Heather Isringhausen Gvillo News

Former Madison County employee argues conflict of interest still exists in corruption investigation in light of new grand jury information

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 12, 2018

Former Madison County employee Stephen Adler argues that a conflict of interest still exists in a corruption case against county officials based on new information regarding Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons’ involvement in a grand jury investigation that resulted in a series of raids at the county administration building.

Judicial candidate Mark Rabe forms campaign committee weeks before election

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 10, 2018

Madison County circuit judge candidate Mark Rabe, who is dedicated to keeping court costs on taxpayer dollars down, recently reported his first campaign contribution over $1,000 with just under four weeks until Election Day.

Woman’s trip, fall suit at trial in Mudge’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 10, 2018

A woman’s lawsuit alleging she tripped on a rug and fell is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Madison County jury awards motorist $12K

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 10, 2018

A Madison County jury awarded a motorist $12,000 in a suit involving an Alton rear-end collision.

Madison County civil docket Oct. 15-19

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 10, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Dugan, Ruth and Crowder have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Oct. 15-19.

Madison County jury returns defense verdict in collision suit; Plaintiff asked for more than $345K

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 5, 2018

A Madison County jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant Jennifer Pitts in a collision suit where both parties claimed they had a green light.

Account holders settle fraud claims against Scott Credit Union, former employee

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 3, 2018

Several plaintiffs alleging an agent of Scott Credit Union misappropriated their funds have settled their consumer fraud and negligence claims.

Sears, Kmart deny liability in suit alleging clothing caught fire

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 3, 2018

Sears Holdings Publishing Co. and Kmart Corporation deny liability in a woman’s suit alleging clothing she purchased from the defendants caught fire.

Madison County civil docket Oct. 8-12

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 3, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judges Ruth, Mudge and Dugan have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Oct. 8-12.

Request for new medical malpractice trial against pediatrician denied; Ruth: 'The parties received a fair trial'

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 2, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied a patient’s request for a new trial following a defense verdict in a medical malpractice suit against an Alton pediatrician.

Collision suit at trial in Madison County

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 2, 2018

A lawsuit involving a crash at the intersection of Route 143 and South Moreland Road is at trial in Madison County Associate Judge Thomas Chapman’s courtroom.

Maune Raichle retained as special litigation counsel in Bestwall bankruptcy proceeding

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 28, 2018

Local asbestos firm Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd is among four plaintiff’s firms acting as special litigation counsel on medical science matters in Bestwall LLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Mother of minor injured in police pursuit of stolen vehicle seeks to dismiss third-party complaint

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 27, 2018

The mother of a minor who was injured as a passenger in a stolen vehicle during a police pursuit seeks to dismiss or sever the City of Madison’s “sham” third-party complaint against the driver from her “very real” claim.

Madison County asbestos trial ends in settlement; Jurors deliberated two days

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

A Madison County asbestos trial ended in a settlement Wednesday after the jury had been deliberating for two days.

Seventh Circuit denies 'frivolous' appeal to reopen 'dormant' fraud case from 2014

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

The Seventh Circuit Appellate Court affirmed district judge Michael J. Reagan’s order rejecting a woman’s attempt to reopen a fraud case that had been voluntarily dismissed four years ago.

Madison County sees first asbestos trial of the year after docket update at HarrisMartin conference

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

One week before a rare Madison County asbestos trial began in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom, he was joined by asbestos attorneys to provide an update on Madison County’s asbestos docket at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference.

Madison County civil docket Oct. 1-4

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Ruth, Crowder and Mudge have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Oct. 1-4.

Ameron files motion for directed verdict in Madison County asbestos trial, says Bond Strand causation is 'speculative at best'

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 21, 2018

Ameron International Corporation filed a motion for a directed verdict Thursday in an Edwardsville man’s mesothelioma trial, arguing that he failed to provide sufficient causation evidence regarding the defendant’s Bond Strand product.

Trial to be set after dispositive motions decided in Madison County bid-rigging suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 20, 2018

Fayette County judge J. Marc Kelly pushed back a hearing to set a trial date in a suit involving an alleged Madison County bid-rigging conspiracy until after motions to dismiss and for summary judgment are decided.

Slip, fall suit against Edwardsville restaurant settles days before trial set to begin

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 19, 2018

A man alleging he slipped and fell at the Edwardsville 54th Street Grill & Bar has settled his case with the restaurant just before it was set to go to trial.

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