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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.

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.

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.

Retaliatory discharge suit against Rend Lake College transferred to Jefferson County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 6:47pm

A former Rend Lake College employee’s lawsuit alleging termination for refusing to spend work time performing unrelated activities has been transferred to Jefferson County Circuit Court.

Keefe says Madison, St. Clair County jury verdicts 'puny' compared to cases filed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 25, 2017, 11:59am

Belleville plaintiff attorney Thomas Keefe Jr. said Madison and St. Clair Counties see relatively few jury trials compared to the number of cases filed.

Carlinville doctor denies liability in suit alleging he failed to inform others of possible injuries

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:01pm

A physician denies liability in a patient’s suit alleging he was paralyzed when his doctor failed to inform others of his potential injuries.

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.

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.

You need money and connections to get into Madigan's place

The Madison County Record Oct. 18, 2016, 3:03pm

Suppose there was a popular restaurant in Springfield called Madigan's, it was so popular that they could charge top dollar for all their dishes, so popular that you couldn't get in without a reservation, and you couldn't get a reservation unless you were somebody or knew somebody, and even then you still had to slip the maître d' a C-note to get seated.

In six weeks, three local firms pitch in nearly $800K to state Dem campaigns

The Madison County Record Oct. 11, 2016, 2:07pm

SPRINGFIELD – Law firms of John Simmons, Randy Gori and Tom Keefe gave $779,734 to campaigns of Illinois Democrats from Sept. 1 to Oct. 10.  

Patient opposes transfer; Says he won't get fair trial in Macoupin County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 6, 2016, 4:51pm

Story CopyA patient opposes transfer to Macoupin County in his medical malpractice case, arguing that the physician is a “pillar to the Carlinville community” and will likely get a biased trial.

OSF Healthcare Systems, doctor deny liability in patient's alleged stroke

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2016, 11:43am

OSF Healthcare Systems and one of its doctors deny liability in a man’s lawsuit alleging he suffered a stroke after he was taken off an anticoagulant medication.

Madison County judge formed relationships with national asbestos firms after becoming judge

The Madison County Record Aug. 1, 2016, 2:35pm

SPRINGFIELD – Madison County associate judge Donald Flack formed litigation relationships with two national asbestos firms after taking the robe, according to his annual statements of economic interest at the Illinois Supreme Court.

Agreed order in trooper wrongful death case stipulates counsel will proceed in civil fashion

The Madison County Record Dec. 18, 2015, 2:27pm

HILLSBORO – Swansea attorney Tom Keefe signed an order on Dec. 14, agreeing to not resort to snide, insulting, derogatory, uncivil or harassing comments in Montgomery County circuit court. Keefe withdraws an allegation that lawyers for DOT Foods and a trucking subsidiary deserve sanctions for misconduct at a deposition of a company witness. He concedes that his client Sarah Deatherage must answer questions about dating and social life. He agrees not to disparage opposing counsel in email to l

Plaintiff attorney in high profile trooper death case accuses defense attorney of leaking to press

The Madison County Record Dec. 16, 2015, 7:38am

HILLSBORO – Lawyer Tom Keefe of Swansea accused lawyer Bill Knapp of Edwardsville of tipping the Record about a deposition of client Sarah Deatherage, in a message he sent to Knapp and 25 other lawyers. Keefe also accused two other lawyers of leaking to the Record, in a brief for a Dec. 14 hearing in Montgomery County circuit court.

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.

St. Louis University removes medical malpractice suit to federal court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 23, 2015, 10:00am

St. Louis University removed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging screws were improperly placed and breached the spinal canal.

Permanent grief claims in trooper widow's wrongful death case open door to discovery

The Madison County Record Sep. 30, 2015, 7:53am

HILLSBORO – Sarah Deatherage, widow of state trooper Kyle Deatherage, must testify about her dating and social life, Montgomery County Circuit Judge Douglas Jarman ruled on Sept. 17. He ordered her to answer questions she wouldn’t answer in June, at a deposition for her suit against the owners and the driver of a truck that hit her husband.

New details on Karmeier anti-retention effort revealed in deposition of trooper's widow

The Madison County Record Sep. 22, 2015, 10:08am

HILLSBORO – Sarah Deatherage, widow of state trooper Kyle Deatherage, persists in attacking Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier in Montgomery County litigation. In a deposition for her wrongful death suit against Dot Foods, Deatherage said she volunteered for a press conference against Karmeier’s retention last year.