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St. Clair County real estate Sept. 10

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 10, 2018

A Caseyville property sold for nearly $400,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Sept. 10.

St. Clair County foreclosures Sept. 27-Oct. 3

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 10, 2018

There were 10 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3.

Madison County real estate Sept. 11-17

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Oct 10, 2018

A Godfrey home sold for more than $450,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Sept. 11-17.

Madison County foreclosures Sept. 25-28

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Oct 10, 2018

There were 11 foreclosures in Madison County from Sept. 25-28

Madison County civil docket Oct. 15-19

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 10, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Dugan, Ruth and Crowder have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Oct. 15-19.

Watson must defend jail suicide suit brought by MacArthur Justice Center of Chicago

By Record News | Oct 9, 2018

BENTON – St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson must defend a claim of deliberate indifference in a jail suicide, U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle ruled on Oct. 4.

From Legal Newsline

Opioid lawsuits should proceed, magistrate tells MDL judge

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 9, 2018

A magistrate judge recommended that a bellwether trial against the opioid industry proceed, rejecting nearly all the arguments presented by manufacturers, distributors and retailers in their motions to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits accusing them of causing a national crisis.

Woman allegedly purchased damaged truck

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A Missouri resident accuses an auction house and salesman of fraudulently concealing damage to a vehicle.

Lab associate alleges racial discrimination

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 9, 2018

An African-American lab associate accuses Memorial Hospital of not taking action against racist language and harassment from her fellow co-workers.

Woman alleges builder overcharged for new home

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 8, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow alleges a building contractor failed to finish her home in a timely manner and overcharged her for building a new home.

Fifth District reverses, remands Brooklyn murder case to determine if evidentiary hearing is needed

By Record News | Oct 6, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – Former Twentieth Circuit chief judge John Baricevic should have taken seriously a prisoner’s claim of ineffective assistance at trial, Fifth District appellate judges decided on Sept. 26.

From Legal Newsline

A bale of hay and a block of cheese: How Mark Lanier won the $4.7 billion talcum powder verdict

By Dan Fisher | Oct 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - Partway through a trial over allegedly asbestos-tainted baby powder that ended with a $4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson in St. Louis earlier this year, attorney Mark Lanier whipped a knife from out of his pocket and held it over a large block of yellow cheese.

Woman alleges stepchildren removed her as beneficiary

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 3, 2018

A stepmother accuses her stepchildren of cutting her out as a beneficiary of her late husband's estate.

St. Clair County real estate Sept. 4-7

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 3, 2018

A Lebanon property sold for nearly $700,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Sept. 4-7.

St. Clair County foreclosures Sept. 14-26

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 3, 2018

There were 27 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Sept. 14-26.

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