News from January 2019

Casino boss selected as associate judge, individual, company generous contributors to Democratic Party

By John Breslin | Jan 7, 2019

The president of an East St. Louis ' riverboat casino has been selected to fill an open position as associate judge on the 20th Judicial Circuit.

Passenger alleges brain injury from Collinsville crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 7, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A passenger is suing the driver of another car, alleging his negligence caused a crash.

Oil well operators allege legal service provider breached fiduciary duty

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 7, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County oil well operators are suing an attorney, alleging breach of fiduciary duty.

Bump-stock class action seeks compensation for government's 'taking' of property

By Ann Maher | Jan 7, 2019

WASHINGTON - While it isn't the first lawsuit filed over the federal government's recent ban on bump-stock devices, one initiated by Edwardsville attorneys at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is the only chance, they say, owners have of getting compensated for the taking of their property.

Insurer alleges motorist's negligence injured client

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 7, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — An insurance company is suing a motorist, alleging negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff's client.

Cahokia ballot challenges to be heard by county electoral board on Jan. 10

By Record News | Jan 7, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson shifted Cahokia ballot disputes from the village electoral board to the St. Clair County electoral board on Dec. 31.

Grand Opening: 20th Judicial Circuit Casino!

By The Madison County Record | Jan 8, 2019

Imagine if a courtroom were like a casino and your verdict was determined by a game of chance.

Fifth District rules for Lavite attorney Burkart in fee dispute with Madison County

By Record News | Jan 8, 2019

MOUNT VERNON – Madison County must fully honor a warrant for fees that Tom Burkart charged as counsel to veteran assistance superintendent Brad Lavite, Fifth District appellate judges ruled.

Motorist alleges injuries from multi-vehicle crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 8, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing the drivers of two other vehicles, alleging their negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.

Proposal would make Illinois gas tax burden the highest in the nation

By Vincent Caruso, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 8, 2019

Springfield is facing mounting pressure to enact a massive state gas tax hike. One proposal would make the average motorist pay as much as $200 per year in additional taxes on gas.

Lame duck General Assembly pushes for state government pay hikes

By Joe Kaiser, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 8, 2019

In the final hours of the 100th General Assembly, some state lawmakers are pushing to send a bill to incoming Gov. J.B. Pritzker that would give pay raises to state department heads.

Guests sue homeowners over dog attack

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 8, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — Two guests are suing Glen Carbon homeowners, alleging failure to warn and negligence regarding a dangerous dog.

Motorist alleges Granite City bus operator caused crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 8, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing Granite City bus operators, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.

Man alleges asbestos exposure caused mesothelioma

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 8, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A husband and wife are suing more than 20 companies involved with asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

After two years and two mediators, Just for Men class action fails to settle

By Record News | Jan 8, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon managed a mass action over hair dye with mediation for more than two years and has retired without a settlement.

From Cook County Record

Appeals court: No rehearing for class action vs SEIU to obtain $32M refund of illegal fees

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 8, 2019

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has rejected the request by a group of home caregivers for a new hearing to reconsider the courts’ prior decisions denying them the opportunity to bring a class action to recover nearly $32 million they accuse a union of unconstitutionally taking from them under a state law invalidated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Madison County civil docket Jan. 14-18

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 9, 2019

Madison County judges Mudge, Ruth, Dugan, Chapman, and Stobbs have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Jan. 14-18.

Madison County foreclosures Dec. 11-20

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Jan 9, 2019

There were 13 foreclosures in Madison County from Dec. 11-20

Madison County real estate Nov. 28 - Dec. 4

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Jan 9, 2019

A Collinsville home sold for $425,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Nov. 28-Dec. 4.

The Record Network