News from March 2006
Manpower employee Belinda K. Reeves of Belleville, who was temporarily totally disabled from a thumb injury, claims she was wrongfully fired after returning to work following a three-and-a-half week absence.
Judge Weber Madison County Circuit Judge Don Weber forgot that a client of the Lakin Law Firm sued him 14 years ago, according to an affidavit Weber signed in defending himself against the firm's accusation of bias.
Cheryl Niro The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed a former Illinois State Bar Association president to head a new agency dedicated to improving civility among lawyers.
Steve Cohen, executive director of West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, speaks during a press conference Wednesday where the group "honored" Bridgeport radiologist Ray Harron. CHARLESTON, WV – There was no red carpet and no fancy dresses.
A Madison County jury cleared Bondex International and Georgia Pacific of any wrongdoing in the county's first asbestos trial of 2006.
In a 4-3 ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed St. Clair County's Circuit Judge Lloyd Cueto's decision to deny a motion to transfer a wrongful death case to Clinton County based on the doctrine of forum non conveniens.
Alex Avery If product liability claims against major chemical companies prevail and state legislators attempt to restrict the most commonly applied herbicide used by corn growers, Illinois agriculture is in trouble.
A federal judge has remanded a lawsuit against a local transportation business back to Madison County, stating that a defendant's removal of the case was improper.
"Only lawyers think that way," remarked the downstate handler for dairyman GOP candidate for Governor Jim Oberweis, when Madison County attorney Thomas Maag demanded $250 per day rent for a misplaced campaign sign.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Record TV Network, and our live broadcast of the ceremonies surrounding the first annual Madison County Bar Association -- 'Oscars Ball', where the judges and lawyers of the Third Circuit come out dressed as characters from their favorite movies.
Ronald Howard filed a retaliatory discharge suit against Schaefer Water Centers in Millstadt claiming he was fired after filing a workers' compensation claim.
St. Clair County Jail A food contractor at the St. Clair County Jail filed a personal injury suit against the county claiming an iron gate at the jail closed on her.