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Woman accused of stealing from elderly man denies allegations

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 21, 2016, 7:52pm

A woman accused of manipulating an elderly man and stealing his property denies the allegations against her.

Former superintendent’s ex-husband denies videotaping intercourse

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 21, 2016, 7:23pm

A former school superintendent’s ex-husband denies videotaping a sexual encounter with his ex-wife that he says was consensual.

Case management conference scheduled in FOID card dispute pending ruling on class certification

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 21, 2016, 6:37pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth scheduled a case management conference in a suit alleging the state inappropriately filed a $1 processing fee for firearm owner identification cards, pending his ruling on the plaintiff’s motion for class certification.

Prairie Farms seeks to dismiss milk hauler’s suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 21, 2016, 6:14pm

Prairie Farms seeks to dismiss a milk hauler’s lawsuit alleging the dairy company interfered with his employment.

Air Energy Global awarded more than $4.3M in default judgment in suit alleging escrow scheme

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 18, 2016, 9:20am

More than three years after default was entered against several defendants in a suit alleging an escrow scheme, Air Energy Global’s motion for summary judgment was granted.

Jury trial rescheduled in St. Clair Co. tax sale bid-rigging class action; Tax buyers object to discovery requests

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 16, 2016, 8:59am

Magistrate Judge Reona Daly sustained several tax buyers’ objections to discovery requests seeking criminal sentencing documents in a bid-rigging class action against St. Clair County Treasurer Charles Suarez and several tax buyers.

Ford’s jurisdictional appeal to be heard with new Republican justices on bench; Plaintiffs' bar tried to keep them off

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 16, 2016, 8:37am

Ford Motor Company’s jurisdictional appeal arising from a Madison County asbestos case will be heard by a court with two newly elected justices that the plaintiffs' bar tried to keep off the bench.

Taxpayer’s lawsuit alleging doubled assessment voluntarily dismissed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 15, 2016, 10:49pm

District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel granted voluntary dismissal in a man’s suit alleging his property’s assessment was erroneously doubled.

Judge Ruth dismisses man’s suit alleging discrimination; Allows plaintiff to amend complaint

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 15, 2016, 10:46pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth granted Madison County’s motion to dismiss a man’s suit alleging he was discriminated against because of his gender by being forced to wait while exchanging custody of his child.

Motion to reset April trial date denied in suit alleging newspaper box fell on boy

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 15, 2016, 10:42pm

Magistrate Judge Donald Wilkerson denied without prejudice Cypress Media’s motion to reset the April 17, 2017, trial date in a lawsuit alleging a three-year old boy lost his fingers when a newspaper box fell on him.

Settlement conference scheduled in student’s suit alleging he fell from dorm bed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 15, 2016, 10:38pm

U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Wilkerson scheduled a settlement conference in a Lindenwood University student’s lawsuit alleging he was injured when he fell off the top bunk in his dorm room.

District Judge Gilbert denied couple’s motion to dismiss insurance dispute

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 15, 2016, 10:32pm

District Judge J. Phil Gilbert denied a couple’s motion to dismiss an insurance dispute alleging a couple sought underinsured coverage for $1 million following a collision.

Fifth District affirms Mudge’s order denying transfer in medical malpractice suit; Concluded 'fact of trial' rather than 'place of trial' is inconvenient

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 15, 2016, 1:48pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s order denying transfer in a medical malpractice suit alleging a patient’s gastric ulcer went undiagnosed.

Construction company seeks to dismiss asbestos attorney’s suit alleging water infiltration in Troy home; Argues plaintiffs failed to answer discovery requests

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 15, 2016, 10:25am

Construction company seeks to dismiss asbestos attorney’s suit alleging water infiltration in Troy home; Argues plaintiffs failed to answer discovery requests Customary Construction seeks to dismiss an asbestos attorney’s lawsuit alleging mold and water infiltrated his $775,000 Troy home.

Barberis, Moore win Fifth District Appellate Court elections despite Fair Courts Now attack

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 9, 2016, 8:15am

Despite efforts to derail the Republican Fifth District Appellate Court candidates’ campaigns with lawyer-funded attack ads, the Republican candidates were elected to the bench by roughly 10 percent margins with 99 percent of the precincts reporting.

Circuit Judges Mudge, Matoesian retained in Madison County; Judges withstand last-minute attack

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 8, 2016, 10:30pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Andreas Matoesian and William Mudge were retained on Tuesday in the General Election.

Judge Weber raises nearly $500K in Fifth District Appellate Court campaign; More than $100K raised day before election by Fair Courts Now contributors

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 8, 2016, 8:25pm

Democratic Fifth District Appellate Court candidate Jo Beth Weber received more than $100,000 in campaign contributions just one day before Election Day.

Godfrey attorney alleges legal malpractice suit is time barred

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 8, 2016, 6:10pm

Attorney Tammy Julian of Farrell Hamilton & Julian in Godfrey filed a reply in support of her motion to dismiss a legal malpractice suit alleging she negligently prepared a trust, which resulted in loss of estate assets.

Jury trial scheduled in ship worker’s personal injury suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 8, 2016, 5:32pm

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge filed a discovery schedule in a lawsuit alleging a crew member was injured while working aboard a Mississippi River ship operator.

Judge Crowder hears arguments on motion to dismiss security guard’s retaliatory discharge suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 8, 2016, 4:30pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder heard arguments on Shop ‘N Save’s motion to dismiss a former security guard’s lawsuit alleging he was terminated for disclosing information regarding an assault and for using a laptop to monitor the riots in Ferguson, Mo.