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Construction company alleges Ameren was negligent in wrongful death suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 24, 2017, 4:47pm

A construction company argues that Ameren Illinois was negligent when it installed a gas pipeline that allegedly exploded when an employee dug too deep, resulting in his death.

Madison County jury awards $550K to man injured in Casey's slip and fall

Ann Maher Jan. 9, 2017, 11:51am

A St. Jacob man was awarded more than a half million dollars by a Madison County jury last week over a slip and fall incident that occurred three years ago at a Casey's General Store in Highland.

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.

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.

Former prosecutor Wigginton appointed to represent panel that will decide whether voters get tax cut question

Ann Maher May 31, 2016, 4:37pm

Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza, who serves as the panel's chairperson by statute, told the gallery that Wigginton would be arriving later. She also said that attorneys for the defendants - James Craney and Don Weber - were absent due to Weber's illness and Craney being called out of town.

Madison County jurors find for Contegra in fraud case; Plaintiff awarded $50,000 in suit over construction of Fairview Heights forensics lab

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 15, 2016, 4:15pm

Madison County jurors found for plaintiff Contegra Construction Company LLC in a fraud case concerning the construction of the Metro East Forensics Laboratory on March 10 after an eight-day trial in Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s court.

Fraud case over Fairview Heights forensic lab construction at trial in Crowder's court; Defendant says he is entitled to res judicata from AIW's bankrupcty case

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 2, 2016, 2:25pm

A fraud case concerning the construction of the Metro East Forensics Laboratory in Fairview Heights is at trial this week in Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s court.

Wigginton plans to step down next month, will move into private practice in St. Louis

The Madison County Record Nov. 24, 2015, 1:19pm

U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton has announced that he will resign effective Dec. 11. His press release issued today boasted of his accomplishments but neglected to mention the most sensational convictions he obtained.

Madison County case filings expected to level out

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 29, 2015, 3:56pm

During a presentation at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference on Sept. 18, asbestos attorney Marcus Raichle, Jr. projected that total filings for the year would be approximately 1,118 - which would be down from the previous year in which 1,300 cases were filed. 

'Nobody should be against transparency'

The Madison County Record May 21, 2015, 7:25am

You can bet that an asbestos plaintiff's attorney who was thinking about buying a used car would expect the dealer to inform him of any known defects in the vehicle.

Asbestos defense attorneys weigh in on FACT Act: ‘Nobody should be against transparency’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 20, 2015, 11:06am

Asbestos defense attorneys in Madison County say that a bill designed to target asbestos litigation abuse may not have a significant effect on the nation’s busiest asbestos docket.

Difference in litigating asbestos cases in federal court? They have to be 'worked up,' lawyers say

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 25, 2014, 9:07am

ST. LOUIS – Since asbestos cases have found their way back into federal courts across the nation, attorneys from both sides of the asbestos litigation field have agreed that litigating in district courts is nothing to be afraid of.

'Little reason to expect change' to MC asbestos docket, legal observer says

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 8, 2014, 7:56am


Asbestos litigation exploded under Byron's watch; Docket designed to 'beat defendants into submission,' critic says

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 5, 2014, 3:00pm

ByronMadison County’s asbestos docket has seen a number of judges on its road to becoming the epicenter for asbestos litigation in the U.S.The docket was first established in the mid-1980s with mass asbestos filings against local industries brought as a result of union-provided cancer screenings.Defense attorney Raymond Fournie of Armstrong Teasdale estimated that between 3,000 and 4,000 cases were

DuRousseau joins Greensfelder firm in St. Louis

The Madison County Record Aug. 29, 2014, 11:50am


Stobbs to speak about Madison County's asbestos docket at conference next month

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 20, 2014, 4:24pm

StobbsThe HarrisMartin Publishing company is hosting an asbestos conference in St. Louis next month with Madison County Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs scheduled to speak about the county’s growing asbestos docket.The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis on Sept. 18. It begins with welcoming remarks from co-chairs Amy E. Garrett of the plaintiffs firm Simmons, Hanly, Conroy

Litigating in Illinois is antithesis of ‘easy,' say asbestos defendants in forum appeal

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 31, 2014, 2:35pm


Landlord files foreign judgment against leasing company

The Madison County Record Jun. 3, 2014, 7:13am


Alton couple sues Erie Insurance over hail damage claim

The Madison County Record May 6, 2014, 3:33pm


Priority system for Madison County asbestos docket could be key to reform, attorneys say

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 3, 2014, 12:23pm