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Charges against Duebbert dropped at request of accuser

By Ann Maher | Jul 5, 2018

Criminal charges against St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert are being dropped just four days before trial was set to begin.

Woman alleges race was factor in termination from Cooper B-Line

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – An African-American woman alleges her race and sexual orientation were factors in her termination from a Highland company.

State Board of Elections moves to merit-based pay system versus step compensation favored by unions

By John Breslin | Jul 5, 2018

CHICAGO – The Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) has introduced a merit-based pay structure for its employees and is able to do so because of its uniquely independent status within the state.

Imerys Talc of America asks for denial of reconsideration in exposure lawsuits

By John Sammon | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A defendant asked the Madison County Circuit Court on June 26 to deny reconsideration of an earlier decision to dismiss two cases for lack of jurisdiction in the state of Illinois in a lawsuit against a producer of talc used in Johnson & Johnson baby powder.

Edwardsville attorney honored as one of the 10 best criminal attorneys in Illinois

By Sandra Lane | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Attorney Deborah A. Hawkins of Hawkins Law Office recently was named one of the "10 Best Criminal Lawyers for Client Satisfaction in Illinois" for the second straight year by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

ACJK allegedly defaulted on loan

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A lender alleges a Granite City entity defaulted on a loan.

Belleville resident blames asbestos manufacturers for late father's mesothelioma

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville woman alleges her late father developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos during his life.

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Post-Janus Landscape: Decision will impact union coffers, membership; more litigation on its way, say lawyers

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 2, 2018

In the wake of the U.S Supreme Court’s landmark decision to declare unconstitutional forced union fees, the legal and political landscape will undoubtedly change. But precisely what will change, and how and when those changes will roll out, remains anybody’s guess.

Madison County civil docket July 3-13

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 27, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Mudge, Dugan, Ruth, and Crowder have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for July 3-13.

Appellate court backs $550,000 award in Casey's store slip and fall case

By John Sammon | Jun 26, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed Madison Circuit Court Judge William Mudge who disallowed the defense to cross-examine a plaintiff who slipped and fell at a convenience store about a job offer he allegedly had to turn down because of the injuries from the fall.

In Fields’ pre-trial hearing, prosecutor concedes Silas not killed by shotgun; and Judge Duebbert not relevant to case

By Record News | Jun 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Police didn’t test bullets in the murder of Carl Silas, prosecutor Charles Colburn conceded a month before the trial of suspect David Fields.

Crowder installed as vice president of Illinois Judges Association

By John Breslin | Jun 25, 2018

Madison County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Crowder has been named as the third vice-president of the Illinois Judges Association at its recent annual meeting.

Text message to special prosecutor before charges filed against Duebbert: Accuser 'embellished'

By Record News | Jun 25, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Lawyer Alex Enyart told a prosecutor that the accuser of Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert embellished his story, according to a text message filed in the case which is set for trial starting July 9.

Edwardsville attorney says he's not worthy of IDC's Distinguished Member Award

By Karen Kidd | Jun 22, 2018

More than a few audience members may have been startled when Edwardsville attorney Al Pranaitis received the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel's (IDC) 2018 Distinguished Member Award and said "without attem

Madison County Courthouse unveils Abraham Lincoln portrait

By Charmaine Little | Jun 22, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A canvas portrait of Abraham Lincoln can now be seen in the lobby of the Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville.

East Alton lawyers deny liability after former client loses worker's compensation claim

By Charmaine Little | Jun 22, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Two East Alton lawyers have responded after a Louisiana man they represented accused them of malpractice in his worker's compensation case against his former employer.

Appeals court affirms Perry County court's decision to reject man's motion to vacate judgment in divorce

By Charmaine Little | Jun 22, 2018

Fifth District Appellate Court Justice Richard Goldenhersh affirmed Perry County Circuit Court Judge Daniel J. Emge’s decision to deny a man's amended motion to vacate the corrected judgment concerning the end of his marriage.

J.F. Electric asks court to throw out retaliation suit filed by former employee

By Charmaine Little | Jun 22, 2018

A company that is facing retaliation charges has asked the Circuit Court for the Third Judicial Circuit to dismiss the case altogether.

Dentist office alleges trademark infringement

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 20, 2018

BENTON — Troy Family Dental is suing Troy Dental Care for alleged trademark dilution and unfair competition.

Madison County civil docket June 25-29

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 20, 2018

Madison County circuit judges, Mudge, Dugan, Crowder and Ruth have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of June 25-29.

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