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Law firm says client seeks more than $1M for legal malpractice after agreeing to a divorce settlement on her own

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 26, 2017, 7:18am

Attorneys with the Blake Behme Law Group seek to dismiss a former client’s $1.15 million legal malpractice suit, arguing that she agreed to a divorce settlement on her own after her attorneys advised against it and withdrew their appearance.

Fifth District reverses one of its own in challenge to FOID card licensing statutes

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 25, 2017, 9:26pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court reversed Appellate Judge John Barberis’ Jr.’s ruling as a circuit judge in Madison County granting dismissal in a man’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of two state firearm licensing statutes.

Madison County jury awards passenger $17,500 in auto accident suit; Reaches opposite verdict from arbitrators’ assessment

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 25, 2017, 11:35am

After arbitrators assessed total fault to one driver in an Alton collision and no fault to the second driver, a Madison County jury reached a completely opposite verdict on Tuesday. 

Report urges asbestos trust transparency in Illinois; 'Disconnect' between asbestos trusts and asbestos litigation leads to 'double dipping'

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 24, 2017, 7:38am

A new study released Monday by the Illinois Civil Justice League discussing the need for asbestos trust transparency in Illinois argues that "disconnect" between the asbestos bankruptcy trust system and asbestos litigation creates an unfair atmosphere for solvent defendants.

Passenger’s auto accident suit at trial in Dugan’s court; One driver found not liable by arbitrators before case was taken to trial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 18, 2017, 4:20pm

A jury trial for a passenger’s auto accident suit began Monday in Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan’s courtroom.

Maintenance company dismissed from suit alleging infection from dialysis

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 14, 2017, 2:53pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot granted dismissal for a Chicago maintenance company wrongfully named a defendant in a patient’s suit alleging he developed numerous infections during dialysis treatments.

MetroLink denies liability in suit alleging intoxicated passenger struck by trains

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 14, 2017, 2:51pm

MetroLink denies liability and argues that a deceased man caused his own injuries when he was forced to exit the train for intoxication, fell on the tracks and was struck by two trains.

Hospital seeks to dismiss medical malpractice suit involving newborn

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 14, 2017, 2:48pm

A St. Clair County hospital seeks to dismiss a patient’s lawsuit alleging her doctor failed to timely intervene when her son showed signs of distress during delivery.

Cahokia has highest percentage of low-income students in lawsuit, but endures one of the highest property taxes in IL; Superintendent: District seeks full funding for costly curriculum

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 12, 2017, 11:34am

Given that his district educates a high percentage of low-income students and Cahokia property tax payers already are among the most burdened in the state, Superintendent Art Ryan says District 187 cannot be expected to meet more stringent testing requirements without more state funding.

Hearing on manufacturer's motion to dismiss set in suit alleging faulty boom lift

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 11, 2017, 10:33pm

A motion hearing has been set for next month for a manufacturer’s motion to dismiss a suit alleging two people were seriously injured when an aerial boom lift collapsed.

Dugan presides over first trial; Jury awards motorist $5,542 but finds her 50 percent liable

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 11, 2017, 10:28pm

In newly appointed Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan’s courtroom, a jury awarded a motorist $5,542 in a suit involving a parking lot collision, but also found that the plaintiff was 50 percent liable.

Hospital denies liability in suit alleging newborn suffered brain damage from HSV

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 11, 2017, 10:25pm

A Maryville hospital denies liability in a mother’s suit alleging the hospital failed to provide HSV treatment for her newborn.

Contractor denies liability, seeks to dismiss suit alleging woman fell through hole in floor

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 11, 2017, 10:21pm

A contractor argues that a woman’s own negligence caused her injuries when she fell through a hole in the floor while he was working at a construction site.

Several school districts sue Rauner, state for 'financial aid erosion;' They say they weren't provided funding to achieve more rigorous and costly learning standards

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 7, 2017, 4:03pm

After two similar sales tax proposals benefiting schools failed in Madison and St. Clair Counties, several local school districts are suing the state for failing to provide the funding necessary to achieve the more rigorous and expensive learning standards required by in Illinois.

Employee alleges Hucks used photo without consent

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 4, 2017, 3:22pm

An employee is suing Hucks for allegedly using her photograph on commercial advertisements without consent.

St. Clair County jury awards motorist more than $7,000 following Caseyville collision

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 4, 2017, 10:50am

A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorist $7,654.08 in damages for a Caseville accident allegedly caused by a driver who collided with the plaintiff while attempting to change lanes.

St. Clair County jury awards motorist more than $35,000

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 4, 2017, 10:45am

A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorist more than $35,000 in damages following a Belleville rear-end collision.

Motorcyclist awarded $50,000 in suit alleging he crashed to avoid girl on bicycle; Jury found plaintiff was 30 percent liable

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 4, 2017, 10:17am

A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorcyclist $50,000 in a crash he says was caused when he had to swerve to avoid a minor girl who rode her bicycle into his path, but found the plaintiff was 30 percent negligent in the collision.

Madison County asbestos suit settled one week into trial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 31, 2017, 3:32pm

A deceased Ohio man’s asbestos suit alleging exposure to the potent crocidolite asbestos settled one week into trial in Madison County Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom.

St. Clair County voters will decide on two proposed 1 percent sales taxes for schools, public safety

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 29, 2017, 7:57am

While two proposed 1 percent sales taxes in St. Clair County could drive shoppers away from an area considered a local hotspot for retail, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says the county has to invest in its community in order to grow.