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Mudge grants divorce attorney’s request to withdraw motions for sanctions in legal malpractice suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 17, 2017, 10:02am

An attorney has decided not to seek sanctions against a former client who allegedly filed a frivolous, time-barred legal malpractice suit after the attorney was suspended for her actions in his divorce litigation.

Seventh Circuit: Plaintiff should ‘count himself lucky’ not to be sanctioned after filing same suit twice

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 16, 2017, 11:05am

Seventh Circuit appellate judges affirmed the district court’s order dismissing a breach of contract suit on jurisdictional grounds for the second time after the plaintiff appeared to add a new Illinois defendant in an effort to defeat removal and dismissal.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 22-25

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 15, 2017, 11:46pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Crowder, Mudge, Ruth and Dugan have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Aug. 22-25.

Rear-end collision suit at trial in Mudge’s court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 15, 2017, 8:54pm

A Montgomery County woman’s negligence suit following a rear-end collision is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s court.

Napoli attorney Melanie R. Swearengen dies in collision with train

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 15, 2017, 7:25pm

Edwardsville attorney Melanie R. Swearengen died earlier this month when her vehicle became stuck on train tracks in Brighton and was hit by an Amtrack train.

Mudge transfers slip, fall suit to Effingham County; Plaintiff chose Madison County to 'vindicate' his rights

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2017, 10:53pm

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted Pinnacle Foods’ motion to transfer a man’s icy slip and fall suit to Effingham County after the plaintiff said he chose Madison County as a “neutral” forum “where his rights will be vindicated.”

Manufacturers seek to dismiss bus driver's suit alleging benzene exposure

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2017, 10:23pm

Several manufacturers seek to dismiss a man’s suit alleging his wife died as a result of benzene exposure while working as a bus driver, arguing that the complaint fails to allege specific facts.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 14-18

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2017, 4:37pm

There are 22 cases with hearings scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for Aug. 14-18.

Pit bull owner denies liability in dog attack suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2017, 2:54pm

A pit bull owner denies liability in a woman’s lawsuit alleging she and her own dog were attacked in the plaintiff’s front yard.

East Alton attorney John M. Delaney Jr. found dead in hotel room; He is remembered as ‘well-liked’ and will be ‘dearly missed’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 5, 2017, 12:10am

East Alton attorney John M. Delaney Jr. is fondly remembered by colleagues after he was found dead in a Shelby County hotel room Thursday afternoon.

Softball tournament supporting Collisville officer with cancer scheduled for tomorrow

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 4, 2017, 3:12pm

The Madison County Democrats have partnered with law enforcement for the first time to arrange a softball tournament fundraiser for Collinsville officer Chris Warren following his cancer diagnosis.

Marc Parker announces circuit judge campaign for Barberis vacancy in Madison County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 2, 2017, 2:32pm

Collinsville attorney Marc Parker of Parker Law PC announced Wednesday that he is running for the open Madison County circuit judge seat created by Judge John Barberis’ election to the Fifth District Appellate Court.

Ruth grants class certification in dispute over FOID card processing fee

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 2, 2017, 10:45am

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth granted class certification in a suit alleging the state inappropriately charged a $1 processing fee for firearm owner identification cards.

Mudge dismisses legal malpractice suit against divorce attorney; Reserves judgment on request for sanctions

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 2, 2017, 10:44am

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted dismissal in an “untimely” legal malpractice suit against a previously suspended divorce attorney who later sought sanctions against her former client for allegedly filing a frivolous suit he knew was time barred.

Ruth denies dismissal in Edwardsville attorney’s defamation suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 2, 2017, 10:42am

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied dismissal in an Edwardsville attorney’s defamation suit alleging a client’s opponent accused him of having low ethical standards and questioned his firm’s employee diversity.

Inspector, home sellers deny liability in suit alleging undisclosed mold

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 1, 2017, 9:53pm

An inspection company and the home sellers deny liability in a buyer’s lawsuit alleging they failed to disclose mold and moisture damage.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 7-11

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 1, 2017, 2:30pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Crowder and Mudge have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Aug. 7-11.

School districts file opposition to Rauner, state’s motion to dismiss school funding dispute

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 28, 2017, 8:56am

In an opposition against the state’s motion to dismiss a dispute over school funding, several school districts argue that the “voluntary” Learning Standards are mandated by required tests that help define the students’ college admission.

Domino's franchise asks court to compel arbitration in suit seeking vehicle expenses

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 28, 2017, 8:55am

A Domino’s Pizza franchise asks the district court to compel Domino’s delivery drivers to individually arbitrate their claims in a suit seeking compensation for vehicle expenses.

Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder retiring; Associate Judge Smith announces campaign for open seat

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 27, 2017, 4:39pm

Madison County Associate Judge Sarah Smith announced Wednesday that she will run for the open circuit judge seat created by Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s retirement when her term ends in December 2018.