The lack of diversity of thought on Madison County's bench - by way of political affiliation - has the local GOP considering battle with those who get to pick the majority of judges at the Third Judicial Circuit.
MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed Madison County Chief Judge William Mudge’s order denying transfer in a legal malpractice suit alleging a medical malpractice case was negligently voluntarily dismissed.
BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County jurors would give Paulette Evans of Clinton County a fairer trial against her county’s only hospital than Clinton County jurors would, attorney Tom Keefe argued for her at a hearing in a wrongful death case on July 31.
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.
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.
Edwardsville attorney Amy Gabriel of prominent asbestos firm Gori Julian & Associates announced Thursday her candidacy for the office of Madison County Circuit Clerk on the Democratic ticket in the November 2020 election.
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.