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Simmons, HeplerBroom attorneys discuss Madison County asbestos litigation environment at HarrisMartin conference

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 21, 2017, 12:36pm

Asbestos attorneys with the Simmons Firm and HeplerBroom discussed what they called “myths” and “facts” of the history of the Madison County asbestos docket.

Plaintiffs granted leave to re-join Madison County in bid rigging suit; January trial vacated

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 20, 2017, 11:26am

Fayette County Associate Judge J. Marc Kelly granted a class of property owners’ request to amend their complaint to add Madison County as a defendant in a suit alleging several tax buyers participated in a bid rigging scheme with former Treasurer Fred Bathon.

Medical malpractice suit alleging delayed lumbar surgery at trial in Matoesian’s court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 19, 2017, 8:33pm

Trial began Sept. 18 in Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian’s courtroom for a patient’s lawsuit alleging a physician put off an emergency lumbar surgery for too long.

Wood River Township, assessor deny liability in wrongful termination suit for 'at-will employee'

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 19, 2017, 5:03pm

The Wood River Township and its assessor answered a former employee’s wrongful termination complaint arguing that they are entitled to immunity when performing discretionary duties for an at-will employee.

Madison County civil docket Sept. 25-29

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:24pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Crowder, Mudge, Ruth and Matoesian have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Sept. 25-29.

Rauner, state reply to school districts' opposition to dismiss funding dispute

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 19, 2017, 11:43am

In a response to several school districts’ opposition to their motion to dismiss, defendants named in a school funding dispute argue that it is the “legislature’s exclusive constitutional authority” to allocate state funds.

Tillery suit involving minor league baseball wage class action is remanded to St. Clair County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 18, 2017, 8:24am

BENTON - Senior District Judge Phil Gilbert remanded a Korein Tillery suit alleging a research contractor failed to complete a study intended for use in a possible wage class action involving minor league baseball players.

Stobbs, attorneys discuss settlement changes at HarrisMartin conference following updated Madison County standing order

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 12, 2017, 9:58pm

Roughly one year after Madison County Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs updated the court’s asbestos Standing Case Management Order, attorneys on both sides discussed the effects of the new rules at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference.

Madison County civil docket Sept. 18-22

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 11, 2017, 2:20pm

There are 13 cases with hearings scheduled on the Madison County civil docket from Sept. 18-22.

Lakin, State Farm settle dispute over duty to defend sex assault case

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 8, 2017, 8:35am

State Farm and former Madison County lawyer Tom Lakin settled a dispute over whether the insurer owed a duty to defend the lawyer and his son Kristopher Lakin in a sexual abuse case involving minors.

LeChien funeral on Friday; Uncertainty exists in filling vacancy

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 6, 2017, 10:48am

BELLEVILLE – Having served as a judge for 30 years, St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien, 65, died on Aug. 31.

St. Clair County jury reaches defense verdict in suit alleging security officers tackled man

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 5, 2017, 8:28pm

A St. Clair County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Securitas Security Services USA Inc. on Aug. 30 in a suit alleging a man was injured when he was tackled and handcuffed by security officers after leaving the East St. Louis Schnucks pharmacy.

Madison County civil docket Sept. 11-15

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 5, 2017, 4:55pm

There are 10 cases with scheduled hearings on the Madison County civil docket for Sept. 11-15.

Scenes of 'The Empty Man' filmed at Madison County courthouse

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 1, 2017, 5:58pm

EDWARDSVILLE - Twentieth Century Fox filmed scenes for The Empty Man at the Madison County Circuit Court on Thursday night.

Judge Dugan announces campaign for Madison County circuit judge on Republican ticket

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 31, 2017, 9:44pm

EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan announced Aug. 25 that he is running on the Republican ticket for resident circuit judge in the November 2018 election for the seat he currently occupies.

American Medical Response, Abbott Ambulance seek to dismiss wrongful death suit following go-cart crash

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2017, 9:33am

American Medical Response and Abbott Ambulance argue that a woman failed to include a healthcare affidavit in her wrongful death suit over her husband’s death following a go-cart crash two years ago.

Owner of demolition company seeks to dismiss suit alleging building demolished for scrap

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2017, 9:29am

The owner of a demolition company seeks to dismiss a suit alleging he demolished a building for scrap, arguing that the complaint includes false statements intended to embarrass and harass the defendants.

Enterprise seeks to dismiss suit alleging fatal collision after rental car ran out of gas

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2017, 9:26am

Enterprise and one of its employees seeks to dismiss a suit alleging a man died in a fatal collision after a rental car ran out of gas, arguing that the fatal collision involving another disabled vehicle on the highway was unforeseeable.

Property owners in bid rigging class action seek to re-join Madison County following Bathon’s deposition

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2017, 9:14am

EDWARDSVILLE – After Madison County was dismissed by the Fifth District Appellate Court from a class action alleging several tax buyers participated in a bid rigging scheme with former Treasurer Fred Bathon, the class of property owners filed a motion to amend their complaint to re-join Madison County to the action.

Seventh Circuit affirms summary judgment in emotional distress suit against U.S. Steel over alleged sexual misconduct

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2017, 8:48am

Seventh Circuit appellate judges affirmed summary judgment for U.S. Steel in an employee’s emotional distress claim, concluding that an employer can’t be held responsible for alleged misconduct that only furthers an employee’s interests on common law grounds.