News from November 2018

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Money for nothing: SCOTUS could stop class action funds from being steered to non-parties

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case that could end cy pres, the practice of steering money in class action settlements to organizations with absolutely no connection to the underlying lawsuit.

Madison County judicial candidate Parker receives more than $72K just before election

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 1, 2018

Madison County circuit judge candidate and Maryville attorney Marc Parker’s campaign committee received $72,500 in October with less than a week until Election Day.

Madison County couple faces lawsuit over unpaid medical bills

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A hospital accuses a couple of failing to pay their medical bills.

Priest seeks to enforce settlement in man’s suit alleging sexual assault as a minor

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 2, 2018

A St. Louis priest filed a motion to enforce a settlement with a former parishioner who alleges he was sexually assaulted as a minor in the 1970s.

Driver sues over Wood River crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 2, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing a driver who allegedly ran a red light.

Woman alleges man harassed her, caused crash during road rage incident

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 2, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver accuses a man of harassing her and then causing a car crash after a road rage incident.

County clerk candidate calls incumbent's claim over ballot supervision at residential facilities a ‘fabrication’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 2, 2018

Republican candidate Steve Adler said the Madison County clerk’s assertion that election judges supervise the voting process for Beverly Farm residents is a “fabrication.”

Democrat committee pours last minute $250K into Senate candidate Belt’s race

By Record News | Nov 4, 2018

CHAMPAIGN – Illinois Democratic Heartland, a committee the party created to elect Downstate legislators, gave 57th Senate District candidate Christopher Belt $250,000 on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Madison County clerk candidates spar; Property tax exemptions the latest front

By John Breslin | Nov 5, 2018

In the race for Madision County Clerk, the two opponents have sparred now for weeks, largely with the challenger launching attacks, and the incumbent crying foul over a claimed smear campaign.

Former IHOP employee alleges sexual harassment, discrimination

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A cook and dishwasher claims he was terminated from his job at International House of Pancakes after complaining of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Edwardsville property buyers accuse sellers of fraud

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — Edwardsville property buyers are suing the sellers for allegedly failing to disclose water damage.

Trial lawyers give big October boost to Democrats and Madigan

By Record News | Nov 5, 2018

SPRINGFIELD - Fifteen plaintiff law firms poured $1,695,850 into Democratic campaigns in October, records of the Illinois State Board of Elections show.

Son and father are suing driver for alleged negligence

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A man and his son are suing a motorist for allegedly running a red light and causing a collision.

Mother, son allege injuries from parking lot collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A mother and her son allege they suffered injuries in a parking lot collision.

‘Super poll watcher’ will have access to ballot counting, resolving suit against MC Clerk

By Brian Brueggemann | Nov 5, 2018

Republicans will have a “super poll watcher” monitoring the election Tuesday, under terms of an agreement reached in a lawsuit that accused the Madison County clerk’s office of conducting closed-door vote tabulations in a previous election.

Landlord sues tenant over repair costs

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A landlord is suing tenants for allegedly failing to leave the premises in good repair and breaching the commercial lease agreement.

At $3.4 million, Bristow-Babcock race in 111th is most expensive in state, report says

By Record News | Nov 5, 2018

Which House race in the State of Illinois has run the most expensive campaign this season?

Following July mistrial, case against Fields to go before jury Dec. 3

By Record News | Nov 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Circuit Judge Robert Haida, who left decisions on testimony hanging in suspense when he granted a mistrial to murder suspect David Fields in July, must make those decisions for a second trial starting Dec. 3.

Gibbons office refuses to release internal sexual harassment report, saying AG order non-binding

By Record News | Nov 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons rejected a request from the office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan for public access to records from an investigation into sexual harassment in his office.

Patrons allege injuries at Club Onyx in Collinsville

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Patrons are suing a nightclub operator for allegedly selling liquor to an intoxicated person who allegedly waved a knife around.

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