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Suit alleging negligent psychiatric care at trial in Judge Ruth's court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 6, 2016, 8:27pm

A woman’s dispute with a psychiatrist over her husband’s suicide is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth’s courtroom.

Construction companies deny liability in suit alleging man died from gas explosion

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 6, 2016, 2:22pm

Several construction companies claim a man who died in a gas explosion negligently dug too deep in an area where the gas line was marked.

Madison County jury awards woman $5,800 in car accident suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 6, 2016, 1:01pm

A Madison County jury awarded a woman $5,800 in a suit alleging a motorist struck a police cruiser while she was handcuffed in the backseat.

Hearing set for Belleville’s motion to dismiss woman’s suit alleging she fell while cutting grass

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 6, 2016, 11:12am

The City of Belleville’s motion to dismiss a woman’s suit alleging she fell on a city retaining wall while cutting her grass is set for a hearing this month.

Electric company denies liability in fire at City of O’Fallon Public Works building

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 6, 2016, 11:00am

An electric contractor alleges the lighting in a city building was altered and evidence was not maintained after a fire destroyed the building owned by the City of O’Fallon.

Union Pacific compelled to comply with discovery requests in suit alleging solar radiation, creosote exposure

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 6, 2016, 10:05am

St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley ordered Union Pacific to comply with a former employee’s discovery requests in a suit alleging he developed cancer from exposure to creosote and solar radiation.

Mediation ordered in dispute alleging real estate fraud

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 5, 2016, 10:26pm

St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley compelled mediation in an O’Fallon homeowner’s suit alleging a real estate agent failed to tell her that a potential buyer canceled the contract on her home.

Fifth District reverses Gleeson’s order granting dismissal of retaliatory discharge suit based upon prior arbitration

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 29, 2016, 10:21pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court reversed St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson’s order granting dismissal in an employee’s suit alleging retaliatory discharge based upon res judicata and collateral estoppel.

Fifth District reverses Lopinot in suit alleging concealed upcharges; Found arbitration unenforceable in suit’s second time in appellate court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 29, 2016, 7:31pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court reversed St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot’s order compelling arbitration in a suit alleging a mortgage corporation concealed upcharges.

City of Madison files third-party complaint against driver of van in police pursuit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 29, 2016, 3:36pm

The City of Madison filed a third-party complaint against the special administrator for the estate of a man who caused a fatal collision while running from the police.

Car accident suit at trial in Judge Matoesian's court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 29, 2016, 1:51pm

A car accident lawsuit alleging a woman was injured when a driver struck the police cruiser she was sitting in while handcuffed in the backseat is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian’s courtroom.

Man suing storage company for auctioning personal items seeks to dismiss counter claim

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 29, 2016, 9:45am

A man who claims his personal property was sold by a Collinsville storage company seeks to dismiss Ace Storage’s counter claim, arguing that all liens should be terminated.

Adoption agency accuses couple of failing to obtain home study in botched adoption suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 29, 2016, 9:20am

An adoption agency argues that a Jersey County couple failed to seek out an agency to provide a home study and consent to their adoption in a suit alleging a conflict of interest. Plaintiffs Greg and Janet Warren claim they entered into a contractual relationship with attorney Deborah Crouse-Cobb of Crouse-Cobb & Bays in Collinsville on Nov. 22, 2013, to provide legal services related to the adoption of Jude Warren, a child.

Auctioneer supports motion to dismiss man’s suit alleging injures from upturned garden rake; Guest agrees to amend complaint

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 29, 2016, 9:00am

A man suing an auctioneer agreed to amend his complaint after the defendant sought dismissal on the grounds that the entity being sued does not legally exist. Jerry Keel filed a complaint on June 10 against Geneve L.

Barefoot restaurant denies liability, seeks to transfer slip and fall suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 29, 2016, 8:17am

A Hardin restaurant owner seeks to transfer a woman’s suit alleging a leaky toilet caused her to slip and fall.

Six-year-old accident suit settles before trial begins

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 28, 2016, 8:26pm

A six-year-old car accident suit settled for an unspecified amount on Nov. 16, nearly two weeks before it was set to go to trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Hartford shipyard denies liability in repairman’s suit alleging amputated hand from milling machine

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 21, 2016, 8:21pm

A Hartford shipyard owner claims a repairman’s negligence caused his own injuries when his right hand was caught in a milling machine.

Woman accused of stealing from elderly man denies allegations

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 21, 2016, 7:52pm

A woman accused of manipulating an elderly man and stealing his property denies the allegations against her.

Former superintendent’s ex-husband denies videotaping intercourse

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 21, 2016, 7:23pm

A former school superintendent’s ex-husband denies videotaping a sexual encounter with his ex-wife that he says was consensual.

Case management conference scheduled in FOID card dispute pending ruling on class certification

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 21, 2016, 6:37pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth scheduled a case management conference in a suit alleging the state inappropriately filed a $1 processing fee for firearm owner identification cards, pending his ruling on the plaintiff’s motion for class certification.