News from May 2019

Fifth District denies claim for additional workers' compensation benefits for former coal worker

By John Breslin | May 10, 2019

MOUNT VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court denied a former coal company worker's claim for increased workers' compensation benefits in a case that stretches back more than two decades.

May 2: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois docket for labor cases

By The Madison County Record | May 10, 2019

The following labor-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on May 2. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

East St. Louis Township conducting forensic audit; Supervisor: Audit is to ensure township is ‘spending money the right way’

By John Breslin | May 10, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – A forensic audit into East St. Louis Township finances is being carried out after the township used $55,000 from its certificate of deposit account to meet payroll.

St. Clair County defendants and plaintiffs on a substitution roll with Kolker, McGlynn

By Record News | May 10, 2019

BELLEVILLE – At least 28 defendants in St. Clair County suits have substituted Circuit Judge Christopher Kolker in the last year, and at least 11 plaintiffs have substituted Circuit Judge Stephen McGlynn in two months.

Fifth District affirms summary judgment for finance company in lease agreement dispute

By John Breslin | May 10, 2019

MOUNT VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge's ruling ordering a doctor and his wife to pay a finance company regarding an agreement they entered into more than a decade ago.

Case activity for Scott Kalina vs United States of America on May 9

By The Madison County Record | May 11, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activities in the suit brought by Scott Kalina and Melissa Kalina against United States of America on May 9:

CHUHAK & TECSON: Principal Kevin Coyne presents Opportunity Zones in Commercial Real Estate to Mainstreet Organization of Realtors

By Press release submission | May 13, 2019

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. principal Kevin M. Coyne will explain the tax advantages and risks of Opportunity Zones for both investors and communities to the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe), 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, in MORe's Downers Grove Office, Classroom A, 6655 Main St., Downers Grove.

NEAL GERBER & EISENBERG LLP: Five Neal Gerber Eisenberg Attorneys Recognized for Excellence in Pro Bono Service

By Press release submission | May 13, 2019

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is proud to announce that five firm attorneys have received the 2019 Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE CHARLIE MEIER: Former State Employee Tasked with Closing Murray Center Fined $154K for Violating Ethics Act

By Press release submission | May 13, 2019

The Executive Ethics Commission of the State of Illinois fined former Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) employee Mark Doyle for violating the revolving door prohibition of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.

KIRKLAND & ELLIS: Kirkland Teaches Associates Evidence Through ‘Learning by Doing’

By Press release submission | May 13, 2019

Courtroom skills improve a litigator’s results across the board, but how can young lawyers with no trial experience develop these skills?

REPRESENTATIVE RODNEY L. DAVIS (IL-13): Davis Votes to Help People with Pre-Existing Conditions Afford Health Insurance

By Press release submission | May 13, 2019

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today supported lowering costs and increasing health insurance options for people with and without pre-existing conditions.

ALA hosts roundtable, seminar honoring Fifth District appellate justices

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 13, 2019

The Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA) is hosting an appellate practice seminar and roundtable luncheon honoring Fifth District Appellate Court justices.

Ob/Gyn, healthcare center voluntarily dismissed from wrongful death suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 13, 2019

A mother has voluntarily dismissed her claims against Specialist in Ob/Gyn Ltd. and a physician after her son allegedly died due to an undiagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Patient alleges injuries following leg surgery

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A patient is suing a Belleville medical center, alleging she suffered injuries to her heel and ankle following surgery.

Suit alleges patient died from over sedation

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A Belleville medical center is being sued after a patient was allegedly over-sedated during a procedure and died as a result.

Truck driver sues chemical company over trip, fall

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A truck driver suing a chemical company, alleging she tripped and fell when she stepped into a pothole.

Suit involving rear-end collision at trial in Mudge's court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 13, 2019

A motorist’s lawsuit alleging she was injured in a rear-end collision on Illinois Route 3 is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Skater sues public park over slip, fall

By Carrie Bradon | May 14, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County woman is suing an East St. Louis public skate park where she says she slipped and fell on a wet portion of the concrete rink.

May 6: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois docket for medical malpractice cases

By The Madison County Record | May 14, 2019

The following medical malpractice-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on May 6. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

In $71 million Viptera fee fight, former judges Herndon, Stack, Baricevic take sides

By Record News | May 14, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – Retired judges David Herndon and Daniel Stack improperly took sides in a $71 million fee dispute involving farmers suing over Syngenta’s genetically modified corn seeds, Alabama lawyer Lewis Garrison alleged on May 9.

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