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Madison County jury awards woman $60K in suit alleging she fell through cellar door of foreclosed property

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 11:37pm

A Madison County jury awarded a woman $60,000 in a suit alleging she fractured her foot after falling through a cellar door while looking at a Collinsville property for sale.

Alton attorney calls adoption agency’s motion to dismiss failed adoption suit ‘meritless;’ Hopkins: ‘Court should entertain sanctions’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 11:31pm

Attorney John Hopkins suggests that an adoption agency misrepresented and “cherry picked” a father’s alleged sexual assault in an effort to paint the couple in the worst light possible and argues that the agency’s motion to dismiss is “so meritless that the court should entertain sanctions.”

Ruth denied dismissal in dentist’s $1M suit over dental crowns

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 11:03pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied a combined motion to dismiss a dentist’s suit alleging dental crowns failed to perform properly.

Former client seeks to disqualify shared counsel in legal malpractice suit for alleged ‘antagonistic defenses’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 10:38pm

A former client filed a motion to disqualify counsel for O’Fallon attorney Amanda Kelton Bradley Verett and attorney Michael Reid in a legal malpractice case, arguing that the two have “antagonistic defenses” and cannot be represented by the same counsel.

City of Alton denies liability in jogger’s personal injury suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 9:50pm

The City of Alton denies liability in a jogger's personal injury suit and argues that the jogger's own negligence contributed to any alleged injuries from tripping on a hole in the sidewalk.

Ruth denied dismissal in suit alleging woman fell off rental home porch

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 9:37pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied dismissal in a woman’s suit alleging she fell off the porch of a Worden rental home while carrying a moving box.

America’s Central Port District, employee deny liability in discrimination suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 9:19pm

America’s Central Port District and one of its employees denies liability in an African American man’s suit alleging discrimination, arguing that the plaintiff was not an employee.

Madison County asbestos trial to reconvene Feb. 27 in Stobbs’ court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 8:55pm

A Madison County asbestos trial against Hennessy Industries has been adjourned until Feb. 27 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom.

Hennessy asks Stobbs to reconsider barred evidence after plaintiff expert ‘opens the door’ to alternative causation in Madison County asbestos trial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 15, 2017, 10:05am

Hennessy Industries asked Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs to reconsider his order barring evidence of alternative asbestos causation at a rare Madison County asbestos trial.

Anderson Hospital, Maryville Radiology deny liability in patient’s suit alleging undiagnosed cancer

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 15, 2017, 9:16am

Anderson Hospital argues that a patient’s own comparative fault caused her injuries in a suit alleging several healthcare providers failed to diagnose and treat her breast cancer.

Real estate agents seek to dismiss home buyers’ suit alleging concealed mold

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 15, 2017, 9:15am

Real estate agents accused of concealing mold seek to dismiss the suit, arguing that they reached an agreement with the home buyers to remove the mold.

Man who claims storage company sold personal property says employees kept his belongings, calling the actions ‘trickery and deceit’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 15, 2017, 9:14am

A man who claims his personal property was sold by a Collinsville storage company alleges the storage company actually held a “phantom auction” and employees kept his belongings for themselves.

Godfrey attorney seeks to dismiss legal malpractice suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 15, 2017, 9:14am

Attorney Tammy Julian of Farrell Hamilton & Julian in Godfrey seeks to dismiss amended legal malpractice complaints alleging she negligently prepared a trust.

Golfer files amended complaint after Mudge partially granted dismissal in suit over tournament handicap rules

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 15, 2017, 8:45am

After Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge partially granted Sunset Hills Country Club’s motion to dismiss a Granite City physician’s lawsuit over handicapped golf rules, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint alleging he suffered severe emotional distress after being suspended and threatened with sanctions.

Madison County asbestos trial continues in Stobbs’ court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 12, 2017, 2:39pm

A Michigan teacher’s asbestos lawsuit alleging asbestos exposure from grinding brakes is still at trial in Madison County Associate Judge Stephen Stobb’s courtroom.

St. Clair County jury awards motorist $5,500 in car accident suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 8, 2017, 3:25pm

A St. Clair County jury awarded motorist Arthur Lange $5,500 in a car accident suit

Foreclosure claim filed against The Rex Carr Law Firm

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:09am

A foreclosure claim was filed against The Rex Carr Law Firm of East St. Louis for allegedly failing to make payments on a $14,311 debt.

Madison County jury reaches defense verdict in pedestrian's accident suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 7, 2017, 10:20pm

A Madison County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of a truck driver sued for allegedly driving over a pedestrian’s foot.

Townhouse Motel denies liability in suit alleging plaster fell on guest

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 7, 2017, 10:18pm

Townhouse Motel denies liability in a guest’s suit alleging she was injured when plaster fell on her while she was in the shower.

Homeowners deny liability in grandmother’s trip and fall suit while trick-or-treating; They say she should have used the sidewalk

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 7, 2017, 10:16pm

Smithton homeowners argue that a woman caused her own injuries by failing to use a sidewalk when she tripped over a guide wire for an inflated Halloween display while trick-or-treating with her grandchildren.