Heather Isringhausen Gvillo News

Madison County board chairman, administrator seek summary judgment in suit preventing access to county financials

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 22, 2019

Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler and County Administrator Doug Hulme seek summary judgment relief from County Auditor Rick Faccin’s lawsuit seeking to prevent access to county financials.

Madison County civil docket May 30-31

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 22, 2019

Madison County circuit judges Smith and Ruth have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for May 30 and 31.

Suit alleging Cardinal Buick sold defective vehicle is dismissed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 17, 2019

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Heinz Rudolf dismissed a woman’s complaint against a car dealership alleging she was sold a defective GMC Acadia that was later repossessed after the defendant refused to make repairs.

Laura Beasley joins Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice's Belleville office

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 16, 2019

Attorney Laura K. Beasley has joined Kansas City-based Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice in the firm’s Belleville office as a member.

Madison County jury awards motorist $50,000 over Illinois Route 3 rear-end collision

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 16, 2019

A Madison County jury awarded a motorist $50,000 in a lawsuit alleging she was injured in a rear-end collision on Illinois Route 3.

Motorist awarded $7.15 million following head-on collision with school bus; Suit alleges school district lied about cause of crash

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 15, 2019

A St. Clair County jury awarded a man more than $7.15 million in a suit alleging he was permanently injured when a Mascoutah Community Unit School District bus driver crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision.

Madison County civil docket May 20-24

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 15, 2019

Madison County judges Mudge, Smith, Matoesian, Ruth, and Dugan have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for May 20-24.

Karmeier administers attorney's oath to new lawyers

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 14, 2019

Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier administered the attorney’s oath to 18 new lawyers on May 9 for the Fifth Judicial District.

Suit involving rear-end collision at trial in Mudge's court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 13, 2019

A motorist’s lawsuit alleging she was injured in a rear-end collision on Illinois Route 3 is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Ob/Gyn, healthcare center voluntarily dismissed from wrongful death suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 13, 2019

A mother has voluntarily dismissed her claims against Specialist in Ob/Gyn Ltd. and a physician after her son allegedly died due to an undiagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

ALA hosts roundtable, seminar honoring Fifth District appellate justices

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 13, 2019

The Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA) is hosting an appellate practice seminar and roundtable luncheon honoring Fifth District Appellate Court justices.

Rudolf grants dismissal in suit alleging patient died following colonoscopy; Plaintiff given leave to amend complaint

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 9, 2019

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Heinz Rudolf granted a physician’s motion to dismiss a medical malpractice suit alleging a patient died following a routine colonoscopy.

Gibbons says forfeited drug money will be used to assist Madison County communities

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 9, 2019

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons said any money retained by his office after an Illinois state trooper found $727,000 in suspected drug cartel money in a 60-year-old man’s vehicle will be used to assist local communities.

McGlynn vacates order granting taxable costs in suit alleging copper sulfate dumped into lake

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 8, 2019

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Stephen McGlynn granted a woman’s motion to vacate a judgment he awarded to First National Bank of Waterloo for taxable court costs in a suit alleging the bank dispensed copper sulfate into lake waters.

Motorist awarded $6,000 following O'Fallon Wal-Mart parking lot collision

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 8, 2019

A St. Clair County jury found both drivers involved in a collision in the O’Fallon Wal-Mart parking lot are liable for damages.

Public defender concerned about cost of DNA murder trial for fatally stabbed Edwardsville couple

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 8, 2019

Madison County public defender John J. Rekowksi expressed concern over the cost of investigating DNA evidence found in the master bedroom of an Edwardsville couple who were stabbed to death in March.

Madison County civil docket May 13-17

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 8, 2019

Madison County judges Mudge and Harrison have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of May 13-17.

Madison County Circuit Clerk von Nida will not seek reelection

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 7, 2019

Madison County Circuit Clerk Mark von Nida announced that he will not seek reelection next year.

Customer's trip, fall suit against McDonald's settles

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 6, 2019

A woman’s trip and fall lawsuit against McDonalds settled just before the trial was set to begin in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Heinz Rudolf’s courtroom.

St. Clair County jury awards patient $600,000 in suit alleging injuries from breast reduction surgery

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 6, 2019

A St. Clair County jury awarded a patient $600,000 in a suit alleging she suffered permanent injuries following a bilateral breast reduction surgery.

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