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Michigan car crash suit at trial in Dugan’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 14, 2018

A motorist being sued over a 2011 crash in Michigan argues in her trial brief that the plaintiff reported no injuries at the scene of the crash and sustained minimal damage to his vehicle.

Memorial Hospital Belleville denies liability in suit alleging birth injury

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 14, 2018

A Belleville hospital denies liability in a mother’s suit alleging her daughter suffered shoulder and arm injuries during delivery.

Companies deny liability in suit alleging man tripped at Fairview Heights homecoming

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 13, 2018

A contracting company and electrical company argue that a Fairview Heights homecoming attendee caused his own injuries by failing to keep a careful lookout to avoid an open and obvious condition when he tripped on a raised electrical box.

Gomric grants mistrial following $14K verdict in car crash suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 10, 2018

St. Clair County Associate Judge Julia Gomric granted a motorist’s motion for a mistrial in a suit involving a Fairview Heights car crash after jurors returned a verdict awarding the plaintiff $14,273.81.

St. Clair County jury returns mixed verdict in truck driver’s retaliatory discharge case

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 10, 2018

A St. Clair County jury reached a verdict partially in favor of Beelman Ready Mix and partially in favor of a former employee in his retaliatory discharge suit at trial in Associate Judge Chris Kolker’s courtroom.

Ruth dismisses man’s legal malpractice suit over workplace injury

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 9, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth dismissed a legal malpractice suit alleging an East Alton firm failed to file a lawsuit following a workplace injury.

Former Beelman Ready Mix employee’s suit at trial in Kolker’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 8, 2018

A forrmer Beelman Ready Mix employee’s suit alleging retaliatory discharge after refusing to drive an unsafe dump truck is at trial in St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker’s courtroom.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 13-17

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 8, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Mudge, Ruth, Crowder, Matoesian and Dugan have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Aug. 13-17.

Mother seeks to strike trampoline park's affirmative defenses

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 7, 2018

The mother of a boy who was injured at a Glen Carbon trampoline park seeks to dismiss the defendant’s affirmative defenses, arguing that a six-year-old child cannot be held contributorily negligent.

Truck driver seeks order staying case over fatal multi-vehicle collision on I-55 last November

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 6, 2018

A truck driver being charged with reckless homicide after causing a multi-vehicle fatal crash on I-55 in November 2017 seeks to stay the civil cases, arguing that continuing litigation pending the criminal proceedings would risk self-incrimination.

Man settles personal injury suit against auctioneer

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 3, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth dismissed a man’s suit alleging he was injured by an upturned garden rake at an auction after the parties reached a settlement agreement.

William Stiehl Jr. appointed circuit judge one year after LeChien's death

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 2, 2018

Belleville plaintiff attorney William D. Stiehl Jr. was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill the circuit judge vacancy left open following the death of former judge Robert LeChien roughly one year ago.

Parents of deceased teen respond to employer's motion to dismiss electrocution suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 2, 2018

The parents of a deceased teen argue that their son’s former employer should be held liable for the negligent work it completed at a home in 2014, which they allege lead to the decedent’s electrocution in 2017.

Fifth District affirms Becker’s order denying request to appropriate VAC funds for attorney’s fees; Becker praised for maintaining status quo

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 2, 2018

The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed Clinton County Associate Judge William Becker’s order denying veteran services officer Brad Lavite’s request to pay attorney’s fees with funds intended for assisting Madison County veterans.

Asbestos attorney’s fraud suit stayed pending builder’s bankruptcy

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 1, 2018

Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison filed an order to stay an asbestos attorney’s lawsuit alleging mold and water infiltrated his $775,000 Troy home.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 6-10

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 1, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Mudge and Crowder have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Aug. 6-10.

IL Attorney General's Office seeks to withdraw motion to vacate order finding conflict of interest in Madison County raid case

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 1, 2018

After filing a motion to vacate an order finding that a conflict of interest exists in regards to a raid at the Madison County administration building six months ago, the Office of the Illinois Attorney General now seeks to withdraw its petition.

Dentist seeks to dismiss patient’s suit alleging nerve damage

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 31, 2018

An O’Fallon dentist claims a patient provided a health report by a medical doctor rather than a licensed dentist in his suit alleging nerve damage following a tooth extraction.

Asbestos defense attorney says Jeffs v Ford decision clarifies jurisdiction questions

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 26, 2018

The highly anticipated Ford Motor Company jurisdiction appeal was released as an unpublished Rule 23 decision after the appellate court remained under advisement for roughly a year and a half; but an asbestos defense attorney said the ruling still provides assistance for defendants raising jurisdiction objections in Madison County

Madison County civil docket July 30-Aug. 3

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 25, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Dugan, Mudge and Matoesian have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for July 30-Aug. 3.

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