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Early voting is on for April 4 consolidated election

Ann Maher Feb. 22, 2017, 4:28pm

Early voting for the upcoming April 4 election began Thursday and will run through April 3.

Workers' comp attorney praises Wisconsin governor for proposed elimination of review board

S. Laney Griffo Feb. 22, 2017, 3:29pm

CHICAGO – An Illinois workers’ compensation attorney who calls Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a genius is saluting the politician for his proposed elimination of an independent review board for workers’ compensation cases.

Van Hoose says he plans to appeal or seek reconsideration of misdemeanor assault conviction

Ann Maher Feb. 22, 2017, 10:02am

Brad Van Hoose of Belleville said he expects his attorney will seek reconsideration of a bench verdict that found him guilty on Friday of misdemeanor assault of Caseyville Mayor Leonard Black.

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.”

St. Clair County real estate Feb. 8-9

Carrie Gonzalez Feb. 21, 2017, 11:12pm

A Lebanon property sold for more than $435,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Feb. 8-9.

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.

Baricevic back in St. Clair County courthouse as special representative

The Madison County Record Feb. 21, 2017, 4:29pm

Former St. Clair County chief judge John Baricevic has returned to the courthouse representing dead debtors in mortgage foreclosures.

Stanislaus Credit Control accused of attempting to collect discharged debt

Michael Abella Feb. 21, 2017, 11:49am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A St. Clair County resident is suing a debt collector for allegedly attempting to collect on a debt that had been discharged following bankruptcy.

Asbestos trust transparency may be an idea whose time has come

The Madison County Record Feb. 21, 2017, 11:45am

Is asbestos trust transparency an idea whose time has come? Will 2017 be the year that a reform proposal finally becomes law?

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.