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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.

Ruth denies summary judgment in dog bite suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 14, 2017, 10:50am

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied two homeowners’ motion for summary judgment in a suit alleging their neighbor’s son was bit by their Akita while caring for their dogs, Marco and Polo.

Trial continued in insurance dispute over alleged stolen vehicle

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 8, 2017, 10:27am

An insurance dispute over an alleged stolen vehicle that was set to go to trial March 6 was continued to May 1 at 9 a.m.

Madison County jury awards woman $60K in suit alleging she fell through cellar door of foreclosed property

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 11:37pm

A Madison County jury awarded a woman $60,000 in a suit alleging she fractured her foot after falling through a cellar door while looking at a Collinsville property for sale.

Highland couple denies liability in delivery driver's dog bite suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 10, 2017, 5:46pm

A Highland couple allege a delivery driver failed to exercise caution for her own safety in a suit alleging the woman was bit by their dog while delivering a package.

Auctioneer supports motion to dismiss man’s suit alleging injures from upturned garden rake; Guest agrees to amend complaint

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 29, 2016, 9:00am

A man suing an auctioneer agreed to amend his complaint after the defendant sought dismissal on the grounds that the entity being sued does not legally exist. Jerry Keel filed a complaint on June 10 against Geneve L.

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.

Suit involving fatal Mascoutah auto accident settles for $2M

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 10, 2016, 7:58am

A wrongful death action involving a fatal 2014 auto accident in Mascoutah was settled for $2 million.

Auctioneer, property owner deny liability in suit alleging injuries from upturned garden rake

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2016, 11:16am

An auctioneer and property owner both deny liability in a guest’s lawsuit alleging he was injured when he stepped on a rake.

Builder of luxury home owned by asbestos attorney says mold suit is 'frivolous'

Ann Maher Jun. 3, 2016, 10:08am

Story CopyThe builder of a custom, luxury home currently owned by asbestos attorney Christopher Guinn and his wife, says a lawsuit blaming him for water infiltration is "frivolous."

Auto accident trial involving '10 Maryville accident results in defense verdict

Ann Maher Feb. 18, 2016, 4:00pm

Jurors in Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian's court on Wednesday found in favor of defendant Robert Osterhout, who had been sued over a 2010 auto accident in Maryville.

St. Clair County saw 15 civil cases go to jury verdict in 2015; Roughly $286,647 total awarded

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 6, 2016, 9:10am

St. Clair County juries awarded a total of roughly $286,647 in 15 civil cases that went to verdict in 2015. Of those 15 cases, there were five defense verdicts and 10 verdicts in favor of plaintiffs. Only five of those cases involved civil cases in the law division, where the plaintiff sought more than $50,000 for damages. The remaining cases were in the arbitration division or the LM division, which includes cases where the plaintiff sought $50,000 or less for damages.

Contractors seek to dismiss lawsuit alleging Caseyville couple’s house caught fire due to faulty insulation

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 15, 2015, 11:18am

Several contractors seek to dismiss a lawsuit alleging faulty insulation installation in a Caseyville couple’s fireplace caused their home to catch fire.

Automotive manufacturer denies liability in wrongful death suit alleging seat bolts gave out during collision

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 1, 2015, 1:58pm

An automotive manufacturer and a driver are countersuing each other in a wrongful death suit alleging defective seat bolts gave out during a rear-end collision.

Church, reverend seek to transfer breach of contract suit to McLean County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 17, 2015, 1:33pm

A church and its pastor seek to transfer a construction company’s lawsuit alleging the church violated an employment agreement in a dispute over repairs for a storm-damaged roof. Ryan Construction Co. filed the lawsuit on Aug. 5 against Scott Underwood, Wayman African Methodist Church in Bloomington, Reverend Charles Orr, River City Roofing Co. Inc. and Church Mutual Insurance Co.

Couple sued over fireworks injury says guest was aware of the danger

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 3, 2015, 7:35am

A Madison County couple accused of negligence when a guest was injured by a fireworks display argue that the woman was “aware and appreciated” the danger of watching fireworks.

Trucking company seeks to transfer slip and fall suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 14, 2015, 10:16pm

A trucking company sued in an employee’s slip and fall case seeks to transfer the personal injury lawsuit to White County, where the defendant is allegedly a resident.

Gold’s Gym removed slip and fall case to federal court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 25, 2015, 10:45am

An O’Fallon Gold’s Gym removed a customer’s slip and fall lawsuit to federal court after it denied liability in the matter.

Wrongful death involving high-speed collision settles for $75,000

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 4, 2015, 2:05pm

A wrongful death suit resulting from a collision at 100 miles per hour has settled for $75,000.

Couple denies lying about stolen vehicle in State Farm claim

Heather Gvillo Jun. 16, 2015, 11:04am

A couple who sued State Farm for failing to cover a stolen vehicle and was later accused of lying about the stolen vehicle is denying the allegations and claiming the counter-defendant’s false statements should not affect the plaintiff’s claim. Kelneshia S.