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Fundraising for judicial candidates rather modest in second quarter

Ann Maher Jul. 19, 2016, 2:52pm

While fundraising has yet to begin in earnest this election cycle - big money typically rolls in after Labor Day - state campaign finance reports for the second quarter show modest gains for local and regional candidates.

Dental practice denies negligence; Judge denies motion to dismiss

Ann Maher Jul. 18, 2016, 3:26pm

A dentist and his practice deny negligence in a lawsuit alleging a patient went months without teeth after her implants were allegedly installed improperly.

Ronnoco Coffee denies liability for woman's alleged burns at Argosy casino

Ann Maher Jul. 18, 2016, 2:49pm

Ronnoco Coffee responded last month to a Madison County personal injury suit saying that it is not at fault for burns allegedly suffered by Deborah Stinger three years ago at the Argosy casino in Alton.

Class action over Papa John's sales tax on delivery fees settles; $165K for class counsel, $1-3 coupons for class members

Ann Maher Jul. 18, 2016, 2:10pm

A Madison County class action claiming Papa John's Pizza wrongly charged sales tax on delivery fees has reached preliminary settlement.

Alton bar and alleged assailant deny negligence in injury suit

Ann Maher Jul. 18, 2016, 12:42pm

Defendants being blamed for injuries suffered during an Alton bar altercation deny negligence.

Alton woman's claim against bar over intoxicated driver's crash into home dismissed with prejudice

Ann Maher Jul. 18, 2016, 11:50am

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on June 29 dismissed with prejudice a dram shop suit brought by an Alton woman whose home was struck by an intoxicated driver.

Union Pacific prevails in appeal involving '07 fatal accident; Two Madison County juries have decided case

Ann Maher Jul. 12, 2016, 8:46am

Fifth District Appellate Court justices have affirmed a ruling in favor of Union Pacific Railroad involving a fatal collision at a private crossing in Iron County, Mo.

Scott Credit Union denies allegations in age discrimination suit

Ann Maher Jul. 11, 2016, 5:26pm

Scott Credit Union claims that its termination of an employee who now alleges age discrimination was based on legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons unrelated to her age.

Madison Co. Actos suit transferred to Cook Co. for pretrial discovery

Ann Maher Jul. 11, 2016, 4:58pm

A Madison County man's product liability lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Walgreens and Eli Lilly involving the Type 2 diabetes drug Actos has been transferred to Cook County.

Mudge orders Creve Coeur attorney to comply with production requests

Ann Maher Jul. 11, 2016, 4:55pm

Creve Coeur attorney Vincent Vogler and Vogler Law Firm have been ordered to comply with discovery requests by July 13 in a Madison County lawsuit that claims they collected a debt but unfairly retained the proceeds.

Anderson Hospital denies negligence in patient's ER fall; Says decedent was under influence of alcohol

Ann Maher Jul. 11, 2016, 3:21pm

Anderson Hospital is denying negligence in a Madison County wrongful death lawsuit saying it was the decedent's use of alcohol or his intoxication that caused the injuries leading to his death.

Shareholder class action against First Clover Leaf Bank is 'lawyer-driven," defense says

Ann Maher Jul. 11, 2016, 1:24pm

Attorneys representing Edwardsville-based First Clover Leaf Bank and its board of directors seek to dismiss a proposed class action over a recent announced merger saying the lawsuit is

Insurance dispute over damage during Alton property renovation to be heard by Mudge

Ann Maher Jun. 27, 2016, 5:40pm

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge will preside at a hearing Wednesday on a plaintiff's motion to strike an insurer's defense posture that it is not responsible for losses involved in an Alton demolition.

Gun club and forklift driver deny negligence in accident that led to amputation

Ann Maher Jun. 27, 2016, 5:12pm

Town and Country Gun Club has answered a Madison County injury suit saying the plaintiff assumed risks leading up to an accident which caused him to lose his leg.

Hearing involving land use dispute between CARD and Collinsville reset

Ann Maher Jun. 27, 2016, 4:27pm

A court date scheduled this week in a land use dispute between the Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) and the City of Collinsville has been reset to Aug. 24.

Temp worker's racial discrimination claims settled against staffing agency; remain against steel company

Ann Maher Jun. 27, 2016, 3:37pm

Story CopyRacial discrimination claims against a temporary staffing company have been dismissed with prejudice, but they remain against The Steel Works of Granite City.

S.C. Johnson continues battle against former trucking operator

Ann Maher Jun. 27, 2016, 2:54pm

S.C. Johnson and Sons' lawsuit seeking enforcement of an asset transfer agreement from former trucking company operator Thomas Buske is docketed in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth's court on June 29.

Electrician's suit against GE, others in Ruth's court June 29

Ann Maher Jun. 27, 2016, 12:57pm

A case management conference is set June 29 in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth's court involving a US Steel worker's personal injury claim against his employer and others over severe burns he suffered in 2014.

Panel could decide property tax cut ballot access by July 1; 'Trust but verify' remark leads to spirited exchange

Ann Maher Jun. 24, 2016, 4:13pm

A Madison County panel will decide no earlier than July 1 whether a property tax reduction question will go to voters in November.

Analysis: Local tax bills would likely double if pension debt were satisfied

Ann Maher Jun. 22, 2016, 1:44pm

Two hundred twenty local governments in Madison County spent a collective $1.047 billion last year, or 21 percent of the county’s equalized assessed valuation (EAV), what the assessor says all real estate in the county is worth.