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Daughter testifies for mother in case against Anderson

Albert-Fritz An East Alton woman told a jury in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth's courtroom that her mother came home and cried the night after she was fired from Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

CMC set in woman's case against Alton nursing home

Mudge Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge on July 25 set a case management conference for Oct. 24 in a woman's case against Rosewood Care facility for allegedly causing serious injuries to her disabled daughter.

East St. Louis balks at effort to obtain voter roll info; Says Alliance is not represented by licensed attorney

Hawkins East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners attorney Richard Sturgeon claims the East St. Louis Alliance for Change is a "nonexistent committee" and therefore not eligible to challenge the city's voter rolls.

Man's case against apartment owner dismissed

Glisson Both parties in a man's personal injury lawsuit against his Alton apartment owner agreed to dismiss the case July 19 in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth's courtroom.

Trial date set in woman's case against Wal-Mart

Borland Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge on Wednesday ordered the parties in a woman's personal injury case against Wal-Mart to submit proposed trial dates within seven days by e-mail.

Landlord claims tenant's negligence caused apartment fire

Starnes II The Roxana landlord who was sued for negligence and wrongful death following a fire at one of his apartments says the plaintiff's negligence was the proximate cause of the fire.

Suit filed against Cook firm over Bi-State action settles before trial

Carr A legal malpractice trial that was to have started Monday in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Lloyd Cueto's courtroom settled as jurors were being picked.

Two-year-old slip and fall case settles right before trial in St. Clair County

Knapp A Cahokia man's lawsuit against Illinois Bell Telephone and Illinois Power settled Monday morning in St. Clair County.

Lopinot resets status conference in officer's case against East St. Louis

Wagner St. Clair County Associate Judge Vincent Lopinot on July 16 reset a status conference to Oct. 15 in a former police officer's case against the City of East St. Louis.

McGlynn reschedules hearing over East St. Louis 'dead' voters

Hawkins St. Clair County Circuit Judge Stephen McGlynn re-set a hearing today that would have delved into arguments over ridding inactive voters from the East St. Louis Board of Elections voter rolls.

Schoen Walton Telken & Foster awards Grandone Media Strategies contract

Grandone ST. LOUIS - The law firm Schoen Walton Telken & Foster, LLC has awarded a contract to Grandone Media Strategies for the development of a comprehensive marketing plan for the firm.

Dean Emeritus Lewis receives high honor from ABA

Lewis ST. LOUIS - Dean Emeritus and professor of law Jeffrey E. Lewis was named the 2012 recipient of the Robert J. Kutak Award, the highest honor given by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Ruth grants Quik Trip's motion for summary judgment

Sotiriou Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on July 13 granted defendant Quik Trip's motion for summary judgment in a personal injury lawsuit that had already been dismissed twice over an incident that occurred nearly seven years ago. The case has previously been dismissed twice.

Bike rider's lawyer requests permission to file amended complaint

Unsell A bicyclist who allegedly fell more than 10 feet when a road came to an end because he thought there was a bike trail beyond, but there really wasn't, has asked to file a first amended complaint against the Agency for Community Transit.

Cabela's removes lost thumb lawsuit to federal court

Bedesky Cabela's Retail has removed a man's personal injury lawsuit against the company to federal court in East St. Louis claiming it has jurisdiction because the case involves citizens of different states.

Mudge sets deadlines in medical malpractice lawsuit

Falb Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge on July 12 set discovery deadlines in a medical malpractice lawsuit and set a jury trial for May 2013.

Hawkins encourages attendance at 'dead' voter hearing

Hawkins East St. Louis Alliance for Change president Matt Hawkins hopes for a strong public showing at a hearing this Friday involving inactive voters on the East St. Louis Board of Elections roster.

Judge Grandy presides over naturalization ceremony in O'Fallon

Kim Drewry, middle, shows her certificate of citizenship to her daughter, Kristin, and son, Adam. U.S. District Judge Laura Grandy presided over a naturalization ceremony Friday in which 75 individuals from 37 countries became U.S. citizens.

Hylla orders plaintiffs in Prairie Farms case to respond to discovery

Sivia Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on Friday ordered the plaintiff in a breach of contract suit to respond to defendant Prairie Farms Dairy's discovery within 30 days.

Lynx Field: A hit, or hideous?

Harrison teaches his nephew A.J. Mayne, 3, how to play football on the college's new field on Thursday afternoon. Defensive back and strength football coach at Lindenwood University, Justin Harrison, 25, said Thursday that as a new member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the school wanted to do something "unusual" with its choice of field colors - Cardinal red and white.