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Madison County jury awards railroad worker who developed cancer $7.5M; Plaintiff attorney called defense arguments ‘dog and pony show’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 28, 2016, 7:54pm

A Madison County jury awarded a former Union Pacific railroad employee $7.5 million on Wednesday in Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Asbestos attorneys provide appellate practice tips; Forum and jurisdiction issues among top disputes

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 28, 2016, 10:42am

Asbestos attorneys William Kohlburn and Brad Elward acknowledged the issues surrounding forum and jurisdiction disputes in local asbestos litigation while discussing Missouri and Illinois appellate practices at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference.

St. Louis asbestos litigation trends detailed at conference; ‘Rolling docket’ compared to Mad Co.'s ‘rocket docket’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:12pm

Local asbestos attorneys provided guidance on how to navigate St. Louis City’s asbestos docket and outlined recent trends in St. Louis asbestos litigation.

Electric company voluntarily dismissed from woman's suit alleging power pole fell on her vehile while driving

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:02pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder granted voluntarily dismissal of claims against an electric company in a woman’s suit alleging a power pole collapsed on her vehicle while she was operating it in Vandalia.

Patient voluntarily dismisses suit alleging breast implants migrated four times

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 2:58pm

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted voluntary dismissal in a lawsuit alleging a cancer survivor’s breast implants migrated multiple times after four surgeries.

Man seeks default in discrimination suit against Madison County Kid’s Corner

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 2:54pm

A man alleging The Madison County Kid’s Corner discriminated against him because of his gender seeks a default judgment.

Substitute of attorney granted for Wal-Mart in Byron's suit alleging injury from saddle stool

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 2:52pm

The O’Hagan Meyer firm withdrew as counsel for Wal-Mart in former Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron’s suit alleging he was injured fell off a pre-assembled saddle stool.

Fifth District affirms Judge Chapman’s order enforcing settlement agreement in dispute over Lake of the Ozarks property

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 26, 2016, 8:07pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed Madison County Associate Judge Thomas Chapman’s order enforcing a previous consent order regarding property in Lake of the Ozarks.

St. Louis jury reaches defense verdicts in take-home asbestos exposure case

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 20, 2016, 9:10pm

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis jury reached defense verdicts for three defendants in an asbestos lawsuit alleging take-home exposure.

Railroad worker’s suit alleging injury from chemical exposure at trial in Judge Mudge’s court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:21pm

A railroad worker’s lawsuit alleging he developed leukemia from exposure to creosote is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s court.

St. Clair County jury awards construction worker $6M; Second plaintiff settled case before closing arguments for less ‘significant’ sum

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 20, 2016, 4:38pm

A St. Clair County jury awarded a construction worker $6 million in a personal injury suit alleging he was injured while riding in the back of a work truck.

Deep pockets of Metro-East trial bar not yet showing prominence in Fifth District Appellate races

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 13, 2016, 4:37pm

Funding for campaigns of Fifth District Appellate Court candidates has been modest to date, with the deep pockets of Metro-East's trial bar so far on the sidelines.

Allstar Enterprises seeks dismissal of Granite City real estate dispute alleging fraud

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 10, 2016, 8:06am

Allstar Enterprises alleges dismissal is appropriate in a woman’s lawsuit alleging he was defrauded in a Granite City real estate transaction.

Suit involving fatal Mascoutah auto accident settles for $2M

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 10, 2016, 7:58am

A wrongful death action involving a fatal 2014 auto accident in Mascoutah was settled for $2 million.

Cahokia daycare operator denies being served lawsuit alleging sexual abuse

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 10, 2016, 7:45am

The operator of a Cahokia daycare claims she wasn’t served the case before summary judgment was entered against her in a lawsuit alleging a child was sexually molested in her care.

Belleville hospital, doctor deny duty to identify minor as abused or neglected child

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 10, 2016, 7:39am

Protestant Memorial Medical Center and one of its physicians seek to dismiss a father’s lawsuit alleging the doctor failed to recognize that his daughter had been abused or neglected.

Village of Cahokia denies allegations in tow fee class action

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 10, 2016, 7:30am

The Village of Cahokia denies allegations in a resident’s discrimination class action alleging her rights were violated when she had to pay a tow fee after she was arrested.

Updated asbestos standing order sets max trial settings and moves cases not ready for trial into 'special closed' docket

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 7, 2016, 10:17am

Beginning in 2017, the court will set no more than 780 cases for trial each year; plaintiffs will be required to show proof of asbestos-related illness before requesting a trial setting; lung cancer cases will be subjected to greater scrutiny and cases that aren't ready for trial as their trial date approaches will be placed in a "special closed" docket.

Fifth District upholds LeChien; Affirms order granting dismissal, summary judgment in farmland dispute

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 6, 2016, 7:05pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien’s order granting dismissal and summary judgment in a leased farmland dispute.

Patient opposes transfer; Says he won't get fair trial in Macoupin County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 6, 2016, 4:51pm

Story CopyA patient opposes transfer to Macoupin County in his medical malpractice case, arguing that the physician is a “pillar to the Carlinville community” and will likely get a biased trial.