News from August 2018

Judge Gleeson’s bias is self-evident

By The Madison County Record | Aug 3, 2018

Last week, attorney Margaret Lowery filed a petition in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking to have Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson substituted for cause in her case against Trent’s Quality Construction. She accuses Gleeson of having demonstrated bias against her following an incident that occurred two years ago.

Motorist alleges insurers refused arbitration

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 3, 2018

A St. Clair County motorist wants to take two insurance companies to court over an accident caused by an uninsured driver.

GREENSFELDER: "I care for my newborn, too!" Dads demand equality in paid parental leave policies

By Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

Greensfelder issued the following announcement on July 27.In an age when companies are more progressive than ever and employers are focused on keeping employees happy and healthy, employee benefits such as vacation days and paid leave are on the rise.

HEYL ROYSTER: Maloney Elected Vice President of the St. Clair County Bar Association

By Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

Jennifer Maloney has been elected to serve as First Vice President of the St. Clair County Bar Association for 2018-2019.

HEPLERBROOM: HB Holds Employment Law Seminar

By Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

HeplerBroom recently hosted a one-day employment law seminar at the Edwardsville office.

NAPOLI SHKOLNIK PLLC: What do you need for a good auto accident case?

By Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

There is never a good time to be involved in a car accident and even if no one is injured there is still pain and anguish- the frustration of dealing with insurance claims. If someone is injured in an auto accident then you have to face the battle to get compensation for your injuries and build a case to bring against the responsible party.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE RODNEY L. DAVIS (IL-13): Davis Highlights Workforce Training, President Signs Career and Technical Education Overhaul Into Law

By Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) this week continued his focus on increasing workforce training and helping people fill the jobs being created by our growing economy.

Special administrator sues asbestos products manufacturers for negligence

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A special administrator is suing manufacturers of asbestos-containing products, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Driver sued over fatal Godfrey collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 6, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — An independent administrator is suing a driver for allegedly causing a fatal collision on Interstate 255.

Consumer accuses Ocean Spray Cranberries of false advertising

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 6, 2018

Ocean Spray Cranberries' cranberry juice continas sugar and preservatives despite a label advertising otherwise, a St. Clair County woman claims in a class action lawsuit.

Woman alleges injuries from collision with garbage truck

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 6, 2018

A city garbage truck hit a St. Clair County resident's vehicle, a lawsuit claims.

Motorcycle passenger sues driver, motorist over crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A passenger on a motorcycle blames her driver and another motorist for causing a crash on West Main Street.

Truck driver seeks order staying case over fatal multi-vehicle collision on I-55 last November

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 6, 2018

A truck driver being charged with reckless homicide after causing a multi-vehicle fatal crash on I-55 in November 2017 seeks to stay the civil cases, arguing that continuing litigation pending the criminal proceedings would risk self-incrimination.

From Cook County Record

IL high court: Cities can't sidestep lawsuits by simply calling property repairs 'discretionary'

By Dan Churney | Aug 6, 2018

The Illinois Supreme Court has reduced the reach of the legal shield long enjoyed under Illinois state law by cities and other public bodies when faced with personal injury lawsuits, as the high court indicated the rationale advanced by lower court judges in rejecting a woman’s lawsuit over the injuries she sustained tripping on a Danville sidewalk was overbroad.

Thanks, Champ, for being an American

By John J. Hopkins | Aug 7, 2018

On the weekend of July 13-15, my wife Margaret and I traveled South to visit with old friends from Nashville. For most of the past 20-plus years, we have met in Memphis, as a sort of rounding spot for our activities. This year for a change we headed east to Louisville, Kentucky, for bourbon, good food and history.

Woman files Dram Shop suit against Pink Slip Exotic Bar

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 7, 2018

A Lovejoy nightclub faces a lawsuit after an allegedly drunk patron caused a motor vehicle crash.

Driver alleges injuries from Edwardsville crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 7, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County motorist is suing a another driver for allegedly causing an Edwardsville collision.

Mother alleges son was injured at Collinsville Middle School

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 7, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A mother claims her son was injured when he was picked up and dropped by another minor at Collinsville Middle School.

Motorist alleges injuries from multi-vehicle collision on I-55

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 7, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing two drivers for allegedly causing a multi-car collision on I-55 in December.

How will campaigns that rely heavily on public union financing fare in light of Janus?

By Record News | Aug 7, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Three public employee unions facing a new restriction on their political action gave State Rep. Jay Hoffman of Belleville $202,900 in the last two and a half years under the old rules.

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