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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.

Alton attorney calls adoption agency’s motion to dismiss failed adoption suit ‘meritless;’ Hopkins: ‘Court should entertain sanctions’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 11:31pm

Attorney John Hopkins suggests that an adoption agency misrepresented and “cherry picked” a father’s alleged sexual assault in an effort to paint the couple in the worst light possible and argues that the agency’s motion to dismiss is “so meritless that the court should entertain sanctions.”

Madison County real estate Feb. 1-6

Carrie Gonzalez Feb. 21, 2017, 11:08pm

An Edwardsville home sold for $450,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Feb. 1-6.

Ruth denied dismissal in dentist’s $1M suit over dental crowns

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 11:03pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied a combined motion to dismiss a dentist’s suit alleging dental crowns failed to perform properly.

Former client seeks to disqualify shared counsel in legal malpractice suit for alleged ‘antagonistic defenses’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 10:38pm

A former client filed a motion to disqualify counsel for O’Fallon attorney Amanda Kelton Bradley Verett and attorney Michael Reid in a legal malpractice case, arguing that the two have “antagonistic defenses” and cannot be represented by the same counsel.

City of Alton denies liability in jogger’s personal injury suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 9:50pm

The City of Alton denies liability in a jogger's personal injury suit and argues that the jogger's own negligence contributed to any alleged injuries from tripping on a hole in the sidewalk.

Ruth denied dismissal in suit alleging woman fell off rental home porch

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 9:37pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied dismissal in a woman’s suit alleging she fell off the porch of a Worden rental home while carrying a moving box.

America’s Central Port District, employee deny liability in discrimination suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 9:19pm

America’s Central Port District and one of its employees denies liability in an African American man’s suit alleging discrimination, arguing that the plaintiff was not an employee.

Madison County asbestos trial to reconvene Feb. 27 in Stobbs’ court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 21, 2017, 8:55pm

A Madison County asbestos trial against Hennessy Industries has been adjourned until Feb. 27 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom.

Madison County foreclosures Feb. 13-16

Carrie Gonzalez Feb. 21, 2017, 11:44am

There were 13 foreclosures in Madison County from Feb. 13-16.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 27-March 3

Carrie Gonzalez Feb. 21, 2017, 11:42am

There are eight cases with hearings scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for Feb. 27-March 3 with Circuit Judges Mudge and Hylla.

Madison County asbestos motion docket March 1-3

Carrie Gonzalez Feb. 21, 2017, 11:39am

The Madison County asbestos motion docket is scheduled for March 1-3 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Madison County asbestos jury docket March 1

Carrie Gonzalez Feb. 21, 2017, 11:39am

There are only two cases set on the Madison County asbestos jury docket for March 1 at 9 a.m. in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Guest sues homeowner over slip, fall on rug

Michael Abella Feb. 21, 2017, 11:38am

EDWARDSVILLE — A St. Clair County woman is suing a Madison County homeowner after she allegedly slipped on a rug.

Property owners sue City of Venice for alleged discrimination over home renovation

Michael Abella Feb. 21, 2017, 11:10am

EDWARDSVILLE — Two property owners are suing the City of Venice for alleged discrimination after the city threatened to revoke their permit to renovate a home.

Customer sues over slip, fall at Alton Shop n' Save

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 6:35pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A customer alleges she was injured when she slipped on water at the Alton Shop n' Save.

Motorist says driver backed into her vehicle

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 6:15pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly hitting her vehicle while attempting to back out of a parking spot at the same time.

Driver, passenger allege motorist caused collision while using cell phone

Noddy A. Fernandez Feb. 17, 2017, 3:52pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A vehicle driver and a minor passenger are suing Vargas P. Rocio, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Passenger sues driver for alleged negligence

Noddy A. Fernandez Feb. 16, 2017, 11:08am

EDWARDSVILLE — A vehicle passenger is suing driver Kayla S. Bray, the vehicle's owner and driver, alleging negligence in connection with a crash.

Motorist says other driver's negligence led to collision

Noddy A. Fernandez Feb. 15, 2017, 11:32am

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing fellow motorist Bobbi D. File, alleging negligence in connection with a collision.