News from June 2007
Randy G. Massey, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on May 29, Frederick O. Goss, 41, of Mt. Vernon, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to more than 16 years (200 months) imprisonment, fined $750, and placed on three years supervised release.
Randy G. Massey, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on May 25 Darin Thomas Mills, 37, of Teutopolis, was charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office in a criminal complaint in U.S. District Court with two counts of possession of child pornography.
Randy G. Massey, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced last week that Daniel L. Johnson, 58, of Benton, was convicted by a federal jury in the U.S. District Court in Benton, of two counts of health care program fraud and acquitted of one count of mail fraud.
EAST ST. LOUIS -- An attorney waived indictment and pled guilty last week in federal court in East St. Louis, to taking and concealing $36,000 in drug proceeds from a client he represented in federal court in 2004.
Plaintiffs have split over representation in two Madison County class actions that the Lakin Law Firm filed with Freed & Weiss of Chicago.
Tom Maag A Troy police officer who was slammed with a $311,700 default judgment for allegedly causing a lawyer's shoulder injuries while opening the door for her, says he should not be held liable.
Since 1980, the twenty or so counties that constitute Southern Illinois have grown older and smaller.
Robert Botkin is suing his former employer for $150,000 claiming he was terminated for filing a workers' compensation claim.
An inmate serving a 70-year murder sentence at Menard Correctional Center has filed a medical malpractice suit against two physicians and the prison's medical service provider in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
While opponents of a controversial, trial lawyer-sponsored bill are hailing its apparent demise, a leading tort reform advocate cautions to "keep the powder dry."
A Highland man who was fired from Basler Electric Company on Feb. 27, filed a retaliatory discharge suit in Madison County Circuit Court alleging he was discharged after sustaining a work-related injury.
A woman who slipped and fell three separate times on ice, snow and water at the Cottonwood Mall in Glen Carbon filed a personal injury suit seeking damages in excess of $150,000.