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East St. Louis school alleges immunity in student’s slip and fall lawsuit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 1, 2016, 10:16am

The East St. Louis School District 189 says it is immune from liability in a student’s lawsuit alleging she slipped and fell in the high school gymnasium.

Medical manufacturer denies lability over alleged faulty pain pump

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 1, 2015, 1:25pm

A medical manufacturer alleges a patient was fully aware of the risks when she agreed to use a pain pump that allegedly malfunctioned.

Incarcerated man asks Lopinot to reconsider dismissing $5M suit alleging malicious prosecution

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 26, 2015, 9:44pm

An incarcerated man serving time in Taylorville for attempted murder asks St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot to reconsider granting St. Clair County’s and an assistant state’s attorney’s joint motion to dismiss the suit alleging malicious prosecution.

City of Belleville seeks to dismiss suit alleging resident was injured after stepping in pothole

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 20, 2015, 1:46pm

The City of Belleville alleges immunity and seeks to dismiss a resident’s suit alleging she was injured after stepping in a pothole.

Path to justice for teen who spent 9 months in prison after coerced confession ends with $900K settlement from county

The Madison County Record Oct. 14, 2015, 8:42am

BENTON – After St. Clair County state’s attorney Brendan Kelly threw out the confession of teenager Trevon Yates and released him from a jail where he had spent nine months, Kelly’s office in civil court proceedings denied that the county damaged Yates. Yates recently gained a $900,000 settlement from the county in federal court at Benton, on his claim that deputies coerced his confession to armed robbery.

Woman alleges serious injuries following auto accident

Kirin Bashir Aug. 13, 2015, 9:39am

A Madison County woman is suing another driver over negligence of traffic laws after an accident.