News from January 2019

Cahokia mayor’s team prevails before county electoral board: Holbrook, Kelly, Clay

By Record News | Jan 11, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Cahokia Mayor Curtis McCall Jr. and candidates of the McCall Good Government Party bumped off all but one of their opponents from the ballot at a hearing of St. Clair County’s electoral board on Jan. 10.

Man alleges lung cancer from asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 11, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A husband and wife are suing dozens of companies, alleging failure to warn and negligence in the use of asbestos products caused the husband's lung cancer.

Up your firm’s messaging in 2019

By Kerry Smith, Informationworks, Inc. | Jan 11, 2019

No matter your profession, your job title and your ensuing responsibilities, marketing yourself and your company is vital. If you’re a CEO, you’ve got to clearly define your corporate values, your reach, your product or service, and your edge over your competitors.

Suit alleges Alton borrower owes more than $165,000

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 11, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Godfrey woman is suing an Alton borrower, alleging he owes more than $165,000 for breach of a promissory note.

Suit alleges lung cancer from asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 11, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A husband and wife are suing dozens of companies that used asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

Man exonerated after St. Clair Co. sexual abuse conviction says he’s looking to regain dignity

By Record News | Jan 11, 2019

BELLEVILLE - St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly has wiped clean the record of Michael Foxworth of East St. Louis, who served a sentence on a faulty conviction for sexual abuse of his granddaughter.

Madison County saw nine jury trials in 2018; Jurors award plaintiffs more than $186K in damages

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 11, 2019

Plaintiff verdicts in 2018 may have amounted to two-thirds of the trial outcomes, but jurors sent a clear message to plaintiffs pursuing collision suits after they entered several awards for $1,000 or less. In those suits, a motorist was awarded $1,000 and two bus passengers were awarded $1,000 and $500.

Katz orders ESL election board to issue subpoenas in mayoral ballot dispute

By Record News | Jan 12, 2019

BELLEVILLE – East St. Louis election commissioners must issue subpoenas that mayoral candidate Robert Eastern III requested in a ballot dispute, St. Clair County Associate Judge Julie Katz ruled on Jan. 11.

BRYAN CAVE: Zetoony Named The Top ‘Legal Influencer’ of Cross-Border Telecommunications, Media and Technology Law

By Press release submission | Jan 12, 2019

Lexology, one of the leading publishers of legal news and information with more than 350,000 readers, identified Boulder Partner David Zetoony as the top “Legal Influencer”.

THOMPSON COBURN LLP: U.S. Senate confirms former Thompson Coburn partner Tom Jayne to Railroad Retirement Board

By Press release submission | Jan 12, 2019

Thompson Coburn extends its congratulations to our former partner Tom Jayne, senior general attorney with BNSF Railway Company and a recent Presidential nominee for a key position on the Railroad Retirement Board.

BRYAN CAVE: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Announces Election of New Board Members and MP Appointment

By Press release submission | Jan 13, 2019

Bryan Cave issued the following announcement on.The international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has announced changes to its governing Board, effective Jan. 1.

Judge lays out trial plan for class claiming they were gypped over 'freshly brewed' Kcup advertising

By John Breslin | Jan 14, 2019

A federal court judge has laid out a new plan to deal with a class action against the makers of a coffee product.

Fifth District affirms order allowing mother to move with minor children

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 14, 2019

MT. VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a St. Clair County circuit court ruling granting a mother's request to move to North Carolina with her minor children.

Madison County not liable for policies at children's exchange center, appeals court affirms

By John Breslin | Jan 14, 2019

A man who claimed that a Madison County child custody exchange center violated the Illinois Civil Rights Act by unfairly making non-residential parents - usually fathers - wait longer than residential parents has had his lawsuit tossed.

Parked in the left lane? Illinois State Police want to give you a $120 'surprise'

By Vincent Caruso, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 14, 2019

Illinois State Police announced plans to aggressively crack down on misuse of the left lane on interstate highways, deploying “covert vehicles” to boost enforcement.

Fifth District upholds termination of parental rights in case alleging lack of admonishment

By John Sammon | Jan 14, 2019

MT. VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court upheld a judgement out of the Madison County Circuit Court to terminate the parental rights of a father who alleged his termination was unfair because the court did not admonish him.

Motorist alleges tractor-trailer driver caused Highway 94 crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 14, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County motorist is suing a tractor-trailer owner and driver, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.

Pedestrian alleges intoxicated motorcyclist hit her

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 14, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Jersey County woman is suing Alton nightclub operators, alleging a motorcyclist became intoxicated at the nightclub and caused a collision.

Granite City property owners allege damages from fallen tree

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 14, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — Granite City property owners claim their house was damaged by their neighbor's tree during a summer storm.

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