News from May 2019

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'This doesn't help': Law profs say influential group's take on Internet agreements is based on faulty analysis

By Daniel Fisher | May 1, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - One of the latest projects from a legal group that influences judges relies upon a faulty analysis of case law to support its conclusion that courts have developed new ways to interpret “clickwrap,” “browsewrap” and other standardized consumer agreements, some law professors say in a pair of recent articles.

Madison County civil docket May 6-10

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 1, 2019

Madison County judges Smith, Dugan, Mudge, Stobbs and Ruth have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for May 6-10.

The Chapmans should make restitution and go to prison

By The Madison County Record | May 1, 2019

It’s the old double standard, isn’t it? There’s one rule for them – the ones in the “in” crowd, the ones with the right connections – and a different rule for us: the outsiders, the deplorables.

On his way out, Just for Men co-lead counsel says litigation is only way to resolve thousands of claims

By Record News | May 1, 2019

BENTON – Attorney Roger Denton of St. Louis, who helped manage 8,655 claims over Just for Men hair dye, revealed a settlement – disowned it – and asked to leave.

Madison County real estate April 8-11

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | May 1, 2019

A Bethalto property sold for more than $680,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for April 8-11.

Madison County foreclosures April 10-15

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | May 1, 2019

There were 11 foreclosures in Madison County from April 10-15

St. Clair County foreclosures April 1-12

By Elizabeth Alt | May 1, 2019

There were 23 foreclosures in St. Clair County April 1-12.

St. Clair County real estate March 27-April 2

By Elizabeth Alt | May 1, 2019

A Belleville property sold for $700,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions from March 27 to April 2.

Southwestern Illinois loses big chunk of population, with one exception

By Brad Weisenstein, Illinois Policy Institute | May 1, 2019

One Illinois county in the greater St. Louis area is losing so many residents it ranks No. 5 nationwide for population loss. Its neighboring county was one of the few in Illinois to grow.

Illinois Senate passes bill barring pension double-dipping for local politicians

By Joe Barnas, Illinois Policy Institute | May 1, 2019

Illinois is home to the nation’s worst pension problem. A bill aimed at double-dipping by local politicians could make it better as Illinois pursues a pension system overhaul.

Email, committee minutes show 'read-only' access to Madison County financials was discussed last year

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 1, 2019

Madison County officials entered three exhibits showing Auditor Rick Faccin agreed that read-only access was appropriate for designated county administrators.

Insurance professionals ordered to mediate suit involving brokerage contract for Bethalto school district

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 1, 2019

Two insurance professionals have been ordered to mediate their dispute in a suit involving a joint venture to provide insurance brokerage services to Bethalto Community Unit School District #8.

Alton property owner, S&J Real Property seek order declaring substitution of judge rule as unconstitutional

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 2, 2019

S&J Real Property seeks an order declaring a Third Judicial Circuit Court rule regarding substitution of judges in class actions as unconstitutional in a suit against the City of Alton alleging residents’ titles were slandered by the delivery of grass-cutting liens.

Law Day 2019: Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

By Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier | May 2, 2019

As petty and trivial as the press may sometimes be, its power to inform and to educate on the important issues of the day has endured.

Reality check on 5 false claims used to boost Pritzker’s ‘fair tax’

By Orphe Divounguy and Bryce Hill | May 2, 2019

With Illinois lawmakers on break, the governor’s team is trying to build support for a graduated state income tax. Unfortunately, they are building on a foundation of false claims.

Belleville law firm alleges clients owe more than $500,000

By Carrie Bradon | May 2, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A Belleville law firm is suing a group of clients alleging it was not paid more than $500,000 for legal services.

Case activity for Jaclyn N. Allison vs Commissioner of Social Security on May 1

By The Madison County Record | May 3, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activities in the suit brought by Jaclyn N. Allison against Commissioner of Social Security on May 1:

Man allegedly fell when motorist fled police, struck tow truck

By Carrie Bradon | May 3, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County man is suing a motorist who allegedly struck the tow truck the plaintiff was standing on and causing him to fall.

Inmate alleges he did not receive prompt care after sustaining injury

By Carrie Bradon | May 3, 2019

BENTON — A prison inmate is suing the health operators of a prison, alleging he was not given prompt care after sustaining an injury.

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