News from September 2015

St. Clair County structured settlement cases moved to federal court in Chicago

By The Madison County Record | Sep 1, 2015

Two class actions that David Cates of Swansea filed for a Chicago man in St. Clair County have wound up in federal court at Chicago, and a third awaits a decision on jurisdiction. U.S.

Lawmaker: State can raise $3.9B without taxing most; But GOP, big business may not to rush to embrace plan

By Mark Fitton | Sep 1, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Rep. Jack Franks thinks he’s found a path to lead Illinois out of its budget wasteland or least get it well along the way. Franks, a Democrat from Marengo, says he’s working on a bill that could generate nearly $3.9 billion without raising taxes. “I think this is the path out,” Franks said.

Senate Bill 1229: An assault on taxpayers

By Ted Dabrowski | Sep 1, 2015

Illinoisans’ household incomes have fallen by 8 percent since 2000, while state-worker salaries have increased by 22 percent.

Hardees calls attempted robbery ‘reasonably foreseeable’ in customer’s suit over bathroom assault

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 1, 2015

Hardee’s argues that a criminal attack is reasonably foreseeable, making dismissal appropriate in a customer’s lawsuit alleging he was attacked in the restroom in an attempted robbery.

Genesis Marine denies liability in man’s suit alleging crushed hand from 5,000-pound motor

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 1, 2015

A maritime company denies liability and claims an employee’s own negligence is to blame in his lawsuit alleging he was injured while installing a motor on a barge.

Mac’s Time Out denies liability in wrongful death suit involving Wood River twins

By The Madison County Record | Sep 1, 2015

An Alton bar denies liability in the wrongful death lawsuit against the Wood River twins who allegedly fatally beat a man in the bar’s parking lot.

HeplerBroom attorneys included in Best Lawyers in America 2016

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 1, 2015

Ten HeplerBroom attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America list for 2016.

Pro Bono Committee’s annual Madison County Intern Program welcomed 12 local students

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 1, 2015

This summer the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee coordinated its annual Madison County Intern Program, allowing 12 students the chance to learn more about the legal system.

St. Clair County real estate Aug. 17-21

By Carrie Gonzalez | Sep 1, 2015

A list of recent real estate transactions for St. Clair County. Including Belleville, Cahokia, Caseyville, Collinsville, Dupo, East Carondelet, East St. Louis, Fairview Heights, Freeburg, Lebanon, Marissa, Mascoutah, Millstadt, O’Fallon, St. Libory, Shiloh, Smithton, Swansea and Waterloo.

Madison County real estate Aug. 13-18

By Carrie Gonzalez | Sep 1, 2015

A list of recent real estate transactions for Madison County. Including Alhambra, Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, Cottage Hills, East Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Granite City, Hamel, Hartford, Highland, Madison, Maryville, Moro, Pontoon Beach, St. Jacob, Troy, Wood River and Worden.

St. Clair County foreclosures Aug. 18-25

By Carrie Gonzalez | Sep 1, 2015

A list of recent St. Clair County foreclosures. including Belleville, Carondelet, Collinsville, East St. Louis, Marissa and Swansea

Madison County foreclosures Aug. 24-28

By Carrie Gonzalez | Sep 1, 2015

A list of recent Madison County foreclosures. Including Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, Cottage Hills, East Alton, Granite City, Highland and Wood River.

Madison County civil docket Sept. 8-10

By Carrie Gonzalez | Sep 1, 2015

Madison County Circuit Judges Ruth and Mudge have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Sept. 8-10.

Madison County asbestos motion docket Sept. 8-11

By Carrie Gonzalez | Sep 1, 2015

The asbestos motion docket for Madison County will be held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 8 and Sept. 11 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville.

Former Madison County class action attorney voluntarily dismisses case alleging assault and battery

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 1, 2015

A former Madison County class action attorney voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit against a woman he accused of threatening him after he was misled in their alleged relationship.

Couple sues McDonald's over alleged slip and fall

By Dan Harkins | Sep 1, 2015

BELLEVILLE -- A Fairview Heights couple is suing a local McDonald's, alleging injuries the wife suffered in a slip-and-fall accident.

Motorist sues farm business and driver following collision

By Dan Harkins | Sep 1, 2015

An Illinois motorist is suing a farm's truck driver, alleging injuries from a rear-end accident.

Delta Private Jets sues Premier Air Center repair company over alleged engine damage

By Mark Trammell | Sep 1, 2015

Delta Private Jets has filed suit against Premier Air Center, the company that repaired corrosion to their engines and allegedly caused further damage, necessitating further repair.

Wrongful death suit filed against foster mother in girl's death

By Mark Trammell | Sep 1, 2015

An appointed estate administrator has filed a suit on behalf of a late girl's family.

Madison County board members join I-LAW to support Rauner's 'Turnaround' agenda

By Ann Maher | Sep 1, 2015

Local lawmakers are standing with tort reform group Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW) to revive discussion of a sticking point in a two month old state budget impasse. Madison County board members Tom McRae (R-14) and Mick Madison (R-5) joined I-LAW's executive director Travis Akin on Tuesday to support passage of venue reform, a key component of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's Turnaround Agenda.

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