Christina Stueve Hodges News

Madison County attorneys donate legal advice; Program has served 111 since opening

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 9, 2012

Bauer Volunteer attorneys met with 48 low-income Madison County residents in the courthouse law library from April to June. Attorneys have advised 111 people since the clinic opened October 27, 2011.

Architecture company fights complaint of negligent design

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 8, 2012

Knapp Defendant FGM Architects claims an Edwardsville woman was negligent when she failed to keep a lookout for snow and ice while walking around a building on the SIUE campus on Feb. 2, 2011.

Defendant accused of hacking into adult site removes case to federal court

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 8, 2012

Callis Defendant Lucas Shashek filed to remove to federal court a lawsuit filed against him last month in Madison County that alleges he hacked into an adult entertainment site.

Alleged almond eating, barge-watching driver fights lawsuit against her

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 7, 2012

Niehoff A driver accused of watching barges, eating almonds and causing an accident while driving responded to a lawsuit against her Monday. She stated the plaintiff failed to state a claim or cause of action against her.

Bicyclist's case against driver settles on first day of trial

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 6, 2012

Beasley A long line of jurors ushered out of St. Clair County Associate Judge Vincent Lopinot's courtroom Monday afternoon after lawyers settled a bicyclist's personal injury case against a motorist.

Mouse in Mountain Dew saga comes to an end

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 6, 2012

A Madison County plaintiff who sued Pepsico after allegedly finding a mouse in a can of Mountain Dew has settled his 2009 lawsuit.

Cueto resets status conference in lawsuit against Belleville bar

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 3, 2012

Darr St. Clair County Circuit Judge Lloyd Cueto on July 30 reset a status conference to Oct. 29 to allow parties to conduct further discovery in a woman's personal injury lawsuit against a Belleville bar.

Matoesian sets Oct. 9 trial date in med mal case stemming from '04 death

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 3, 2012

Newman Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian has set an Oct. 9 trial date in a wrongful death lawsuit arising from the death of Tamara Greco who died May 7, 2004.

ISBA offers audio law ed programs in August

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 3, 2012

The following continuing legal education programs hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) will take place via telephone from 12 to 1 p.m. (CST) as follows:

Katherine Smith joins Reeg Lawyers in Clayton

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 3, 2012

Smith Katherine M. Smith has joined Reeg Lawyers, LLC, a corporate litigation defense law firm headquartered in Clayton, Mo.

Two new attorneys join HeplerBroom

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 3, 2012

Bays David M. Bays has joined HeplerBroom LLC in the Edwardsville office as a partner and Noel L. Smith as an associate.

Cueto denies motion to dismiss mother v. son suit over contaminated property

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 2, 2012

Livingston St. Clair County Circuit Judge Lloyd Cueto on Thursday denied a defense motion to dismiss a mother's suit against her son over allegations he dumped gasoline-contaminated soil onto her Belleville property.

Missouri Supreme Court judge joins Armstrong Teasdale

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 2, 2012

Price ST. LOUIS – Ray Price, the longest serving judge on the Missouri Supreme Court, has joined Armstrong Teasdale as a partner in the firm's litigation practice group.

Cop accused of taking nude photos at tanning salon granted time to answer suit

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 1, 2012

Gardner Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on July 27 allowed a former Edwardsville police officer accused of taking a nude video of a woman at a local tanning salon 60 additional days to respond to the woman's lawsuit against him.

Mediation nets $6,000 settlement in case over Jaguar insurance

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 1, 2012

Athans Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on July 25 dismissed a woman's case against her insurance agent.

Locally operated repossession company transfers case to federal court

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 1, 2012

Bub United Repossessors, a defendant in a Madison County civil lawsuit, has removed the case to federal court.

Lawyer withdraws as his own counsel in case against insurance company

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Jul 31, 2012

Reda Attorney Troy E. Walton announced his representation of attorney Michael Reda in Reda's suit against State Farm Insurance over its alleged failure to pay for hail damage to his St. Louis home.

Defendants fight back in motorcycle fire lawsuit

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Jul 31, 2012

Farroll A defendant accused of not reimbursing costs related to fire damage at a motorcycle repair shop has asked for more time to respond to a lawsuit filed in June in Madison County Circuit Court.

Lopinot denies motion to dismiss case involving swine farm

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Jul 30, 2012

Shevlin St. Clair County Judge Vincent Lopinot denied a motion to dismiss July 24 in a lawsuit filed over an allegedly smelly pig farm.

ISBA hosts NFIB v. Sebelius seminar Aug. 15

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Jul 29, 2012

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius: A Final Decision on Health Care Reform?, a LIVE studio webcast presented by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

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