News from August 2018

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER: New law removes small business barrier

By Press release submisssion | Aug 11, 2018

A new law signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner does away with an archaic and burdensome obstacle to small business development throughout the state.

HEYL ROYSTER: Attorneys Author Chapters in IICLE Medical Malpractice Publication

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Five Heyl Royster attorneys authored or co-authored chapters in the recently published 2018 edition of the IICLE (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education) Medical Malpractice handbook.

MCCARTHY & ALLEN: Use estate planning to make things easier on the family

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Most Illinois residents want to make sure their family members do not have to go through anything unnecessary in order to take care of them both before and after death.

It’s the pension promises, stupid!

By Ted Dabrowski, Wirepoints | Aug 13, 2018

You can trust public pension apologists to deflect any critique that calls out the failure of defined benefit plans. Unsurprisingly, their response to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial highlighting Wirepoints’ research was just that – deflection via misdirection and victim playing.

St. Clair County property taxes nearly doubled over last 20 years

By Vincent Caruso, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 13, 2018

Property taxpayers in St. Clair County have seen home values swamped by property taxes over the past 20 years.

Pedestrian sues driver for alleged negligence

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A pedestrian is suing a motorist for allegedly hitting her while walking along Warrensburg Drive.

Mother, children sue over St. Clair County crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A mother and her minor children are suing a motorist for allegedly cause a collision that resulted in injuries.

Companies deny liability in suit alleging man tripped at Fairview Heights homecoming

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 13, 2018

A contracting company and electrical company argue that a Fairview Heights homecoming attendee caused his own injuries by failing to keep a careful lookout to avoid an open and obvious condition when he tripped on a raised electrical box.

Watson and County must defend sexual assault suit; Deputy allegedly twice victimized woman in her home

By Record News | Aug 13, 2018

BENTON – Sheriff Rick Watson and St. Clair County must defend claims that their failures caused deputy Robert Sneed to sexually assault a woman in her home twice, U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle ruled on Aug. 10.

Motorist alleges injuries from crash involving tractor trailer

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A motorist alleges she was injured when a tractor trailer driver employed by Newman Carriers caused a collision.

Woman alleges injuries from trip, fall at Smokey Bones

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 14, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman claims she was injured when she tripped and fell in the Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill parking lot.

Landlord sues ATV company over lease dispute

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 14, 2018

A Swansea landlord accuses its tenant of breaking a lease agreement

Co-defendant Cerro wants Gleeson to unseal documents in pollution suit, saying lack of access denies 'fundamental fairness'

By Record News | Aug 14, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Cerro Flow copper company, facing trial against 11,256 plaintiffs, wants to see a document St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson has kept not only from the public but also from Cerro Flow.

Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice

By State Rep. David McSweeney | Aug 14, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a highly qualified nominee who deserves bipartisan support for his confirmation. He was confirmed as a federal judge to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 2006. Judge Kavanaugh has already been through the vetting process. He has already faced tough questions and was deemed fit to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit – a court that is known as the “Second Highest Court in the Land.”

Judge Gleeson masters social media

By The Madison County Record | Aug 14, 2018

“Great addition to the bench. Welcome soon-to-be Judge Stiehl!”

Lender alleges borrower breached contract

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 14, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A lender is suing a borrower for allegedly failing to make payments on a loan.

Healthcare provider sues patient for unpaid bills

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 14, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A healthcare company is suing a patient for allegedly failing to make payments on his medical bills.

Judge denies elderly woman’s move to thwart daughter’s control of assets

By Record News | Aug 14, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Margaret Ashmann, 85, whose children claim she isn’t competent enough to be independent, understood a decision of a probate judge well enough to weep.

Memorial Hospital Belleville denies liability in suit alleging birth injury

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 14, 2018

A Belleville hospital denies liability in a mother’s suit alleging her daughter suffered shoulder and arm injuries during delivery.

Michigan car crash suit at trial in Dugan’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 14, 2018

A motorist being sued over a 2011 crash in Michigan argues in her trial brief that the plaintiff reported no injuries at the scene of the crash and sustained minimal damage to his vehicle.

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