SPRINGFIELD—Colleagues of former Supreme Court Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald remembered him as a rare combination of a warm, generous friend and colleague, as well as a sharp-minded lawyer, jurist and an ethical, dedicated public servant.
EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon stripped Williamson County prosecutor Sean DeMello of immunity from a $9 million suit that Herndon’s former colleague Patrick Murphy filed for former prisoner George Taylor.
MOUNT VERNON – St. Clair County Circuit Judge Stephen McGlynn properly denied sanctions that an asbestos removal company sought against the Illinois Department of Public Health, Fifth District appellate judges ruled on May 10.
Last year, class representative William Tennison settled claims of the class for $300,000 from Fifth Third Bank, $150,000 from the Indianapolis accounting firm of Blue and Company, and $75,000 from the St. Louis law firm of Gilmore and Bell.
Attorney David Cates, son of Presiding Justice Judy Cates of the Fifth District appellate court, has filed a suit in St. Clair County that mirrors class action litigation crafted by controversial Chicago attorney David Novoselsky.
Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch executive director Travis Akin said that if these lawsuits really were about making businesses comply with ADA standards, then why wouldn’t the aggrieved person simply ask business owners to make the necessary changes before filing a lawsuit?
Flora attorney Mark Tungate helped welcome new attorneys into the practice of law during swearing-in ceremonies earlier this month, an exceptional moment for him as one of the new attorneys was his daughter.
Through a process called physician dispensing, Illinois doctors can not only prescribe drugs but also sell them to injured workers. Research shows that when physicians are allowed to do this, they prescribe 3.2 times the quantity of opioid drugs they would prescribe otherwise.