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Madison County jury awards motorist $1,000 in trial over Michigan collision

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 21, 2018

A Madison County jury awarded a motorist just $1,000 in damages in a suit over a 2011 crash in Michigan.

Peel files another appeal, wants 7th Circuit to give him one more shot at proving innocence

By Record News | Aug 21, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case

By John Breslin | Aug 21, 2018

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.

Madison County yet to make up mind over whether to join growing number of opioid suits

By John Breslin | Aug 21, 2018

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

By Record News | Aug 20, 2018

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

By Ann Maher | Aug 17, 2018

Republican candidate for state representative Doug Jameson hopes to pull an upset in November over long time incumbent, Democrat Jay Hoffman of Belleville.

East St. Louis law firm, attorney seek to dismiss $10M legal malpractice suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 17, 2018

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.

Recent St. Clair County jury verdict result in mixed verdicts: tiny, big, and mistrial

By Record News | Aug 16, 2018

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.

Michigan car crash suit at trial in Dugan’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 14, 2018

A motorist being sued over a 2011 crash in Michigan argues in her trial brief that the plaintiff reported no injuries at the scene of the crash and sustained minimal damage to his vehicle.

Judge denies elderly woman’s move to thwart daughter’s control of assets

By Record News | Aug 14, 2018

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'

By Record News | Aug 14, 2018

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

By Record News | Aug 13, 2018

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.

Gomric grants mistrial following $14K verdict in car crash suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 10, 2018

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.

St. Clair County jury returns mixed verdict in truck driver’s retaliatory discharge case

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 10, 2018

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.

From Pennsylvania Record

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

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."

Former Beelman Ready Mix employee’s suit at trial in Kolker’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 8, 2018

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.

Class action over Chrysler's uConnect technology stayed pending appeal

By William Sassani | Aug 8, 2018

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

By John Breslin | Aug 7, 2018

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.

How will campaigns that rely heavily on public union financing fare in light of Janus?

By Record News | Aug 7, 2018

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.

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