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Student reaches settlement with Lindenwood University in suit alleging he fell from dorm bed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 21, 2017, 12:14am

A student’s lawsuit against Lindenwood University alleging he was injured when he fell from a bunk bed in his dorm room has been dismissed after the parties reached an undisclosed settlement.

St. Clair County responds to residents' motion to strike bid rigging suit; Parties seek to extend August trial date

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 20, 2017, 9:24pm

St. Clair County and former treasurer Charles Suarez filed a response to several residents’ motion to strike their reply supporting summary judgment, claiming that their reply sufficiently argues “exceptional circumstances” to file the reply in a suit alleging they participated in a bid rigging scheme.

Kolker denies dismissal in legal malpractice case involving divorce dispute

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 20, 2017, 9:11pm

St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker denied the Blake Behme Law Group’s motion to dismiss a former client’s $1.15 million legal malpractice suit, in which they argued that she agreed to a divorce settlement on her own after her attorneys advised against it.

Notice of impending dismissal filed in nurse's suit alleging termination following breast cancer

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 20, 2017, 9:03pm

Notice of impending dismissal was given in a nurse’s discrimination suit alleging she was wrongfully terminated after she took leave for breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer.

St. Clair County jury awards mother, daughter $300K in 15-year-old medical malpractice case alleging birth injury

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 13, 2017, 9:52pm

A St. Clair County jury awarded a mother and her daughter $300,000 in a 2002 medical malpractice suit alleging the minor suffered hypoxia and fetal depression during birth, allegedly causing permanent hearing loss.

Delivery, assembly company denies liability in suit alleging child’s bed collapsed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 13, 2017, 9:52pm

A delivery and assembly company denies liability in a Belleville woman’s lawsuit alleging a bed she purchased from Ashley Furniture collapsed with her child in it.

St. Clair County jury awards motorist $107K in crash suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 13, 2017, 9:44pm

A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorist $107,706.57 following a Shiloh collision in Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot’s courtroom.

Yandle denies tax buyers’ motion to file reply in support of summary judgment in St. Clair County bid rigging suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 7, 2017, 2:49pm

U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle denied a group of St. Clair County tax buyers’ request to file a reply in support of their motion for summary judgment while St. Clair County and the former treasurer filed their own separate reply in a suit alleging they participated in a bid rigging scheme.

Geico seeks to dismiss suit alleging vehicle evidence shipped to Africa; Insurer says underlying collision suits have been settled

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 6, 2017, 7:11pm

Geico seeks to dismiss an East St. Louis trucking company’s lawsuit alleging the insurance company shipped a vehicle to Africa that was evidence in three lawsuits that have since been settled.

Crowder selected as Secretary of the Illinois Judges Association

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 6, 2017, 6:57pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder was selected to serve as the Secretary of the Illinois Judges Association during the annual meeting on June 2.

Former judge Baricevic represents tax buyer convicted of bid rigging in former wife’s suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 6, 2017, 5:43pm

John Vassen, who pleaded guilty to rigging bids at tax sales, his brother and his father’s estate all seek to dismiss Vassen’s former wife’s suit seeking $714,757, arguing that she conducted improper service.

St. Clair County jury reaches defense verdict in Gleeson's court in medical malpractice suit alleging misdiagnosed spinal injury

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 1, 2017, 1:36pm

A St. Clair County jury returned a verdict in favor of all four defendant medical professionals on Wednesday in Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson's courtroom in a suit alleging they failed to recognize the severity of a patient's spinal injury. 

Fifth District affirms $785K whistleblower verdict in alleged EPA violations case

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 31, 2017, 10:46am

The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a Madison County jury’s verdict and Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth’s handling of a truck driver’s whistleblower suit alleging he was terminated after reporting his employer for allegedly inappropriately dumping toxic substances.

Student loan servicer says proposed class action 'piggybacked' on similar suits alleging borrowers were steered into costly repayment programs

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 31, 2017, 1:02am

A student loan servicer seeks to dismiss a proposed class action claiming financially stressed borrowers were steered into costly repayment programs, arguing that the suit “piggybacked” on two similar lawsuits against Navient.

St. Clair County jury reached defense verdict in man's suit alleging his prosthetic eye popped out of his head; Plaintiff previously rejected arbitration award

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 31, 2017, 1:02am

A St. Clair County jury ruled in favor of Metro in a passenger’s lawsuit alleging his eye popped out of his head when the train doors closed on him as he was exiting.

Tax buyers seek summary judgment in St. Clair County bid-rigging suit; Residents file individual oppositions

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 24, 2017, 3:16pm

St. Clair County residents alleging several tax buyers participated in a bid-rigging conspiracy filed oppositions to the defendants’ motions for summary judgment.

Patient alleges mesh used for hernia repair is defective

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 8:58pm

A patient is suing the manufacturers of a mesh intended for hernia repair after it allegedly caused damages and must be removed.

Pipeline companies seek to dismiss class action alleging contamination from 2015 Highland oil spill

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 7:54pm

Two pipeline companies seek to dismiss a suit alleging they contaminated land near Highland following a 2015 oil spill where 100 barrels of crude oil were allegedly accidentally released.

Domino’s Pizza requests stay in delivery driver’s class action pending SC decision, says arbitration is proper

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 7:14pm

The owner of Domino’s Pizza argues that arbitration is proper in a delivery driver’s class action seeking compensation for vehicle expenses

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.