Heather Isringhausen Gvillo News

Retrial underway in suit alleging sprained ankle caused blood clot; Matoesian accused of bias during 2013 trial

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 19, 2019

A medical malpractice suit alleging a woman died from a blood clot caused by a sprained ankle is at trial again after the plaintiffs accused Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian of bias in favor of the defense and the appellate court ruled that a retrial was necessary.

Madison County civil docket June 25-28

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 19, 2019

Madison County judges Stobbs, Chapman, Hylla, Ruth, Dugan, and Matoesian have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for June 25-28.

Settlement approved in civil suit over fatal November 2017 crash; Warrant issued after truck driver failed to appear while out on bond

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 18, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth approved a confidential settlement in a civil lawsuit against a truck driver who has since disappeared while out on bond after causing a multi-vehicle fatal crash on I-55 in November 2017.

Summary judgment sought in suit preventing access to county financials; County board, treasurer discredit auditor’s ‘obsession’ with ongoing investigation

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 14, 2019

Madison County auditor Rick Faccin calls a resolution demanding access to county financial information for certain officials an attempt to “move the auditor’s file cabinet into their own offices” and argues that allowing access would be improper due to an ongoing investigation.

Madison County civil docket June 17-21

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 12, 2019

Madison County judges Dugan, Hylla, Ruth, Smith, Matoesian, Chapman and Harrison have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for June 17-21.

Public defender says unlicensed attorney lied about retaking bar exam in Chicago

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 10, 2019

Chief Public Defender John Rekowski said that a former employee who worked as an attorney without a law license said she was at a relative’s funeral when she was attempting to retake the bar exam in Chicago.

DOJ says Final Rule banning bump-stocks is not an abuse of discretion

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 5, 2019

Several government officials argue that a rule banning bump-stock devices is not an abuse of discretion in response to a class action seeking immunity for those who legally purchased the devices prior to the “Final Rule.”

Madison County civil docket June 10-14

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 5, 2019

Madison County judges Mudge, Ruth, Dugan, Smith and Harrison have law cases scheduled on the civil docket June 10-14.

Midwest Sanitary Service says recovery of punitive damages proper in legal malpractice suit over $785K verdict

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 4, 2019

Midwest Sanitary Service and two employees urge Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan to deny an Edwardsville law firm’s motion to dismiss a legal malpractice suit alleging negligent representation resulted in a $780,000 jury verdict.

Texas woman's legal malpractice suit set for status conference

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 4, 2019

A status conference has been set in a Texas woman’s lawsuit alleging her former attorney’s negligence caused her Yaz lawsuit to be dismissed in federal court.

Houston law firm, attorney deny woman suffered damages from dismissed Yaz suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 31, 2019

A Houston attorney and law firm deny that a woman was damaged when her Yaz suit was dismissed after her former counsel failed to respond to a motion to dismiss the personal injury suit.

Credit union awarded default judgment in suit alleging unpaid loan

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 29, 2019

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Chris Kolker awarded a credit union more than $60,000 in default judgment after two individuals failed to enter an appearance or respond to a suit alleging they failed to make payments on a loan.

Property owners seek to dismiss tax buyer's defamation suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 29, 2019

Property owners accused of conspiracy in a St. Clair County tax buyer’s defamation suit seek to dismiss portions of the amended complaint, arguing that they did know about the bid-rigging suit until two years after it was filed.

Physician denies liability in suit alleging patient died from heart failure

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 28, 2019

A St. Clair County physician denies liability in a suit alleging a patient died due to heart failure, arguing that the patient is contributorily at fault.

Physician denies liability in suit alleging patient died following colonoscopy

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 28, 2019

A physician denies that negligence caused a patient to be deprived of oxygen to her brain while undergoing a routine colonoscopy.

Madison County board chairman, administrator seek summary judgment in suit preventing access to county financials

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 22, 2019

Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler and County Administrator Doug Hulme seek summary judgment relief from County Auditor Rick Faccin’s lawsuit seeking to prevent access to county financials.

Madison County civil docket May 30-31

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 22, 2019

Madison County circuit judges Smith and Ruth have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for May 30 and 31.

Suit alleging Cardinal Buick sold defective vehicle is dismissed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 17, 2019

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Heinz Rudolf dismissed a woman’s complaint against a car dealership alleging she was sold a defective GMC Acadia that was later repossessed after the defendant refused to make repairs.

Laura Beasley joins Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice's Belleville office

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 16, 2019

Attorney Laura K. Beasley has joined Kansas City-based Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice in the firm’s Belleville office as a member.

Madison County jury awards motorist $50,000 over Illinois Route 3 rear-end collision

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 16, 2019

A Madison County jury awarded a motorist $50,000 in a lawsuit alleging she was injured in a rear-end collision on Illinois Route 3.

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