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Trial rescheduled in former judge Byron's personal injury suit against Wal-Mart

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 25, 2017, 8:40pm

Madison County circuit judge Barbara Crowder rescheduled a jury trial for March 12, 2018, in former circuit judge Nicholas Byron’s suit alleging he was injured when he fell off a pre-assembled saddle stool.

Madison County jury returns verdict in favor of Fast Eddie’s in customer’s trip, fall suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 25, 2017, 8:37pm

A Madison County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Fast Eddie’s Bon Air in a woman’s personal injury suit alleging she tripped on an unmarked curb.

Horse training facility seeks to transfer suit to Madison County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 25, 2017, 8:32pm

A horse training facility and its operators seek to transfer a man’s suit alleging he fell from a spooked horse to Madison County Circuit Court.

Yandle extends trial date in St. Clair County bid rigging suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 25, 2017, 2:07pm

District Judge Staci Yandle reset a trial in several St. Clair County residents’ bid rigging suit against former treasurer Charles Suarez and several tax buyers.

St. Clair County jury awards rental car company more than $36K

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 25, 2017, 1:32pm

A St. Clair County jury awarded a rental car company $36,462.48 in a suit seeking reimbursement following an East St. Louis collision involving one of its rented vehicles.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 2-4

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 24, 2017, 10:56pm

Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan has three hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Aug. 2-4.

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.