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Madison County civil docket July 25-28

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 20, 2017, 11:50pm

Madison County circuit judges Crowder, Mudge, Matoesian and Ruth have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for July 25-28.

Trip, fall suit against Fast Eddie’s Bon Air at trial in Mudge’s court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 18, 2017, 8:52pm

A woman’s trip and fall suit against Fast Eddie’s Bon Air alleging she tripped on an unmarked curb is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Conductor's personal injury suit at trial on damages in Lopinot's court after prior mistrial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 11, 2017, 5:26pm

After a mistrial was ordered in a railroad employee’s personal injury lawsuit against Union Pacific, the case is at trial on the issue of causation and damages in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot’s courtroom.

Budget Rent-A-Car's suit seeking reimbursement following East St. Louis collision is at trial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 11, 2017, 9:41am

A rental car company's arbitration suit seeking reimbursement following an East St. Louis collision involving one of its rented vehicles is at trial in St. Clair County Associate Judge Thomas Cannady's courtroom.

Lawn care company settles defamation suit with mobile home park

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 11, 2017, 8:28am

The owner of a lawn care company has reached an undisclosed settlement with a mobile home park after the manager allegedly accused the plaintiff and his employees of doing drugs while working.

Turtle Wax files motion to dismiss suit alleging benzene exposure

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 11, 2017, 8:10am

Turtle Wax seeks to dismiss a man’s suit alleging he developed acute mycloid leukemia from benzene exposure, arguing that the lawsuit fails to provide specific facts.

Motorist reaches $700K settlement with Americorp; Truck driver had criminal record, history of drug use

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 6, 2017, 10:57pm

The Langdon & Emison law firm reached a $700,000 settlement with Americorp Xpress Carriers in a suit alleging a tractor-trailer crash caused by a truck driver with a criminal record, previous driving convictions and a history of drug use.

Illinois Supreme Court says State's Attorneys cannot make traffic stops absent police investigations; Concludes SAFE units are unauthorized

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 3, 2017, 2:33pm

The Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the Third District Appellate Court’s decision that the La Salle County State’s Attorney’s Felony Enforcement (SAFE) unit does not have the authority to conduct traffic stops and make arrests as part of its independent drug investigations. 

St. Clair County jury reaches defense verdict in oilfield investor dispute

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 30, 2017, 8:51am

A St. Clair County jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant Dupo Oilfield on June 21 in a case alleging an investor did not receive its interest in the business.

Gateway Motorsports Park denies liability, says man died from preexisting medical condition following go-cart crash

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 28, 2017, 2:00pm

Gateway Motorsports Park argues that a man who was killed following a go-cart crash two years ago died due to preexisting medical conditions and signed a liability release before using the go-carts.

Nurse denies liability in suit alleging blisters from cosmetic vein treatment

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 28, 2017, 1:56pm

A nurse claims a patient’s own negligence caused her injuries in a medical malpractice suit alleging the patient suffered blisters and hair loss during a cosmetic vein treatment.

Fifth District hears oral arguments for appeals of Judge LeChien's order on employee pay

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 28, 2017, 12:50pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court heard oral arguments on June 13 in two consolidated appeals stemming from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s declaration that negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) have reached impasse and that workers’ contracts have expired.

Rauner, state file motion to dismiss school districts' lawsuit over state funding

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 27, 2017, 11:27pm

Attorney General Lisa Madigan argues that claims brought against Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state by 17 school districts must be dismissed, stating that funding for public education is controlled by legislators.

Physical therapy center, doctors dispute patient’s claim she fractured foot during therapy session; Jury trial scheduled for April 2018

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 22, 2017, 8:40pm

A jury trial has been scheduled for next April in a medical malpractice lawsuit against Apex Physical, in which the therapy center disputes a patient’s claims that she fractured her foot during her physical therapy session following a stroke.

Student reaches settlement with Lindenwood University in suit alleging he fell from dorm bed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 21, 2017, 12:14am

A student’s lawsuit against Lindenwood University alleging he was injured when he fell from a bunk bed in his dorm room has been dismissed after the parties reached an undisclosed settlement.

St. Clair County responds to residents' motion to strike bid rigging suit; Parties seek to extend August trial date

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 20, 2017, 9:24pm

St. Clair County and former treasurer Charles Suarez filed a response to several residents’ motion to strike their reply supporting summary judgment, claiming that their reply sufficiently argues “exceptional circumstances” to file the reply in a suit alleging they participated in a bid rigging scheme.

Kolker denies dismissal in legal malpractice case involving divorce dispute

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 20, 2017, 9:11pm

St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker denied the Blake Behme Law Group’s motion to dismiss a former client’s $1.15 million legal malpractice suit, in which they argued that she agreed to a divorce settlement on her own after her attorneys advised against it.

Notice of impending dismissal filed in nurse's suit alleging termination following breast cancer

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 20, 2017, 9:03pm

Notice of impending dismissal was given in a nurse’s discrimination suit alleging she was wrongfully terminated after she took leave for breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer.

St. Clair County jury awards mother, daughter $300K in 15-year-old medical malpractice case alleging birth injury

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 13, 2017, 9:52pm

A St. Clair County jury awarded a mother and her daughter $300,000 in a 2002 medical malpractice suit alleging the minor suffered hypoxia and fetal depression during birth, allegedly causing permanent hearing loss.

Delivery, assembly company denies liability in suit alleging child’s bed collapsed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 13, 2017, 9:52pm

A delivery and assembly company denies liability in a Belleville woman’s lawsuit alleging a bed she purchased from Ashley Furniture collapsed with her child in it.