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Apartment operators deny liability in man’s suit alleging injuries from collapsed terrace

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 20, 2016, 3:06pm

Operators of an Alton apartment deny liability in a man’s suit alleging he fell several stories when a terrace collapsed.

Cook, Madison, St. Clair Counties rank sixth in ATRA’s Judicial Hellholes list

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 20, 2016, 2:51pm

Maintaining a yearly spot on the American Tort Reform Association’s Judicial Hellholes list, Cook, Madison and St. Clair Counties were combined this year to make up the sixth Judicial Hellhole in the nation.

Case management conference set in lawsuit alleging minor patient contracted herpes from dental tools

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 20, 2016, 2:33pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder scheduled a case management conference in a woman’s suit alleging her daughter contracted the herpes simplex Type 1 virus from contaminated dental tools during a routine dental exam.

Dental system manufacturer denies liability in dentist’s suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 20, 2016, 2:00pm

The manufacturer of a system used to make dental products denies liability in a dentist’s lawsuit alleging dental crowns failed to perform properly.

Mac’s Time-Out denies liability in patron’s trip and fall suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 20, 2016, 11:28am

An Alton bar denies liability and argues a patron failed to keep a proper lookout when he allegedly fell on an unmarked step.

Oral arguments heard in Ford's jurisdictional appeal; Sides point to Daimler for guidance

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 19, 2016, 1:56pm

Oral arguments were heard in the Fifth District Appellate Court on Ford Motor Company’s jurisdictional challenge in a Florida asbestos plaintiff’s lawsuit filed in Madison County Circuit Court.

‘Show Me Your Lawsuit State’ tops ATRA’s Judicial Hellholes list

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 16, 2016, 7:12am

The Metro-East St. Louis region joined the ranks yet again as this year’s worst jurisdictions, with St. Louis topping the American Tort Reform Association’s Judicial Hellholes list and Madison and St. Clair Counties ranking sixth in the nation. ATRA, however, praised Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ recent revised case management order governing the Madison County asbestos docket.

Yandle denies tax buyer’s motion to dismiss bid-rigging class action

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 14, 2016, 11:07am

District Judge Staci Yandle denied a St. Clair County tax buyer’s motion to dismiss a class action alleging St. Clair County Treasurer Charles Suarez and several tax buyers participated in a bid rigging conspiracy.

Tee Time denies employee’s sexual harassment claims

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 13, 2016, 8:09pm

A lawn care business denies that an employee suffered sexual harassment and argues that she failed to take advantage of their sexual harassment complaint procedure.

Judge Gleeson denied motion to reconsider arbitration order in suit alleging poor repair work

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 13, 2016, 7:27pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson denied a woman’s motion to reconsider his order compelling arbitration in a suit alleging a contractor did poor repair work following a plumbing accident.

Couple denies negligence in suit alleging failure to disclose over O’Fallon home

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 13, 2016, 7:04pm

An O’Fallon couple denies that their own carelessness caused their alleged damages in a suit alleging they were unaware that their home had an 80-foot easement and a detention pond.

Cooper B-Line denies discrimination in wrongful termination suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 13, 2016, 3:43pm

Cooper B-Line denies discriminating against its former employee’s age and argues that it terminated the employee based on “legitimate” reasons.

Tree service employee denies negligently causing injuries

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 13, 2016, 3:14pm

An employee of a Granite City tree service denies negligently causing his own injuries when he allegedly fell from a bucket truck.

Collinsville attorney reaches settlement in failed adoption suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 13, 2016, 1:41pm

A Collinsville attorney accused of failing to disclose a conflict of interest in an adoption case has reached a settlement with the Jersey County couple.

Rosenstengel denied remand in asbestos suit; Removed based on federal officer defense

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 12, 2016, 10:13am

District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel denies a woman’s request to remand an asbestos suit to Madison County Circuit Court.

Madison County jury reaches defense verdict for psychiatrist in suit alleging negligent care prior to patient's suicide; Plaintiff expert: defendant 'did the best he could'

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 10, 2016, 12:41pm

A Madison County jury returned a verdict in favor of a psychiatrist and his practice in a woman’s suit alleging they provided negligent care to her husband prior to his suicide.

Suit alleging negligent psychiatric care at trial in Judge Ruth's court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 6, 2016, 8:27pm

A woman’s dispute with a psychiatrist over her husband’s suicide is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth’s courtroom.

Construction companies deny liability in suit alleging man died from gas explosion

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 6, 2016, 2:22pm

Several construction companies claim a man who died in a gas explosion negligently dug too deep in an area where the gas line was marked.

Madison County jury awards woman $5,800 in car accident suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 6, 2016, 1:01pm

A Madison County jury awarded a woman $5,800 in a suit alleging a motorist struck a police cruiser while she was handcuffed in the backseat.

Hearing set for Belleville’s motion to dismiss woman’s suit alleging she fell while cutting grass

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 6, 2016, 11:12am

The City of Belleville’s motion to dismiss a woman’s suit alleging she fell on a city retaining wall while cutting her grass is set for a hearing this month.