Days before congress approved the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005--which in effect moves most class action filings from state to federal court--the masters of the Madison County Circuit Court quite simply, hustled.
Chief Judge Edward Ferguson Under an administrative order issued by Madison County Circuit Court Chief Judge Edward Ferguson on Feb. 7, probation violators will no longer be subject to the reprimand and prosecution of the State’s Attorney’s office.
Circuit Judge George Moran Jr. Nuns of the Sisters of Divine Providence may fully appreciate that cleanliness is next to godliness after Madison County Circuit Judge George Moran Jr. throws out several old class action cases that have not been pursued by plaintiffs—namely one that had accused them of cheating.
A day after the Lakin Law Firm of Wood River churned out seven class action lawsuits against insurance companies on behalf of area chiropractors, the firm unleashed another six similar cases in Madison County Circuit Court on Feb. 15.
Kingdom Treasures and the O'Fallon Christian Bookstore
A commercial property owner is suing its tenants for more than $1.6 million, claiming Kingdom Treasures and the O'Fallon Christian Bookstore not only are in default--they won't leave.
MDL Laboratories Christy Hummert's death from cervical cancer last October could have been prevented, contends her surviving husband Jonathan Hummert of Carlyle. He filed a wrongful death suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court Feb. 10 alleging Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (MDL) misread his wife's Pap smear in July 2001.