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Keefe says Madison, St. Clair County jury verdicts 'puny' compared to cases filed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 25, 2017, 11:59am

Belleville plaintiff attorney Thomas Keefe Jr. said Madison and St. Clair Counties see relatively few jury trials compared to the number of cases filed.

Judge Kievlan expected to return to work Feb. 1

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 24, 2017, 8:32pm

St. Clair County Associate Judge Patricia Kievlan is expected to return to work next week after spending roughly one month out sick.

Construction company alleges Ameren was negligent in wrongful death suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 24, 2017, 4:47pm

A construction company argues that Ameren Illinois was negligent when it installed a gas pipeline that allegedly exploded when an employee dug too deep, resulting in his death.

Sears denies liability in mechanic's wrongful termination suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 24, 2017, 4:23pm

Sears denies liability in a mechanic’s suit alleging he was wrongfully accused of stealing by a co-worker in order to cover the defendant’s own thefts.

Gleeson grants default judgment in suit alleging sex assault

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 24, 2017, 4:09pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson granted default judgment in a suit alleging a disabled adult was sexually assaulted.

Belleville attorney seeks to dismiss doctor's malpractice suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 24, 2017, 4:00pm

Belleville attorney Terry Brown seeks to dismiss a physician’s legal malpractice suit alleging a Jefferson County jury ruled against the doctor after he was advised not to settle a wrongful death suit.

Eleven St. Clair County civil jury trials went to verdict in 2016; Nearly $15.5 million awarded to seven plaintiffs

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 19, 2017, 11:31am

St. Clair County juries awarded nearly $15.5 million to seven plaintiffs in 2016, with a total of 11 civil cases going to verdict last year.

Catholic Diocese of Belleville says priest’s alleged sexual relationship is religious matter, not legal issue

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:30pm

The Catholic Diocese of Belleville seeks to dismiss a woman’s suit alleging a priest engaged in a sexual relationship with her, arguing that the issue is a matter of religious doctrine and should be addressed by the Catholic Church rather than the court.

Woman’s suit alleging she fell while cutting grass voluntarily dismissed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:13pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson granted voluntary dismissal in a woman’s suit alleging she fell on a city retaining wall while cutting her grass.

Carlinville doctor denies liability in suit alleging he failed to inform others of possible injuries

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:01pm

A physician denies liability in a patient’s suit alleging he was paralyzed when his doctor failed to inform others of his potential injuries.

Collinsville KFC owner says statements were true in defamation suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 5:37pm

Hohman Enterprises says that any alleged statements made about a former shift supervisor at the Collinsville KFC restaurant were true and privileged in response to his defamation suit.

Suit alleging faulty airbags voluntarily dismissed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 2:12pm

An East St. Louis man voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit alleging the airbag on his Chevy Impla failed to deploy properly in a collision.

Madison County jury awards UPS delivery driver $16K in suit alleging dog attack; Plaintiff requested $1.6M

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 11, 2017, 4:14pm

A Madison County jury returned a verdict in favor of a UPS driver on Wednesday, awarding the plaintiff $16,000 in a suit alleging he injured his back when he was attacked by a dog while delivering a package.

Napoli attorney reacts to updated asbestos standing order; Praises new structure but wants defense bar to share in new burdens

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 11, 2017, 9:43am

Asbestos plaintiff attorney Patrick Haines is praising the updated Madison County Standing Case Management Order and the structure it provides, but expressed concern over what he says places too heavy of a burden on the plaintiffs' side.

UPS delivery driver’s dog attack suit at trial in Mudge’s court; Defense questions when plaintiff returned to work

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 11, 2017, 12:06am

A suit alleging a UPS delivery driver injured his back after being attacked by a dog in 2012 is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Highland couple denies liability in delivery driver's dog bite suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 10, 2017, 5:46pm

A Highland couple allege a delivery driver failed to exercise caution for her own safety in a suit alleging the woman was bit by their dog while delivering a package.

Owner of Worden rental home seeks to dismiss personal injury suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 10, 2017, 8:56am

The owner of a Worden rental home seeks to dismiss a woman’s suit alleging she fell off the porch while carrying a moving box.

Dog owners allege girl provoked dog in attack

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 9, 2017, 4:49pm

A Troy couple alleges a Collinsville girl provoked their dog before she was allegedly attacked and bit.

Sixteen Madison County jury trials went to verdict in 2016; Nearly $8 million awarded to nine plaintiffs

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 5, 2017, 11:21am

Madison County jurors awarded a total of $7,987,756 in 16 civil jury trials that went all the way to verdict in 2016.

Fifth District affirms Flack's ruling awarding motorist $2,259 following Collinsville collision

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 3, 2017, 7:55pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed Madison County Associate Judge Donald Flack’s ruling granting a motorist $2,259.12 following a Collinsville collision.