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Alton VFW seeks partial summary judgment in woman’s suit alleging injuries on dance floor

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

The Alton VFW seeks partial summary judgment in a woman’s suit over alleged injuries on the dance floor, arguing that it did not owe her a duty because the fellow patron’s actions were not foreseeable.

Madison County jury returns defense verdict in asbestos trial; Hart: ‘You are speaking to our community with your verdict’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 1, 2017, 10:54am

A Madison County jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant Hennessy Industries Inc. on Tuesday in a Michigan couple’s asbestos lawsuit.

Cellphone company seeks to enforce arbitration in class action involving automated text messages; Plaintiff: ‘What’s good for the goose is good for the gander’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 1, 2017, 12:11am

A cellphone company seeks to enforce arbitration in a customer’s class action alleging she received automated text messages instructing her to make payments or risk having her services suspended.

Defendants accuse parents of failing to supervise son in suit alleging lacerated fingers from fallen newspaper stand

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 1, 2017, 12:05am

Defendants sued in a family’s suit alleging their three-year old son lost two fingers when a newspaper stand fell on him argue that the boy’s parents failed to supervise him and allowed him to climb on the stand.

Bretz Wildlife Lodge denies liability in suit alleging music played without license; It says music was purchased in good faith

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 28, 2017, 11:59pm

Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery in Carlyle argues that it purchased karaoke music in good faith and denied liability in a music producer’s lawsuit alleging it violated copyright laws by playing music from its catalog without a license.

Insurer denies liability in woman's suit over disability benefits

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 28, 2017, 11:54pm

A life insurance company denies liability in a woman’s suit alleging the defendant improperly denied disability benefits.

Tax buyers say Daubert analysis should be applied in bid rigging suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 28, 2017, 11:53pm

Several tax buyers accused of participating in a bid-rigging conspiracy seek to exclude expert testimony, arguing that a Daubert analysis should be applied to the testimonies before the court rules on class certification.

Madison County jury awards woman $60K in suit alleging she fell through cellar door of foreclosed property

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 11:37pm

A Madison County jury awarded a woman $60,000 in a suit alleging she fractured her foot after falling through a cellar door while looking at a Collinsville property for sale.

Alton attorney calls adoption agency’s motion to dismiss failed adoption suit ‘meritless;’ Hopkins: ‘Court should entertain sanctions’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 11:31pm

Attorney John Hopkins suggests that an adoption agency misrepresented and “cherry picked” a father’s alleged sexual assault in an effort to paint the couple in the worst light possible and argues that the agency’s motion to dismiss is “so meritless that the court should entertain sanctions.”

Ruth denied dismissal in dentist’s $1M suit over dental crowns

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 11:03pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied a combined motion to dismiss a dentist’s suit alleging dental crowns failed to perform properly.

Former client seeks to disqualify shared counsel in legal malpractice suit for alleged ‘antagonistic defenses’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 10:38pm

A former client filed a motion to disqualify counsel for O’Fallon attorney Amanda Kelton Bradley Verett and attorney Michael Reid in a legal malpractice case, arguing that the two have “antagonistic defenses” and cannot be represented by the same counsel.

City of Alton denies liability in jogger’s personal injury suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 9:50pm

The City of Alton denies liability in a jogger's personal injury suit and argues that the jogger's own negligence contributed to any alleged injuries from tripping on a hole in the sidewalk.

Ruth denied dismissal in suit alleging woman fell off rental home porch

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 9:37pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied dismissal in a woman’s suit alleging she fell off the porch of a Worden rental home while carrying a moving box.

America’s Central Port District, employee deny liability in discrimination suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 9:19pm

America’s Central Port District and one of its employees denies liability in an African American man’s suit alleging discrimination, arguing that the plaintiff was not an employee.

Madison County asbestos trial to reconvene Feb. 27 in Stobbs’ court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 8:55pm

A Madison County asbestos trial against Hennessy Industries has been adjourned until Feb. 27 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom.

Hennessy asks Stobbs to reconsider barred evidence after plaintiff expert ‘opens the door’ to alternative causation in Madison County asbestos trial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 15, 2017, 10:05am

Hennessy Industries asked Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs to reconsider his order barring evidence of alternative asbestos causation at a rare Madison County asbestos trial.

Anderson Hospital, Maryville Radiology deny liability in patient’s suit alleging undiagnosed cancer

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 15, 2017, 9:16am

Anderson Hospital argues that a patient’s own comparative fault caused her injuries in a suit alleging several healthcare providers failed to diagnose and treat her breast cancer.

Real estate agents seek to dismiss home buyers’ suit alleging concealed mold

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 15, 2017, 9:15am

Real estate agents accused of concealing mold seek to dismiss the suit, arguing that they reached an agreement with the home buyers to remove the mold.

Man who claims storage company sold personal property says employees kept his belongings, calling the actions ‘trickery and deceit’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 15, 2017, 9:14am

A man who claims his personal property was sold by a Collinsville storage company alleges the storage company actually held a “phantom auction” and employees kept his belongings for themselves.

Godfrey attorney seeks to dismiss legal malpractice suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 15, 2017, 9:14am

Attorney Tammy Julian of Farrell Hamilton & Julian in Godfrey seeks to dismiss amended legal malpractice complaints alleging she negligently prepared a trust.