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St. Clair County jury awards motorist $5,500 in car accident suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 8, 2017, 3:25pm

A St. Clair County jury awarded motorist Arthur Lange $5,500 in a car accident suit

Foreclosure claim filed against The Rex Carr Law Firm

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:09am

A foreclosure claim was filed against The Rex Carr Law Firm of East St. Louis for allegedly failing to make payments on a $14,311 debt.

Madison County jury reaches defense verdict in pedestrian's accident suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 7, 2017, 10:20pm

A Madison County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of a truck driver sued for allegedly driving over a pedestrian’s foot.

Townhouse Motel denies liability in suit alleging plaster fell on guest

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 7, 2017, 10:18pm

Townhouse Motel denies liability in a guest’s suit alleging she was injured when plaster fell on her while she was in the shower.

Homeowners deny liability in grandmother’s trip and fall suit while trick-or-treating; They say she should have used the sidewalk

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 7, 2017, 10:16pm

Smithton homeowners argue that a woman caused her own injuries by failing to use a sidewalk when she tripped over a guide wire for an inflated Halloween display while trick-or-treating with her grandchildren.

Auction company denies running up price at land auction; Says buyers authorized the bid by 'own free will'

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 7, 2017, 10:14pm

An auction company denies liability in a suit alleging shill or ghost bidding was used to raise prices, arguing that the buyers didn’t have to bid on the land if they thought the prices were too high.

Defense counsel moves for mistrial during opening statements of Madison County asbestos case

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 7, 2017, 9:52pm

Opening statements were hardly underway in a rare Madison County asbestos trial when counsel for defendant Hennessy Industries Inc. moved for a mistrial over the plaintiff's request for $8.5 million in compensatory damages.

Man sues Aldi after tripping on pallet of pumpkins

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 7, 2017, 10:02am

BELLEVILLE - A man is suing Aldi Inc. after he allegedly tripped on a pallet of pumpkins while shopping at a Swansea store.

St. Clair County treasurer, tax buyers seek to exclude engineer's testimony in bid-rigging class action

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 1, 2017, 1:09pm

St. Clair County Treasurer Charles Suarez and several tax buyers accused of participating in a bid-rigging conspiracy seek to exclude an engineer’s testimony and opinion.

City of O'Fallon coutersues residents over sewer pipe dispute; Says residents owed duty to maintain property

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 31, 2017, 2:32pm

The City of O’Fallon filed a counter-complaint against several residents in a suit alleging it failed to repair a storm sewer pipe between their properties, arguing the property owners owed a duty to maintain their own property.

Lawn care employee seeks to dismiss sexual harassment suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 31, 2017, 9:41am

An employee of a lawn care business alleges the Human Rights Act preempts liability for sexual harassment and seeks dismissal of a co-worker’s suit.

Patient voluntarily dismisses BJC Healthcare from suit alleging sepsis following surgery

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 30, 2017, 4:14pm

A patient voluntarily dismissed BJC Healthcare from her medical malpractice suit alleging she developed sepsis following surgery.

Woman seeks to withdraw preservation order for property destroyed by fire

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 30, 2017, 4:12pm

A woman alleging a landlord’s failure to provide smoke detectors caused her relative to die in a fire is asking the court to withdraw an order preserving evidence after she previously requested the preservation.

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.