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Adoption agency accuses couple of failing to obtain home study in botched adoption suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 29, 2016, 9:20am

An adoption agency argues that a Jersey County couple failed to seek out an agency to provide a home study and consent to their adoption in a suit alleging a conflict of interest. Plaintiffs Greg and Janet Warren claim they entered into a contractual relationship with attorney Deborah Crouse-Cobb of Crouse-Cobb & Bays in Collinsville on Nov. 22, 2013, to provide legal services related to the adoption of Jude Warren, a child.

HeplerBroom attorneys named Super Lawyers

Chandra Lye Nov. 25, 2016, 8:56am

Several lawyers from HeplerBroom LLC have been nominated as Super Lawyers.

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.

Judge Matoesian grants final approval of class action settlement over Papa John’s delivery fees sales tax

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 1, 2016, 9:42pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian granted final approval of a settlement in a class action alleging Pape John’s Pizza wrongly charged sales tax on delivery fees.

Judge Yandle remanded a lawsuit alleging Essure is defective

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 25, 2016, 3:44pm

District Judge Staci Yandle remanded a lawsuit alleging the Essure implant is defective after concluding that diversity jurisdiction and federal question jurisdiction are lacking.

St. Louis asbestos litigation trends detailed at conference; ‘Rolling docket’ compared to Mad Co.'s ‘rocket docket’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:12pm

Local asbestos attorneys provided guidance on how to navigate St. Louis City’s asbestos docket and outlined recent trends in St. Louis asbestos litigation.

Metro Contracting countersues homeowners; Alleges reconstructed home's price escalated from requested upgrades

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2016, 11:33am

A contracting company claims the cost of a Wood River couple’s rebuilt home was increased due to the changes and upgrades they requested after their a 2012 fire.

Companies seek to dismiss contamination lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction, exceeding statute of limitations

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2016, 10:50am

Companies accused of contaminating a man’s property seek to dismiss the suit for exceeding the statute of limitations and lack of jurisdiction.

Rural King says customer misused crossbow

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 16, 2016, 10:05pm

Rural King seeks to dismiss a customer’s lawsuit alleging he injured his thumb while using a crossbow he purchased from the store.

Couple files amended complaint in alleged botched adoption suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2016, 5:43pm

A Jersey County couple filed an amended complaint in a suit alleging a Collinsville attorney and adoption agency’s conflict of interest botched their attempt to adopt a baby.

Deutsche Bank deflects blame in suit claiming it financed terror that killed, maimed local men

The Madison County Record Aug. 2, 2016, 3:57pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Deutsche Bank of Germany, defending a claim that it provided Iran with material support for attacks on U.S. troops, argues that the theory behind the claim would implicate the United States itself.

Argosy Casino files motion for third-party complaint against coffee company in hot coffee lawsuit

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

Argosy Casino in Alton seeks to file a third-party complaint against Ronnoco Coffee in a woman’s lawsuit alleging she was burned when she spilled complimentary hot coffee on her hand.

Trial date set in suit alleging botched adoption

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 29, 2016, 3:00pm

A jury trial has been scheduled for Sept. 11, 2017, in a Jersey County couple’s lawsuit alleging a Collinsville attorney and adoption agency’s conflict of interest botched their attempt to adopt a baby.

Refinery defendants deny liability in Roxana teacher’s benzene exposure suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 22, 2016, 1:32pm

Roxana refinery defendants deny liability and argue that they complied with state laws in a former Roxana Junior High School teacher’s lawsuit alleging exposure to benzene.

Ameren denies liability and alleges wrong name in man's electrocution suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 8, 2016, 9:34am

Ameren denies liability in a man’s lawsuit alleging he was injured when the backhoe he was operating struck an electrical line.

Steven Wallace joins HeplerBroom

The Madison County Record Feb. 23, 2016, 7:53am

Attorney Steven Wallace has joined HeplerBroom’s banking and financial services team in its Edwardsville office.

Belleclair Fairgrounds Park denies liability in man’s suit alleging collapsed chair

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 9, 2016, 1:22pm

The Belleclair Fairgrounds Park claims a man caused his own injuries when his chair allegedly collapsed.

Insurance company removes 'payback' suit alleging it backed out of safe driver program

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 2, 2016, 3:45pm

According to the complaint, Sentry has offered the payback program and payback agreement since 1986 to persuade safe drivers to purchase its insurance with the promise that if a driver remained claim-free for five years, the defendant would start to refund them half of their earlier paid premiums and would continue to do so for each claim-free year.

HeplerBroom attorneys named 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

The Madison County Record Jan. 26, 2016, 7:57am

Several HeplerBroom attorneys were selected as Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2016.

Madison County asbestos trial ends in settlement with Crane Co.

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 25, 2016, 11:11am

According to attorneys with the Simmons firm, a rare Madison County asbestos trial settled for an undisclosed amount Sunday night. Jurors were dismissed Monday morning. The trial ended after just one day of testimony in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom. Crane Co. was the only remaining defendant at the time of trial.