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Truck driver charged following fatal multi-vehicle crash on I-55

Truck driver Mohamed Y. Jama has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated reckless driving following a fatal eight-vehicle collision on I-55 in November.

Madison County jury awards motorist more than $59K

A Madison County jury awarded a motorist $59,342 in a suit alleging a man backed his pickup truck into her vehicle in Alton.

Madison County civil docket April 23-27

Madison County Circuit Judges Dugan, Hylla, Crowder, Mudge and Ruth have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of April 23-27.

Madison County judicial candidates submit first quarter reports

Madison County circuit judge candidates have raised a total of $45,353 in the first quarter, with Democratic candidates receiving roughly 80 percent of those contributions.

Edwardsville attorney Ron Foster appointed Madison County associate judge

Edwardsville attorney Ronald J. Foster Jr. has been selected Madison County associate judge for the vacancy left by former associate judge Donald M. Flack’s retirement.

Truck driver seeks to quash second service process in fatal I-55 crash

A truck driver who caused an eight-vehicle fatal collision on I-55 in November filed his second motion to quash service of process, arguing that he does not reside at the served Colorado address and that he was in Ohio at the time of service.

Madison County civil docket April 16-20

Madison County Circuit Judges Dugan, Mudge, Matoesian and Ruth have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for April 16-20.

Sears Holding seeks to dismiss suit alleging Kmart clothing caught fire

Sears Holdings Publishing Co. argues that it is an improper defendant in a woman’s suit alleging clothing she purchased from Kmart caught fire.

Judge Gomric limits claims in former East St. Louis football player's defective helmet suit

In response to several motions to dismiss a suit alleging a former East St. Louis high school player sustained head injuries due to a defective helmet, St. Clair County Associate Judge Julia Gomric allowed the plaintiff to file an amended complaint but limited the claims he could make.

Bi-State MetroLink seeks to dismiss suit over 2017 shooting at Emerson Park station

Bi-State Development Agency seeks to dismiss an East St. Louis man’s suit alleging he was shot at the Emerson Park station, arguing that it is immune from liability.

St. Clair County jury awards man $1.2 million in suit over balcony fall; $1 awarded for disfigurement from injury

A man awarded $1.2 million in a suit alleging he fell due to a faulty apartment balcony railing sought sanctions against the defendants for allegedly repeatedly making witnesses unavailable.

Yandle grants summary judgment for Hardee's in suit alleging leg amputation from sidewalk fall

A handicapped woman who tripped on a two-inch curb at the Jerseyville Hardees after failing to use the designated handicapped parking is appealing District Judge Staci Yandle’s order granting summary judgment for the restaurant.

Crowder grants partial summary judgment in suit over crash following police pursuit

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder granted partial summary judgment for the mother of a minor injured in a police pursuit involving a stolen vehicle, dismissing the City of Madison’s claims that the plaintiff was involved in the theft and knew the driver might run from the police.

Yandle denies request for hearing on motion to dismiss class action alleging contamination from 2015 Highland oil spill

District Judge Staci Yandle will decide whether dismissal is appropriate for two pipeline companies without a hearing in a suit alleging they contaminated land near Highland following a 2015 oil spill where 100 barrels of crude oil were accidentally released.

Summary judgment granted in St. Clair County bid rigging suit; Yandle: Jury left with ‘speculation, guesswork’ without evidence of proper penalty rate

District Judge Staci Yandle granted summary judgment for St. Clair County tax buyer defendants and closed the case alleging the tax buyers participated in a bid-rigging conspiracy with Treasurer Charles Suarez.

Madison County civil docket April 9-13

There are only two law cases scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for the week of April 9-13. Both cases are in Circuit Judge William Mudge's courtroom.

Defendants seek summary judgment in Madison County bid rigging suit

Several defendants accused of participating in an alleged bid-rigging conspiracy with former Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathon seek summary judgment from the plaintiffs’ third amended complaint.

AmeriGas, property owner claim tenants caused injuries in suit over rental property explosion

A propane company and rental home owner deny liability in a suit alleging leaking gas caused a “catastrophic explosion” at the property.

Podiatrist says patient failed to follow instructions in suit alleging amputation

A physician and his practice argue that a patient failed to follow instructions and exercise reasonable care for her own safety in a lawsuit alleging her foot ulcer became septic, resulting in amputation.

Asbestos Claimant Committee's motion to reconsider counsel withdrawn in Bestwall bankruptcy proceeding

Bankruptcy judge Laura Beyer withdrew an omnibus motion to reconsider approval of counsel for Bestwall LLC, a unit of Georgia pacific, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.