News from May 2019

Lawyer says County Board member accused of placing GPS on highway worker's truck is fiscal hawk who 'ruffled some feathers'

By Brian Brueggemann | May 3, 2019

CARLYLE -- A Clinton County Board member put a GPS device on a county employee’s vehicle to track the worker’s movements, according to criminal charges filed against the board member.

Tillery attorney advocates for adding personal injury claims to Consumer Fraud Act; Measure passes Senate Judiciary

By Record News | May 3, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – Stephen Tillery of St. Louis, whose plan to turn cigarettes from a health issue into an economic issue fell through, may be starting over by adding personal injuries to the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

'Special interrogatories' bill advances in Senate Judiciary; Arbitration bill stalls

By Record News | May 3, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – The Senate judiciary committee on May 1 advanced a bill to limit the use of questions that test whether jurors understand their instructions.

Case activity for Joshua Buehlhorn vs Phillips 66 Company on May 2

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activities in the suit brought by Joshua Buehlhorn against Phillips 66 Company and URS Corporation on May 2:

April 26: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois docket for personal injury cases

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on April 26. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

April 26: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois docket for fraud cases

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2019

The following fraud-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on April 26. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois: Actions Taken on April 26

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activity on April 26 in the suits below:

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Madison Associates Honored for Pro Bono Efforts

By Press release submission | May 6, 2019

Four Madison office associates have been honored for their pro bono efforts by the Dane County Bar Association.

REPRESENTATIVE RODNEY L. DAVIS (IL-13): Davis Announces Agriculture Research and Workforce Grant Awarded to U of I

By Press release submission | May 6, 2019

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) a $378,671 grant as part of their Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).

Suit alleges client refuses to pay after ignoring installation warnings

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

Suit alleges client refuses to pay after ignoring installation warnings

St. Clair County jury awards patient $600,000 in suit alleging injuries from breast reduction surgery

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 6, 2019

A St. Clair County jury awarded a patient $600,000 in a suit alleging she suffered permanent injuries following a bilateral breast reduction surgery.

MCGUIREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA’s 2019 Leading Lawyers Guide

By Press release submission | May 6, 2019

Chambers and Partners recognized McGuireWoods lawyers 83 times and firm practice areas 39 times in the 2019 edition of “Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.”

Customer's trip, fall suit against McDonald's settles

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 6, 2019

A woman’s trip and fall lawsuit against McDonalds settled just before the trial was set to begin in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Heinz Rudolf’s courtroom.

VEDDER PRICE PC: Vedder Price Recognized in Chambers USA in 2019

By Press release submission | May 7, 2019

Vedder Price is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys and practice groups have been ranked by Chambers USA in 2019, including a nationwide Band 1 firm ranking for Transportation: Aviation Finance, the guide’s highest honor for the ninth year in a row.

Toilets and skyscrapers

By Ted Dabrowski, Wirepoints | May 7, 2019

Chicagoland’s political elite know exactly how to pass the property-tax buck onto everyone else. They use their powerful connections to cut their own property tax bills and push the costs onto other unsuspecting residents. And that’s left many lower-income homeowners footing ever-larger tax bills.

Forget doubling gas taxes, Illinois lawmakers want to rev it even higher

By Vincent Caruso, Illinois Policy Institute | May 7, 2019

Two new proposals in the Illinois General Assembly would give state drivers the highest gas tax burden in the nation.

Madison County Circuit Clerk von Nida will not seek reelection

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 7, 2019

Madison County Circuit Clerk Mark von Nida announced that he will not seek reelection next year.

HEPLERBROOM: HB Springfield Attorneys Secure Decertification in Gender Discrimination Case

By Press release submission | May 7, 2019

Recently, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois decertified a gender discrimination collective action against a medical school.

Couple alleges Nissan dealership overcharged for defective vehicle

By Carrie Bradon | May 7, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County couple is suing a Nissan dealership and credit company, alleging the plaintiffs were sold a defective vehicle without being told of its damages.

Injured woman alleges she didn't receive proper care in police custody

By Carrie Bradon | May 7, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County woman is suing a team of law enforcement officials, alleging she was not given proper care after being beaten by her husband.

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