A Madison County jury awarded a motorist just $1,000 in damages in a suit over a 2011 crash in Michigan.
CHICAGO – Former lawyer Gary Peel, who spent 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography and for bankruptcy fraud, wants U.S. Seventh Circuit appellate judges to give him one last shot at proving his innocence.
Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.
As counties, municipalities, Native American tribes, now even the White House, pile on with lawsuits filed against the producers of opioids, Madison County continues to debate whether to get involved.
Deputy election clerk who lost job for filing campaign paperwork on government time, has worked for many Democrat office holders
BELLEVILLE – Margaret Eros of Belleville, whose actions as treasurer for Sheriff Rick Watson’s campaign caused her to lose her job as a St. Clair County election clerk last week, has worked hard for several other Democrat office holders through the years.
David v Goliath type race playing out in 113th District; Hoffman has close to $1 million, but Jameson has thousands of contacts
Republican candidate for state representative Doug Jameson hopes to pull an upset in November over long time incumbent, Democrat Jay Hoffman of Belleville.
The East St. Louis law firm Keefe & Griffiths PC argues that a man’s $10 million law suit had been previously dismissed from federal court before he made the same claims in state court.
A super-majority vote is needed to dissolve.
BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County jurors in recent civil trials rendered a big verdict for one plaintiff, tiny verdicts for two, and no verdict at all for one.
BELLEVILLE – Margaret Ashmann, 85, whose children claim she isn’t competent enough to be independent, understood a decision of a probate judge well enough to weep.
Co-defendant Cerro wants Gleeson to unseal documents in pollution suit, saying lack of access denies 'fundamental fairness'
BELLEVILLE – Cerro Flow copper company, facing trial against 11,256 plaintiffs, wants to see a document St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson has kept not only from the public but also from Cerro Flow.
Watson and County must defend sexual assault suit; Deputy allegedly twice victimized woman in her home
BENTON – Sheriff Rick Watson and St. Clair County must defend claims that their failures caused deputy Robert Sneed to sexually assault a woman in her home twice, U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle ruled on Aug. 10.
St. Clair County Associate Judge Julia Gomric granted a motorist’s motion for a mistrial in a suit involving a Fairview Heights car crash after jurors returned a verdict awarding the plaintiff $14,273.81.
A St. Clair County jury reached a verdict partially in favor of Beelman Ready Mix and partially in favor of a former employee in his retaliatory discharge suit at trial in Associate Judge Chris Kolker’s courtroom.
Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."
A forrmer Beelman Ready Mix employee’s suit alleging retaliatory discharge after refusing to drive an unsafe dump truck is at trial in St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker’s courtroom.
A federal judge put a class action lawsuit against Chrysler on hold pending appeal.
GOP leader, opponent call for investigation into claims St. Clair County sheriff violated campaign laws
An investigation should be launched following allegations that St. Clair County Sheriff Richard "Rick" Watson violated local and state campaign laws, according to the county's Republican leader and Watson's opponent in the sheriff's election.
SPRINGFIELD – Three public employee unions facing a new restriction on their political action gave State Rep. Jay Hoffman of Belleville $202,900 in the last two and a half years under the old rules.