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Illinois Supreme Court won't take up Union Pacific's challenge to St. Clair County forum

Ann Maher Nov. 29, 2016, 10:52am

The state's high court has denied Union Pacific's petition for leave to appeal a forum decision arising from a St. Clair County railroad injury case.

Madison County real estate Oct. 7-14

Carrie Gonzolaz Oct. 25, 2016, 3:36pm

An Alton home sold for $445,000 as part of the real estate transactions for Oct. 7-14.

Madison County civil docket Oct. 24-28

Carrie Gonzolaz Oct. 18, 2016, 10:07am

Madison County Circuit Judges Barberis, Crowder, Ruth, Mudge and Hylla have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Oct. 24-28.

Conductor alleges Union Pacific Railroad had unsafe work environment

Michael Abella Oct. 14, 2016, 2:48pm

BELLEVILLE — A conductor is suing Union Pacific Railroad Company, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Union Pacific sued over alleged exposure to toxic substances

Michael Abella Oct. 14, 2016, 2:37pm

BELLEVILLE — A special administrator of a deceased man's estate is suing Union Pacific Railroad Company, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

3M Company, dozens of others accused of liability for benzene exposure

Louie Torres Oct. 11, 2016, 5:52pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia and her husband are suing several companies, alleging that they bear responsibility for her alleged exposure to benzene and benzene-containing products.

Madison County jury awards railroad worker who developed cancer $7.5M; Plaintiff attorney called defense arguments ‘dog and pony show’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 28, 2016, 7:54pm

A Madison County jury awarded a former Union Pacific railroad employee $7.5 million on Wednesday in Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Asbestos attorneys provide appellate practice tips; Forum and jurisdiction issues among top disputes

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 28, 2016, 10:42am

Asbestos attorneys William Kohlburn and Brad Elward acknowledged the issues surrounding forum and jurisdiction disputes in local asbestos litigation while discussing Missouri and Illinois appellate practices at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference.

Railroad worker’s suit alleging injury from chemical exposure at trial in Judge Mudge’s court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:21pm

A railroad worker’s lawsuit alleging he developed leukemia from exposure to creosote is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s court.

Madison County civil docket Sept. 19-23

Carrie Gonzalez Sep. 13, 2016, 12:43pm

Only a handful of cases are set for Madison County's civil docket during the week beginning Sept. 19.

Railroad worker alleges exposure to creosote and solar radiation

The Madison County Record Sep. 6, 2016, 11:59am

BELLEVILLE — A railroad employee is suing Union Pacific, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Madison County civil docket Sept. 12-15

Carrie Gonzolaz Sep. 6, 2016, 10:56am

There are 22 cases with hearings scheduled for the week of Sept. 12-15

Supreme Court to hear appeals in rigged tax sales case and railroad verdict reversal next month

Ann Maher Aug. 24, 2016, 11:46am

Oral arguments set for the Illinois Supreme Court's September term include two major civil cases out of the Metro-East.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 24-31

Carrie Gonzolaz Aug. 16, 2016, 12:42pm

Madison County circuit judges have motion hearings scheduled for Aug. 24 and 26 next week and for Aug. 30 and 31 the following week.

Marion County man’s injury suit against railroad can proceed in St. Clair County, appellate court rules

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2016, 6:53am

MOUNT VERNON –St. Clair County was a proper forum for a Marion County man’s suit over an injury he suffered in Marion County, Fifth District appellate judges have ruled. 

Union Pacific prevails in appeal involving '07 fatal accident; Two Madison County juries have decided case

Ann Maher Jul. 12, 2016, 8:46am

Fifth District Appellate Court justices have affirmed a ruling in favor of Union Pacific Railroad involving a fatal collision at a private crossing in Iron County, Mo.

Madison County civil docket June 27-July 1

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 21, 2016, 3:22pm

More than 200 major civil cases are on Madison County's docket the week of June 27.

Madison County civil docket June 13

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 7, 2016, 2:28pm

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge presides over multiple cases with docket settings next week.

High court agrees to hear Union Pacific's 'sole cause' defense appeal; Fifth District had overturned verdict for railroad

Ann Maher May 25, 2016, 2:03pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Union Pacific Railroad which seeks relief from an appellate court ruling that reversed a jury verdict in its favor.

Madison County real estate May 6-12

Carrie Gonzalez May 24, 2016, 11:23am

In this week's real estate transaction report, residential and commercial properties in Edwardsville fetched the highest dollar amounts.