A new legislative proposal would force real estate lawyers in Illinois who also serve as title insurance agents to 'choose which hat they will wear' in a home sale transaction, in a bid to reduce the typical closing costs paid by Illinois homeowners, and bring those costs more in line with the national average. But the proposal has drawn fire from lawyers and their associations, accusing supporters of the bill of unfairly 'scapegoating' lawyers for Illinois' relatively more expensive title insurance costs.
A settlement binding all potential plaintiffs may be the only practical way of ending nearly 2,000 lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of addictive opioid painkillers, said plaintiff lawyers attending a conference on opioid litigation this week.
Wood River Levee District secretary and treasurer Jamie L. Butkovich, 37, has been charged with theft of between $10,000 and $100,000 and official misconduct, amid reports that at least one employee of the district was having "paycheck problems."
The mother of a minor who was injured as a passenger in a stolen vehicle during a police pursuit seeks to dismiss or sever the City of Madison’s “sham” third-party complaint against the driver from her “very real” claim.
EAST ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on Sept. 19 awarded summary judgment to officials of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in a lawsuit filed by an employee who alleged race discrimination in her termination as a building facilities manager.