MOUNT VERNON – Fifth District appellate judges found former chief circuit judge John Baricevic correctly suppressed statements that teenage murder suspect Darran McCloud made after telling police, “I don’t want to say nothing.”
SPRINGFIELD – All seven Supreme Court Justices reinstated a defense verdict that Fifth District appellate judges overturned in a traffic injury case.
IL Supreme Court: Ex-wife can't use past temp injunction to stop husband's sons from getting his IRA
The Illinois Supreme Court says a man had the right to name his children the rightful heirs of his retirement funds, even though his ex-wife contended a court order in place during divorce proceedings should have prevented it.
IL Supreme Court: No actual harm needed to sue businesses for scanning fingerprints, other biometric IDs
The Illinois Supreme Court says an Illinois privacy law doesn’t require plaintiffs to prove they were actually harmed before suing businesses and others who scan and store their fingerprints or other so-called biometric identifiers. And the decision will give a green light to dozens of class action lawsuits already pending against businesses of all sizes in the state’s courts, with even more likely to follow.
Cerro Copper asks Fifth District to delay pollution trial 35 days after request denied in St. Clair County
MOUNT VERNON – Metal recycler Cerro Copper has asked Fifth District appellate judges to delay a pollution trial for 35 days, claiming a swap of trial dates between St. Clair County judges made proper preparation impossible.
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- A convicted murderer has failed in his appeal for post conviction relief and a reduction of his 20-year sentence.
The Fifth District Appellate court has overturned a decision out of the Madison County Circuit Court in a suit involving a fatal collision with a pedestrian, arguing that the circuit court relied on information that had not been part of the trial.
A federal appeals panel in Chicago has rejected the request by a group of home caregivers for a new hearing to reconsider the courts’ prior decisions denying them the opportunity to bring a class action to recover nearly $32 million they accuse a union of unconstitutionally taking from them under a state law invalidated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Fifth District upholds conviction on protective order violation; Prosecutor's motion to withdraw granted
MOUNT VERNON – A woman's conviction for violation of a protective order was upheld on an appeal that the Office of the State Appellate Defendant (OSAD) had argued "lacks merit."
MT. VERNON, Ill. —A man convicted of first-degree murder will get a new trial after the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court agreed with him that the jury should have been given instructions on his self-defense argument Nov. 19.
CHICAGO – Deutsche Bank helped Iran avoid sanctions over its sponsorship of terror but that doesn’t mean the bank conspired to spread terror, Seventh Circuit appeals judges ruled on Dec. 12.
A Chicago federal appeals court has overridden a downstate federal judge, who sent an ex-Boeing worker’s asbestos suit against the company back to state court, saying the case belongs under federal jurisdiction because Boeing claims the federal government was in control of its bomber production and knew the danger of asbestos was involved.
MT. VERNON—Despite the claims of a man who was convicted of domestic battery, he was not deprived of efficient counsel in his bench trial, the Fifth District Appellate Court determined on Nov. 19.
IL Supreme Court questions whether mom must prove 'harm' to sue over teen's Six Flags fingerprint scan
Illinois Supreme Court justices appeared to take a dim view of assertions by a lawyer for Six Flags that a mother can't sue the theme park operator after the company required him to scan his fingerprints to use his park season pass, even though she had not provided consent.
MT. VERNON, Ill.— An appellate court recently dismissed a lawsuit for lack of appellate jurisdiction in a 2014 worker's compensation claim case under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (Act) against Bi-State Development Agency, doing business as Metro Transit.
MT. VERNON -- The first-degree murder conviction of a St. Clair County man was affirmed by the court, despite claims of ineffective legal counseling.
A minor who suffered an overdose of a prescribed medication due to a pharmacy's error will receive a new trial, an appellate court ruled.
A man convicted of attempted burglary will receive a new defense attorney amid questions about his previous attorney's actions in the case.
A man convicted of murder should receive a hearing on his claims of ineffective assistance of counsel, an appeals court ruled.
A Cahokia School District employee lost an appeal disputing a decision denying her workers' compensation claims.