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Former residents allege Granite City issued citations for keeping chickens on property, which ‘hold profound religious significance’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 6:59pm

A family who formerly had property in Granite City are suing the city and several officials for allegedly harassing them for keeping chickens on their property in accordance to their religious beliefs.

Attorney seeks to withdraw from law student’s suit alleging wrongful expulsion

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 5:37pm

The attorney representing a former Southern Illinois University student seeks to withdraw as counsel for “irreconcilable differences” in a suit alleging the student was wrongfully expelled from law school.

Family reaches settlement with Cracker Barrel in suit alleging son lacerated fingers from fallen newspaper stand

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 11:56am

A family has settled its lawsuit alleging their three-year-old son lost two fingers when a newspaper stand fell on him outside a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

Crowder enters protective order in suit involving fatal police pursuit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 16, 2017, 8:32pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder filed a protective order in a suit against the City of Madison and a police officer involving a fatal collision while an alleged car thief ran from the police.

Woman accused of sexually assaulting three-year-old denies allegations

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 16, 2017, 8:29pm

A woman accused of sexual assault denies allegations in a suit alleging a young girl was sexually and physically abused with a tampon at Word of Life Tabernacle.

Attorney joins divorce lawyer's motion for sanctions in former client's legal malpractice suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 16, 2017, 8:27pm

An attorney has joined a previously suspended divorce attorney’s motion for sanctions against her former client and his attorney, former Madison County judge Thomas Hildebrand, for allegedly filing a frivolous legal malpractice suit that they knew was time bared.

Hardee's settles customer's suit alleging assault during attempted robbery

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 16, 2017, 8:25pm

Hardee’s Restaurant settled a suit filed by a customer alleging he was attacked in the restroom during an attempted robbery.

Summary judgment granted in part, denied in part in asbestos attorney's suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 16, 2017, 8:24pm

Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison granted in part and denied in part a construction company and contractor’s motion for summary judgment in an asbestos attorney’s lawsuit alleging mold and water infiltrated his $775,000 Troy home.

Fifth District affirms LeChien; Welch: Special education teacher’s dismissal was ‘harsh’ but not reversible

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 10, 2017, 8:06am

The Fifth District appellate court affirmed St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien’s decision denying a special education teacher’s petition for administrative review of his dismissal from the Cahokia school district after he forged a signature on a legal document.

Fayette County judge assigned to Madison County bid rigging class action

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 9, 2017, 11:49pm

Associate Judge Jeffrey Marc Kelly of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court in Fayette County was selected to preside over a class action suit alleging former Madison County treasurer Fred Bathon and several tax buyers participated in a bid rigging scheme.

Crowder enters confidentiality order in Byron’s personal injury suit against Wal-Mart

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 9, 2017, 11:45pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder filed a confidentiality order in a suit alleging former Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron was injured when he fell off a pre-assembled saddle stool.

Trial continued for second time in insurance dispute involving alleged stolen vehicle

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 9, 2017, 11:42pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder granted State Farm’s second motion to continue a trial that was scheduled for May 1 in an insurance dispute over an alleged stolen vehicle.

Madison County jury awards passenger more than $12K in collision trial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 9, 2017, 3:48pm

A Madison County jury awarded a passenger injured in an Alton crash $12,893.66 following a one-day trial in Circuit Judge David Dugan’s court.

St. Clair County jury awards man $2,600 in suit alleging theft and failure to pay

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 3, 2017, 11:03am

A St. Clair County jury awarded a man $2,605.44 in an arbitration case alleging various counts of damage, theft and failure to pay. 

Tillery firm alleges analytical company, economists failed to calculate damages for lawsuit as promised

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 3, 2017, 8:36am

The Korein Tillery law firm is suing Advanced Analytical Consulting Group and two economists alleging that in separate litigation they failed to complete methodology that would calculate damages, yet they charged escalated fees for their work.

Woman seeks default judgment against debt collector for demanding payment on paid bill

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 2, 2017, 9:51pm

A woman seeks default judgment against a debt collector for allegedly demanding payment on a medical bill that was paid by her health insurer in 2012.

Divorce attorney seeks sanctions against former client, attorney for allegedly filing frivolous legal malpractice suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 2, 2017, 8:06pm

An O’Fallon attorney who was suspended for her handling of a family matter now seeks sanctions against her former client and plaintiff attorney and former Madison County Judge Thomas Hildebrand for allegedly filing a frivolous legal malpractice suit that they knew was time barred.

Towing service seeks to dismiss class action alleging excessive fees

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 2, 2017, 6:20pm

A Wood River towing service seeks to dismiss a customer's class action over alleged excessive fees, arguing that the plaintiff is a member of a proposed class in a similar lawsuit.

Collinsville DoubleTree denies liability in guest’s suit alleging injuries from pool ladder

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 2, 2017, 6:14pm

A Collinsville hotel says a guest saw a defect pool ladder but failed to avoid it, causing him to cut his foot.

Lopinot grants in part, denies in part auction company’s motion to dismiss suit alleging shill bidding

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 26, 2017, 7:30am

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot granted partial dismissal of a suit alleging shill or ghost bidding was used to raise prices at a land auction, but granted the plaintiffs an opportunity to provide additional details.