After he was allowed to keep his license due to a clerical error following a DUI last year, former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton was charged with driving under the influence for the third time in two and a half years after he was involved in an Edwardsville crash.
EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville Police Chief Jay Keeven said former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton’s Dec. 26 arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol came following a citizen complaint of a minor crash.
Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court have announced the appointment of Christopher P. Threlkeld as a resident circuit judge, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Madison County Circuit Judge Dave Hylla on Jan. 1.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – City, county and tribal governments' strategy of hiring private plaintiff's attorneys in opioid and other litigation is causing a "misalignment of the values" between those entities and the traditional primacy of state attorneys general, a government litigation expert said.
WASHINGTON – In an annual report of “Judicial Hellholes” released today by the American Tort Reform Association, Philadelphia has claimed the No. 1 ranking – in part due to a historic $8 billion punitive damages verdict rendered this year in litigation connected to Johnson & Johnson’s anti-psychotic drug Risperdal.
A proposed “negotiation class” to settle all opioid litigation by U.S. cities and counties could be in deep trouble, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit considers an appeal of the order creating the controversial class and lawyers in two states with big claims urge their clients to opt out before a Nov. 22 deadline.