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Sandberg Phoenix and von Gontard named to 'Best Law' list

The Madison County Record Nov. 3, 2015, 6:49am

In its annual “Best Law Firms” list, U.S. News & World Report has continued to rate Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. among the top law firms in the St. Louis metropolitan area in several legal areas. The ranking is the result of an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and attorney evaluations, peer review from industry leaders, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Senator Anti-Student Durbin

The Madison County Record Nov. 3, 2015, 7:12am

We'll never forget East St. Louis Assumption Catholic High School, which closed in 1989.

Couple sued over fireworks injury says guest was aware of the danger

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 3, 2015, 7:35am

A Madison County couple accused of negligence when a guest was injured by a fireworks display argue that the woman was “aware and appreciated” the danger of watching fireworks.

Nursing home seeks to transfer wrongful death suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 3, 2015, 7:49am

A Jefferson County nursing home seeks to transfer a lawsuit alleging a patient died after falling several times.

The Hangover is Springfield

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Nov. 3, 2015, 7:57am

Aches and pains of over-indulging.

Wal-Mart denies liability in slip and fall suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 3, 2015, 8:06am

Wal-Mart claims a customer contributed to her own alleged injuries by failing to avoid a puddle of liquid on the ground.

Glen Carbon shopping center removes trip and fall case

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 3, 2015, 8:43am

A Glen Carbon shopping center removed a customer’s lawsuit alleging she fell on uneven steps to federal court.

Granite City denies liability in suit alleging man fell in sewer

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 3, 2015, 8:51am

Granite City has denied the allegations raised against it in a man’s lawsuit alleging he stepped on an insufficient manhole cover and fell in the sewer. According to Andrew Flood’s July 28 lawsuit, he claims he was in a vehicle accident at Maryville and Edwardsville roads in Granite City on March 20.

HeplerBroom attorneys named 'Leading Lawyers' and 'Emerging Lawyers'

The Madison County Record Nov. 3, 2015, 9:04am

Twenty HeplerBroom lawyers have been named as "Leading Lawyers" and 11 as "Emerging Lawyers" in 2015.

Crowder approves $100,000 settlement in wrongful death suit against foster mother

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 3, 2015, 9:15am

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder approved a $100,000 settlement on Oct. 16 in a lawsuit against a foster mother alleging a girl died while in her care. Crowder scheduled a hearing in the case for Nov. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Rene Butler, independent administrator of the estate of the late Cyrenity Gordon, deceased, filed the lawsuit on Aug. 21 against Apryl Pitman, the foster mother in whose care Gordon had been placed.

St. Clair County real estate Oct. 19-23

Carrie Gonzalez Nov. 3, 2015, 9:19am

A list of recent real estate transactions for St. Clair County. Including Belleville, Cahokia, Caseyville, Collinsville, Dupo, East Carondelet, East St. Louis, Fairmont City, Fairview Heights, Freeburg, Lebanon, Marissa, Mascoutah, Millstadt, New Athens, New Baden, O’Fallon, Rauscher, St. Libory, Shiloh, Smithton, Swansea and Waterloo.

Greensfelder recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2016

The Madison County Record Nov. 3, 2015, 9:24am

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. is one of six firms in Missouri to be ranked "highly recommended" in Benchmark Litigation's 2016 edition. The firm also is ranked as a recommended firm in Illinois for 2016.

St. Clair County foreclosures Oct. 15-26

Carrie Gonzalez Nov. 3, 2015, 9:24am

A list of recent St. Clair County foreclosures. Including Belleville, Cahokia, Collinsville, Columbia, Fairview Heights, Marissa, New Baden, Shiloh, Summerfield, Swansea and Trenton.

Madison County real estate Oct. 16-22

Carrie Gonzalez Nov. 3, 2015, 9:29am

A list of recent real estate transactions for Madison County. Including Alhambra, Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, Cottage Hills, East Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Granite City, Hamel, Hartford, Highland, Madison, Maryville, Moro, Pontoon Beach, Roxana, St. Jacob, Troy, Wood River and Worden.

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 asbestos jury docket Nov. 9

Carrie Gonzalez Nov. 3, 2015, 9:40am

The asbestos jury docket for Madison County will be held at 9 a.m. on Nov. 9 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Madison County civil docket Nov. 9

Carrie Gonzalez Nov. 3, 2015, 9:45am

Madison County Circuit Judges Ruth, Mudge, Crowder and Matoesian have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Nov. 9.

Madison County foreclosures Oct. 23-29

Carrie Gonzalez Nov. 3, 2015, 9:49am

A list of recent Madison County foreclosures. Including Alton, Collinsville, East Alton, Granite City, Highland, Maryville, Troy and Wood River.

Rep. Davis introduces bill to help repay student loan debt

Hanna Nakano Nov. 3, 2015, 10:56am

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to help pay back student loan debt by allowing employees to repay their student loans with pre-tax dollars.

Dunstan says he will ask for review of boards and commissions in wake of MESD questions

Hanna Nakano Nov. 3, 2015, 11:05am

Dunstan said he would request a review by a County Board Committee of all policies and procedures used by board and commissions in different areas of Madison County.