News from December 2018

Car hauler allegedly fell from rig

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 20, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A car hauler driver is suing his employer and a rig distributor, alleging their negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.

Daughter blames users of asbestos products for mother's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 20, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A daughter is suing Borg-Warner Morse, TEC and dozens of companies that use asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence in the death of the plaintiff's mother.

Widow alleges companies that used asbestos products caused husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 20, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing dozens of companies that used asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence in the death of her husband.

Freightliner operator alleges injuries from Edwardsville crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 20, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A freightliner operator is suing a tractor trailer owner and driver, alleging their negligence caused a crash in Edwardsville that injured the plaintiff.

District court grants summary judgment for SSM Health in trademark dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 20, 2018

BENTON -- Magistrate Judge Reona Daly granted summary judgment for SSM Healthcare Corporation in a trademark dispute with a healthcare clinic.

LAP discusses succession planning, 'senior tsunami'

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 20, 2018

CHICAGO -- John Cesario, senior counsel of the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, expressed concern that Illinois will see an increase in attorney's older than 65 years old practicing law over the next decade.

HEYL ROYSTER: Heyl Royster Named a National Law Review "Go-To Thought Leader"

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Dec 20, 2018

The firm recently received recognition from The National Law Review as a “Go-To Thought Leader.” In choosing Heyl Royster for their award.

HEPLERBROOM: Nickelson appointed to DRI Committee Leadership Position

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Dec 20, 2018

Rebecca Nickelson has been appointed Vice Chair of DRI’s Philanthropic Activities Committee.

It's a Wonderful County!

By John J. Hopkins | Dec 21, 2018

... This time, he was filled not with despair, but hope. Hope born of the realization that despite all the negative publicity, it really was a Wonderful County, and the power to change the current course of events comes from within–within him and all who think alike.

Driver alleges injuries from head-on collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 21, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver and his insurer following a head-on collision.

City of Alton opposes judge substitution in suit over grass-cutting liens

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 21, 2018

The City of Alton opposes a substitution of judge in a lawsuit alleging the city failed to deliver grass-cutting liens personally or by certified mail.

Passenger sues driver, vehicle owner over collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 21, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A passenger claims she was injured in a St. Clair County collision.

Trial set for Wood River Levee District treasurer; Police report shows nearly $70K stolen

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 24, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli scheduled a trial for Jan. 7 for Wood River Drainage and Levee District secretary and treasurer Jamie Butkovich, who was charged with stealing district funds from March 2017 to September 2018.

PSAE ordered to produce documents following privilege dispute

By Carrie Salls | Dec 24, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Magistrate Judge Reona Daly ordered non-profit organization Phyllis Schlafly's American Eagles (PSAE) to produce documents related to Eagle Forum as part of a trademark infringement lawsuit.

Fifth District orders new trial for man convicted of murder

By Charmaine Little | Dec 24, 2018

MT. VERNON, Ill. —A man convicted of first-degree murder will get a new trial after the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court agreed with him that the jury should have been given instructions on his self-defense argument Nov. 19.

Fifth District upholds conviction on protective order violation; Prosecutor's motion to withdraw granted

By Carrie Salls | Dec 24, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – A woman's conviction for violation of a protective order was upheld on an appeal that the Office of the State Appellate Defendant (OSAD) had argued "lacks merit."

County assures communities grants for parks and recreation will continue

By John Breslin | Dec 25, 2018

Madison County has assured those communities within the recently dissolved Collinsville Area Recreation District they will continue to provide grants for the management and upkeep of the parks.

Motorist, passenger allege injuries from Alton collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Dish Network employee is accused of causing an Alton collision.

Worker freedom: More than 3,700 Illinois state workers stopped paying money to a union in 2018

By Vincent Caruso, Illinois Policy Institute | Dec 26, 2018

Of the more than 3,700 Illinois state workers who stopped sending part of every paycheck to a union, 2,800 stopped sending their money to AFSCME.

Pedestrian alleges driver ran her over

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 26, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Granite City pedestrian is suing a motorist, alleging negligence in running over the plaintiff.

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