MOUNT VERNON -- In a case with its roots in a fatal traffic collision nearly two decades ago, the Fifth District Appellate Court has ruled in favor of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) despite failures by the agency to follow rules relating to expert witnesses and discovery.
WHEATON – Chicago investor Thane Ritchie identified two former prisoners as individuals involved in a suit that James Clayborne’s firm filed in Madison County, according to a defendant seeking sanctions over the suit.
MOUNT VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court has ruled that Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison erred in stopping the closure of a bridge leading to a golf course and allowing a recreation district to carry out repairs.
The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts announced Friday that attorney Veronica Armouti has been appointed an associate in the Third Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy left when former judge Jennifer Hightower was not reappointed to the bench.
BELLEVILLE — A policy holder suffering after an auto collision in which an uninsured or underinsured motorist is at fault should, as a first step, call their insurance company rather than a local personal injury attorney, an industry advocacy group spokesperson said.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Stepping forcefully into a debate that has been brewing since private lawyers first started recruiting local governments to sue the opioid industry, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and the National Association of Attorneys General have urged the federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation to reject a proposed “negotiation class” consisting of every city and county in the country.
Chief Public Defender John Rekowski said during a Judiciary Committee meeting that his office is struggling to fill a vacant position after former employee Kelcie Miller was charged for working as an attorney without a law license.
BELLEVILLE — The widow of an area music industry veteran is suing a Belleville hospital and physician for allegedly failing to diagnose the Legionnaires' disease that contributed to the death of her husband earlier this year.
WHEATON – Chicago investor Thane Ritchie asserts in DuPage County chancery court that former Illinois Senate Majority Leader James Clayborne’s law firm filed an inaccurate and improper complaint on his behalf in Madison County last year.
MOUNT VERNON – A state appeals court recently declined to reverse the 2015 conviction of a St. Charles man regarding a lien he attempted to record alleging U.S. Bank owed him $400,000 for two properties he lost to foreclosure proceedings almost 25 years ago.
MOUNT VERNON – Former judge John Baricevic improperly denied prisoner Marvin Parker’s claim that former judge Michael Cook violated his constitutional rights, Fifth District appellate judges decided on July 1.