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Alton MultiSpecialists, pediatrician seek directed verdict on hearing loss claim during medical malpractice trial in Ruth’s court

One week into a Madison County medical malpractice trial, an Alton pediatrician and healthcare group seek a directed verdict arguing that the plaintiff failed to prove that his hearing loss was caused by the defendants’ negligent.

Crowder denies Wal-Mart’s summary judgment request in Byron’s suit; Crowder: Facts are not made undisputed simply by disagreeing

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder denied Wal-Mart’s request for summary judgment in former circuit judge Nicholas Byron’s suit alleging he was injured when a defective saddle stool collapsed.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 26-March2

Madison County Circuit Judges Crowder, Dugan, Mudge and Ruth have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Feb. 26 - March 2.

The Corner Tavern says drunk patron’s fall was self-inflicted while being thrown out by bartender

An Edwardsville tavern argues that an intoxicated customer caused his own injuries when he fell while being escorted from the premises by the bartender.

Bestwall objects to claimants' effort to bump its counsel; Asbestos lawyers say GP's firm is conflicted

Bestwall LLC, a unit of Georgia Pacific, objects to a motion filed by the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants requesting the bankruptcy court to reconsider its approval of the debtor’s counsel in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Seventh Circuit affirms $5 million wrongful death verdict over I-70 crash; Son came upon father’s burning tractor trailer ‘in a tragic coincidence’

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury’s $5 million wrongful death verdict and $625,000 rescue doctrine award in district judge David Herndon’s courtroom involving a fiery tractor trailer collision on Interstate 70.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 19-23

There are 20 law cases scheduled on the Madison County civil docket with circuit judges Matoesian, Mudge and Ruth for Feb. 19-23.

Trucking escort company denies liability in suit alleging cargo struck bridge

A trucking escort company argues that a trucker should have stopped or attempted to avoid a bridge in a suit alleging the truck’s cargo struck the bottom of an I-64 overpass.

Medical malpractice suit alleging delayed cancer diagnosis at trial in Ruth’s court

A medical malpractice suit is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth’s courtroom alleging an Alton pediatrician failed to diagnose a patient’s malignant germ cell tumor despite a persistent fever and swelling.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 13-16

Madison County circuit judges Dugan, Crowder, Ruth and Mudge have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Feb. 13-16.

Crowder denies dismissal in wrongful death suit over go-cart crash

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder denied several defendants’ motions to dismiss a widow’s wrongful death suit alleging her husband died following a go-cart crash.

Astronomers ordered to amend defamation complaint seeking $33 million

Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian scheduled a jury trial for Jan. 22, 2019, in two astronomers’ suit alleging another astronomer made defamatory statements within their professional community.

Gibbons to discuss Madison County Judiciary Committee's opioid litigation concerns at next month's meeting

While State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons has not yet decided if Madison County will become involved in the opioid litigation against pharmaceutical companies, the county's Judiciary Committee presented a list of questions and concerns regarding the litigation for him to address at next month’s meeting.

State senate candidate promising fiscal responsibility exited bankruptcy in 2013

A Republican candidate for state senate, running on a platform of fiscal responsibility, ran up more than $175,000 in unsecured debt, according to bankruptcy documents at the Southern District of Illinois.

Former Madison County associate judge Donald Flack joins Armstrong Teasdale

Former Madison County Associate Judge Donald Flack stepped down from the bench Wednesday to begin working as a partner with Armstrong Teasdale’s St. Louis office.

Madison County circuit judge candidates raise more than $38K in fourth quarter

After a quiet fourth quarter, Madison County circuit judge candidates brought in a total of $38,350 according to campaign finance records with the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Yandle denies class certification in St. Clair County bid rigging suit

District Judge Staci Yandle denied class certification in a bid rigging suit against former St. Clair County treasurer Charles Suarez and several tax buyers, concluding that a class action would “rapidly become unmanageable.”

East St. Louis school district seeks to dismiss suit alleging kindergartener fell off monkey bars

An East St. Louis school district says it is immune from liability in a mother’s suit alleging her son was injured when he fell off the monkey bars.

Suit alleging misrepresented condition of used vehicle dismissed

A customer’s lawsuit alleging automobile dealers misrepresented the condition of a used vehicle has been dismissed.

Suit alleging former East St. Louis high school student was sexually assaulted settles during trial

A mother’s suit alleging her disabled daughter was sexually assaulted by another East St. Louis high school student settled shortly after voir dire ended in Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson’s courtroom.