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Ruth takes summary judgment under advisement in FOID card class action

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 14, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth took summary judgment under advisement in a class action alleging an additional $1 filing fee for FOID cards in Illinois is unlawful.

Bankruptcy judge denies motion to dismiss Bestwall’s Chapter 11 case; Beyer: Bestwall’s case ‘wrongfully motivated’ but justified by ‘sufficient financial distress’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 14, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bankruptcy judge Laura T. Beyer said Bestwall LLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition under Section 524(g) was “wrongfully motivated” but denied the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants' motion to dismiss for filing in bad faith.

Attorneys Hipskind, McAninch selected as 2019 Rising Stars

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 13, 2019

Attorneys John Hipskind and Brady McAninch of Belleville have been selected as part of the 2019 Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars for Illinois.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 19-22

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 13, 2019

Madison County judges Chapman, Hylla, Smith, Harrison, Ruth and Dugan have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Feb. 19-22.

Madison County jury reaches defense verdict in patient’s suit alleging lacerated bladder

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 12, 2019

A Madison County jury returned a verdict in favor of St. Anthony’s Medical Center and a physician in a medical malpractice suit alleging a patient’s bladder was lacerated during a laproscopy procedure.

Smith to preside over civil case in law division; Plaintiff awarded $50K in arbitration

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 8, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge Sarah Smith will preside over a case management conference Feb. 15 in a suit involving a Madison collision in which the plaintiff was awarded $50,000 in arbitration in June.

Dugan partially grants motion to dismiss legal malpractice suit involving $780K Madison County jury verdict

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan granted in part an Edwardsville law firm and two attorneys’ motion to dismiss a former client’s legal malpractice lawsuit alleging negligent representation resulted in a $780,000 jury verdict.

Yandle sets hearing for next month in 'false claim' opioid suit DOJ wants dismissed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2019

District Judge Staci Yandle set a motion hearing for next month to address a U.S. attorney’s motion to dismiss an opioid suit against drug maker UCB and retailer CVS that he claims wasted the government’s time.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 11-15

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2019

Madison County circuit judges Mudge, Ruth and Smith have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Feb. 11-15.

Suit involving Washington Park collision at trial in Kolker's court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 5, 2019

A motorist’s suit alleging he was injured in a Washington Park collision is at trial in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Chris Kolker’s courtroom.

City of Alton says resident's grass-cutting lien was properly delivered in its motion to dismiss

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 1, 2019

The City of Alton seeks to dismiss a lawsuit alleging residents’ titles were slandered when it failed to deliver grass-cutting liens personally or by certified mail.

Company suing UCB, CVS for violating False Claim Act responds to DOJ's motion to dismiss

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 30, 2019

The company suing drug maker UCB and retailer CVS filed a response to a U.S. attorney's motion to dismiss the suit for allegedly wasting the government’s time, arguing that its kickback claims have merit.

Insurance broker to request attorney fees, punitive damages in joint venture dispute

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 29, 2019

Two insurance professionals in have come to an agreement with regards to the plaintiff’s request for attorney’s fees in a suit involving a joint venture to provide insurance brokerage services to Bethalto Community Unit School District #8.

Asbestos attorney Barry Julian appointed Madison County associate judge

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 25, 2019

Asbestos attorney Barry Julian of Gori & Julian has been appointed an associate judge in Madison County to fill the vacancy left when Sarah Smith was elected circuit judge.

Defendants accused of participating in a Madison County bid-rigging scheme allege circumstantial evidence is insufficient

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 24, 2019

Several defendants accused of participating in an alleged bid-rigging conspiracy with former Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathon argue in reply memorandums that the plaintiffs rely on circumstantial evidence in their third amended complaint.

Madison County civil docket Jan. 28-Feb. 1

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 23, 2019

Madison County judge Mudge, Ruth, Stobbs and Matoesian have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

Medical malpractice suit at trial in Stobbs’ court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 23, 2019

A medical malpractice suit alleging a woman’s bladder was lacerated during a laproscopy procedure is at trial in Madison County Associate Judge Stobbs’ courtroom.

St. Clair County tax buyer files defamation suit against Prenzler, others over bid-rigging lawsuit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 17, 2019

A St. Clair County tax buyer accused of participating in a bid-rigging scheme is suing Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler and several others for allegedly fabricating the claims as a political stunt.

Hearing on settlement approval set in dispute over St. Clair Township sewer fees

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 17, 2019

A hearing on settlement approval has been set for next month in a class action alleging the Village of Swansea charges St. Clair Township residents higher sewer fees than Swansea residents.

Madison County civil docket Jan. 21-25

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 16, 2019

There are three law cases scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for Jan. 21-25 with Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs and Circuit Judge William Mudge.

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