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St. Louis asbestos litigation trends detailed at conference; ‘Rolling docket’ compared to Mad Co.'s ‘rocket docket’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:12pm

Local asbestos attorneys provided guidance on how to navigate St. Louis City’s asbestos docket and outlined recent trends in St. Louis asbestos litigation.

Man seeks default in discrimination suit against Madison County Kid’s Corner

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2016, 2:54pm

A man alleging The Madison County Kid’s Corner discriminated against him because of his gender seeks a default judgment.

Prenzler moves for new trial in discrimination suit brought by former employee; Jurors awarded $658K in February

The Madison County Record Sep. 27, 2016, 10:53am

BENTON – Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler has challenged a verdict of federal court jurors who awarded $450,000 to former county comptroller Linda Dunnagan in a disability discrimination suit.

Study shows $17.1 million spent on government lawsuits in Madison, St. Clair counties

Dawn Geske Aug. 16, 2016, 6:34am

Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch has released a study showing that Madison and St. Clair counties, as frequent litigation targets, have incurred $17.1 million in costs in a four year period.

Dunstan and Prenzler battle moves from one controversy to another

Dawn Geske Jul. 27, 2016, 1:29pm

While the recent adoption of a more transparent purchasing policy may have muted one fierce battle between the two politicians vying for the top leadership position in Madison County, another one is just getting started.

Should investigators hired by the State's Attorney be able to arrest suspected drug traffickers?

Taryn Phaneuf Jul. 26, 2016, 3:39pm

A special investigation unit designed to crack down on drug trafficking on main thoroughfares in Madison County is on hold while the Illinois Supreme Court reviews the legality of a program that arguably gives state’s attorneys their own police force.

County GOP chairman: 'I don’t know who would vote against' lower property tax rates

Jamie Kelly Jul. 18, 2016, 4:27pm

Madison County voters will have the opportunity to vote to lower the maximum property tax levy for county government, and county GOP chairman Chris Slusser said he thinks proponents will be able to easily convince voters.

Speeder impresses high court with ticket challenge; But Troy PD’s non-compliance with rule doesn't excuse fine

The Madison County Record Jul. 11, 2016, 2:34pm

SPRINGFIELD – Christopher Geiler corrected a deficiency in the Troy police department and impressed the Illinois Supreme Court with his challenge to a speeding ticket, but his ticket still stands. 

Madison County still #1 in asbestos filings; Gori Julian ranked second nationally

Ann Maher and Jessica Karmasek Jun. 29, 2016, 7:38am

Story CopyMadison County remains the top jurisdiction in the country for asbestos cases, according to 2015 and first quarter data presented at a recent asbestos litigation conference.

Property owners who lost money in St. Clair County delinquent property tax sales seek class certification

The Madison County Record Jun. 28, 2016, 7:00am

BENTON – Thousands of property owners lost money due to bid rigging at St. Clair County courthouse, according to a class certification motion in a suit against county treasurer Charles Suarez and bidders he allegedly favored. 

St. Louis man seeks $63,000 debt from Highland man

Angelino Menconi Dec. 1, 2015, 2:12pm

ALTON--A St. Louis man is suing an Illinois man, seeking a $63,620 debt after a judgment in the plaintiff's favor.

Female passenger sues Madison County Transit following collision

Molly English-Bowers Nov. 23, 2015, 11:40am

A female transit bus rider is suing over injuries she sustained while a passenger on the bus. Lisa Boda filed the suit Nov. 8, 2015 in Madison County Circuit Court against Anna Lee Rodriguez, Eric L.

Madison County asbestos motion docket Nov. 9

Carrie Gonzalez Nov. 3, 2015, 9:36am

The asbestos motion docket for Madison County will be held at 9 a.m. on Nov. 9 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327. There is only one motion to be addressed.

Madison County Courthouse Jackpot Justice Powerball – for nonresidents only

The Madison County Record Dec. 4, 2014, 6:51am

In an effort to raise revenue without voter approval, the State of Illinois, in its wisdom and benevolence, offers multifarious games of chance: Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto, Pick 3 and 4, Hit or Miss, and several Instant Games.

Republican Barberis defeats Harrison for circuit court

Ann Maher Nov. 4, 2014, 9:19pm


Cowboy Supermarket sued over customer's trip and fall

The Madison County Record May 22, 2014, 6:57am

A Madison County woman is suing over claims she was injured on the premises of an Alton grocery store.

Arbitration training seminar to be held May 6

The Madison County Record Apr. 24, 2014, 6:38pm

An arbitration training seminar will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 for attorneys interested in becoming certified to conduct arbitration hearings in Madison County.

Lakin defeats Hertz in Sheriff's race

Ann Maher Mar. 18, 2014, 9:22pm


Stobbs assigned to class action over Bathon's tax sales

Christina Stueve Hodges Mar. 15, 2013, 8:21am

StobbsMadison County Associate Judge Steve Stobbs was assigned to a class action lawsuit against Madison County over delinquent tax sales handled by former Madison County treasurer Fred Bathon.Bathon, 58, who was treasurer from November 1998 until December 2009, pled guilty Feb. 5 in federal court to violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. He was convicted of structuring Madison County property tax sales

Case dismissed: Couple claimed agent threatened bidding war

Andrea Dearden Feb. 21, 2013, 7:46am