News from January 2014

Taco Bell and employees argue terminated co-worker barred from recovery due to “unclean hands”

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 1, 2014

Defendants named in a woman’s lawsuit alleging she was fired after reporting threats and physical abuse have denied the allegations and accused the plaintiff of acting unethically, barring her from recovery.

Cahokia and officer seek to strike exemplary damages in K-9 attack lawsuit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 1, 2014

The Village of Cahokia and one of its officers seeks to strike a man’s request for exemplary damages in a dog attack lawsuit.

Awarding law degrees to sociopaths may not be such a good idea

By The Madison County Record | Jan 2, 2014

“Look, when we get out of law school we’ll be up to our ears in debt and it’ll take years to pay that off, even if we get on with good firms – which doesn’t seem likely. So, what we need is a game plan to hit the ground running when we graduate, a business model we can put into play right away and start making some big bucks. Any suggestions?”

Man accused of crashing into Godfrey home after consuming alcohol pleads the Fifth

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 3, 2014

A man accused of killing a Godfrey man by crashing into his home after consuming alcohol has answered the complaint by invoking his Fifth Amendment privilege.

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