News from January 2018

Thompson Coburn law firm ranked best in country in railroad law, copyright law by U.S. News

By Dee Thompson | Jan 30, 2018

BELLEVILLE – U.S. News & World Report has named the firm of Thompson Coburn as the best firm in the nation for railroad law. Best Lawyers also gave the firm the highest ranking in railroad law.

Driver alleges concussion from Collinsville crash; Employer sued for failing to provide insurance coverage

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 30, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A Biotech X-ray employee is suing his employer and another motorist for allegedly causing a Collinsville collision and failing to provide insurance coverage.

Former hospital shuttle service employee sues over unpaid vacation time in class action

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 30, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman alleges her former employers failed to compensate her for unused vacation time and time she spent working on-call.

St. Louis native Cynthia Garnholz opens new law offices

By David Hutton | Jan 30, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The Garnholz Law Firm LLC has opened with offices in Clayton and St. Charles, led by veteran attorney Cynthia Garnholz.

Motorist claims driver followed vehicle too closely in East St. Louis crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 30, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County man alleges a Madison County woman followed his vehicle too closely in a collision in East St. Louis.

Suit alleging misrepresented condition of used vehicle dismissed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 30, 2018

A customer’s lawsuit alleging automobile dealers misrepresented the condition of a used vehicle has been dismissed.

Paul Hanly and Jayne Conroy belong to an exclusive 'club'

By The Madison County Record | Jan 30, 2018

If the resolution of the opioid problem rightfully belongs to the legislative and executive branches and the defendants might be ready to settle, why get the courts involved in setting up an MDL? Who benefits from that?

Former Club Fitness of Alton regional manager alleges company violated BIPA

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 30, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A former fitness center regional manager has filed a class action over the alleged storage of his biometric information without consent.

Associate Judge Kelley to retire March 1; Applications sought for that vacancy but not LeChien's

By Ann Maher | Jan 30, 2018

St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley, 66, will retire March 1, approximately a year before his current four-year term expires.

Gitersonke Foot Clinic patient seeks damages following amputation

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 30, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – The patient of a St. Clair County podiatrist alleges she required an amputation after her foot ulcer became septic.

Defense attorney makes deputy swear all discovery has been disclosed in Silas murder investigation; Trial set July 23

By Record News | Jan 31, 2018

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida has set trial for murder suspect David Fields to start on July 23.

Madison County foreclosures Jan. 16-22

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Jan 31, 2018

There were 10 foreclosures in Madison County from Jan. 16-22

Madison County real estate Jan. 12-22

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Jan 31, 2018

A New Douglas property sold for nearly $550,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Jan. 12-22.

St. Clair County foreclosures Jan. 18-24

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 31, 2018

There were 14 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Jan. 18-24.

Madison County Board votes to have townships pay assessment costs

By Brendan Bakala, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 31, 2018

Some Madison County townships could see their costs go up, which could drive up property taxes.

St. Clair County real estate Jan. 19-25

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 31, 2018

An O'Fallon property sold for nearly $400,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Jan. 19-25.

East St. Louis school district seeks to dismiss suit alleging kindergartener fell off monkey bars

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 31, 2018

An East St. Louis school district says it is immune from liability in a mother’s suit alleging her son was injured when he fell off the monkey bars.

Guest at Wood River property alleges unsafe railing caused her to fall

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 31, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman alleges the owners of a Wood River property failed to repair an unsafe railing that caused her to fall.

From Legal Newsline

Calif. AG fears possible effects of union fees case at U.S. Supreme Court

By Angela Underwood | Jan 31, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An amicus brief filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra argues public employees should have to pay union fees even if they fell that it contributes to political pandering.

Laurie's Place patron alleges slippery floor caused injuries to wrist

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 31, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A patron of an Edwardsville bar and grill alleges she required surgical intervention on her wrist after a fall there.

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