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Madison County asbestos suit settled one week into trial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 31, 2017, 3:32pm

A deceased Ohio man’s asbestos suit alleging exposure to the potent crocidolite asbestos settled one week into trial in Madison County Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom.

St. Clair County voters will decide on two proposed 1 percent sales taxes for schools, public safety

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 29, 2017, 7:57am

While two proposed 1 percent sales taxes in St. Clair County could drive shoppers away from an area considered a local hotspot for retail, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says the county has to invest in its community in order to grow.

Second Madison County asbestos trial this year starts; Deceased Ohio man allegedly exposed to potent crocidolite asbestos

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 22, 2017, 5:06pm

Opening statements began Wednesday morning in Madison County Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom in the second asbestos trial this year.

Father seeks to dismiss daughter's suit alleging he paid debts with college funds

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 7:01pm

A father accused of paying off debts with funds allegedly intended for his daughter’s college education seeks to dismiss the suit, arguing that any sums from his divorce proceeding belong to him and his ex-wife.

Conference scheduled in former St. Jacob mayor's defamation suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 6:57pm

A former St. Jacob mayor’s lawsuit alleging defamation has a case management conference scheduled for early next month after several orders continuing litigation.

Jamaican resort denies liability in suit over broken lounge chair

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 6:53pm

The owners and operators of a Jamaican resort say a guest’s own negligence caused her alleged injuries when she sat in a broken lounge chair.

Valvoline Oil Change denies liability in slip, fall suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 6:51pm

Valvoline Oil Change denies liability in a customer’s suit alleging she was injured when she slipped on a patch of oil.

Doctor, hospital deny liability in wrongful death suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 6:49pm

A doctor and hospital deny liability in a wrongful death suit alleging a patient developed Asystole following several procedures.

Retaliatory discharge suit against Rend Lake College transferred to Jefferson County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 6:47pm

A former Rend Lake College employee’s lawsuit alleging termination for refusing to spend work time performing unrelated activities has been transferred to Jefferson County Circuit Court.

Constrction company, contractor seek summary judgment in asbestos attorney's suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 14, 2017, 8:43pm

A construction company and a contractor seek summary judgment in an asbestos attorney’s lawsuit alleging mold and water infiltrated his $775,000 Troy home.

Edwardsville firm voluntarily dismisses Chicago firm from suit alleging breach of joint venture agreement

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 14, 2017, 7:36pm

An Edwardsville law firm voluntarily dismissed a Chicago firm from its suit alleging two firms breached a joint venture agreement.

Ruth denies motion to stay proceedings in suit over Essure implant

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 14, 2017, 7:12pm

In a lawsuit alleging the Essure implant is defective, Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied a motion to stay proceedings pending the Fifth District Appellate Court’s jurisdiction decision in a Madison County asbestos suit.

Texas lawyer seeks dismissal of legal malpractice suit for lack of personal jurisdiction

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 14, 2017, 5:50pm

A Texas lawyer seeks to dismiss a woman’s legal malpractice suit for lack of personal jurisdiction, arguing that he has no ties to Illinois.

Ruth denies summary judgment in dog bite suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 14, 2017, 10:50am

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied two homeowners’ motion for summary judgment in a suit alleging their neighbor’s son was bit by their Akita while caring for their dogs, Marco and Polo.

Simmons firm filed lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturers on behalf of New York counties over opioid addiction

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 13, 2017, 11:03am

The Simmons Hanly Conroy firm has filed several lawsuits on behalf of New York counties against pharmaceutical manufacturers and physicians, alleging the counties have spent millions of dollars fighting an opioid drug epidemic they say was caused by aggressive marketing.

Astronomers seek to strike woman's demand for bill of particulars; They say their 15-page complaint is sufficient

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 8, 2017, 10:31am

Two astronomers seek to strike another astronomer's demand for a bill of particulars in their suit alleging the woman made defamatory statements within their professional community.

Couple voluntarily dismisses suit alleging misrepresented termite damage following negotiations

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 8, 2017, 10:29am

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted voluntarily dismissal in a couple’s suit alleging the company they purchased their home from failed to disclose known termite damage.

Crowder denies summary judgment in suit alleging attempted robbery at Collinsville Hardee's

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 8, 2017, 10:28am

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder denied Hardee’s Restaurant’s request for summary judgment in a customer’s lawsuit alleging he was attacked in the restroom during an attempted robbery.

Trial continued in insurance dispute over alleged stolen vehicle

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 8, 2017, 10:27am

An insurance dispute over an alleged stolen vehicle that was set to go to trial March 6 was continued to May 1 at 9 a.m.

Attorney substitutes counsel in legal malpractice suit following former client’s motion to disqualify

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 8, 2017, 10:26am

Attorney Michael Reid filed a substitution of counsel in a legal malpractice suit after a former client said he and O’Fallon attorney Amanda Kelton Bradley Verett have “antagonistic defenses” and cannot share counsel.