Wexstten MOUNT VERNON – James Wexstten's neighbors returned a ringing verdict in his favor Feb. 5, choosing him by four and five to one over Judy Cates in his successful bid for the Democratic nomination to run for the Fifth District appellate court in November.
Wexstten The Fifth Appellate Court upheld Madison County Associate Judge Duane Bailey's order denying a visitation request of paternal grandparents Cynthia and Roger Pfalzgraf during the custodial mother's "time."
MOUNT VERNON – Fifteen Illinois residents and a Missourian claiming Vioxx pills injured them can pursue claims against drug maker Merck in Cook County though they live elsewhere, the Fifth District appellate court ruled Feb. 1.
A 32-year Norfolk Southern Railway employee filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act complaint in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 25, alleging years of fixing railroad tracks have subjected him to repetitive stress injuries.
The widow of a man who died from various cancers and diseases filed a wrongful death complaint against BNSF Railway in Madison County Circuit Court Feb. 6, alleging her husband was exposed to a variety of dangerous chemicals during his 20-year career as a welder.
MOUNT VERNON – St. Clair County Associate Judge Richard Aguirre improperly kept a claim alive for a concrete company that failed to show up for hearings or produce evidence, the Fifth District appellate court ruled Jan. 29.