous mob murderers, assistant Madison County state's attorney-turned judge-Don Weber reflected nostalgically before stepping down.
Five years after Steve Boren filed a welding rod lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court, his case finally has finally gone to trial in Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron’s third floor courtroom.
William Buttrum filed a Jones Act suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court Oct. 26, seeking at least $50,000 in damages from Ingram Barge Company.
Michael and Lisa Denny of East Alton filed suit against the property manager and the owners of the Biltmore Apartments in South Roxana Nov. 1 in Madison County Circuit Court seeking damages in excess of $150,000.
U.S. District Judge Michael J. Reagan has remanded a proposed class action suit against drug maker Pfizer to Madison County, declaring the argument behind last year’s removal of the suit “impuissant.”
Circuit Judge George Moran Pekin Insurance Company has invoked the Illinois Supreme Court’s blockbuster decision in Avery vs. State Farm, in a motion to dismiss a proposed Madison County class action suit.
Nationwide Insurance has removed a proposed Madison County class action suit to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act that Congress passed in February.
Lt. Col. Scott Rutter in Iraq Carving a niche in what he calls a bastion of liberalism, Andrew Kassebaum is a college conservative on a patriotic mission.
The Belleville Chamber of Commerce has compiled a rather exhaustive list of Christmas-related activities.
Justice Thomas Kilbride Plain as day, Illinois law says lenders cannot charge more than three percent in fees on mortgages with interest rates above eight percent. Plain as day, Illinois law says they can.
The Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate, the Oblate Service Corporation and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows were sued in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Illinois on Oct. 31 by a former employee claiming unlawful termination based on race and religion.
An inmate at the Tamms Correctional Facility filed a civil rights complaint against the prison and its dietary manager alleging his meals are not nutritionally adequate.