News from February 2015

Heyl Royster announces Ingram and Pinter as partners in Edwardsville

By The Madison County Record | Feb 20, 2015

IngramAttorneys Sara Ingram and Gary Pinter have been named partners at Heyl Royster in its Edwardsville office.Ingram, who joined the firm in 2006, focuses her practice in the area of general tort litigation, with a particular interest in the defense of asbestos claims, healthcare matters, and professional liability cases. She had been involved in the defense of numerous asbestos personal injury suits

Right to work states have lower minority unemployment

By Michael Lucci | Feb 20, 2015

LucciRight-to-Work states are doing a better job of providing opportunity for minorities seeking work, according to newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS. The comparison between Right-to-Work states and forced-union states, such as Illinois, shows that black unemployment in Right-to-Work states is a full percentage point below forced-union states. Latino unemployment in Right-to-Work

Couple sues over Granite City rear-end accident

By The Madison County Record | Feb 23, 2015

A couple has sued a woman for allegedly rear-ending their car, leading to serious injuries.

Woman sues Morrissey Construction and driver alleging injuries in accident

By The Madison County Record | Feb 23, 2015

KopisA Madison County woman has sued another woman and her company, alleging negligence in a car accident.Gloria M. Ford filed a lawsuit Feb. 10 in Madison County Circuit Court against Amanda R. Morrissey and Morrissey Construction Company of Godfrey.According the complaint, Ford was stopped on Homer M. Adams Parkway at the intersection of Godfrey Road on July 26, 2013, when Morrissey collided with

Brokerage firm agrees to settle suit over excessive commissions for $340K

By Ann Maher | Feb 23, 2015

PrenzlerMadison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler said Monday that an Arkansas brokerage firm has agreed to pay $340,000 to settle a suit filed in 2011 over excessive commissions charged by the company.The agreement wraps up a complaint Prenzler filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Sterne, Agee & Leach, claiming it charged as much as 1,239% more in average commissions

Crushed Grapes denies allegations in lawsuit alleging it owes $118,000 in rent

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 24, 2015

The owners of an Edwardsville wine store have denied allegations against it in a lawsuit claiming they failed to pay rent.

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