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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.

Alton property owner, S&J Real Property seek order declaring substitution of judge rule as unconstitutional

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 2, 2019

S&J Real Property seeks an order declaring a Third Judicial Circuit Court rule regarding substitution of judges in class actions as unconstitutional in a suit against the City of Alton alleging residents’ titles were slandered by the delivery of grass-cutting liens.

Insurance professionals ordered to mediate suit involving brokerage contract for Bethalto school district

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 1, 2019

Two insurance professionals have been ordered to mediate their dispute in a suit involving a joint venture to provide insurance brokerage services to Bethalto Community Unit School District #8.

Email, committee minutes show 'read-only' access to Madison County financials was discussed last year

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 1, 2019

Madison County officials entered three exhibits showing Auditor Rick Faccin agreed that read-only access was appropriate for designated county administrators.

Madison County civil docket May 6-10

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 1, 2019

Madison County judges Smith, Dugan, Mudge, Stobbs and Ruth have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for May 6-10.

Court conference continued in VAC's suit over $1 million funding dispute

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 30, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan has continued a case management conference in the Veterans Assistance Commission and superintendent Brad Lavite’s suit seeking more than $1 million due to alleged funding shortfalls.

Motion to dismiss taken under advisement in legal malpractice suit over $785,000 Madison County jury verdict

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 29, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan took an Edwardsville law firm’s motion to dismiss under advisement in a former client’s legal malpractice lawsuit alleging negligent representation resulted in a $780,000 jury verdict.

Mudge elected chief judge of Third Judicial Circuit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 24, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge was elected to take over as chief judge of the Third Judicial Circuit beginning June 3.

Madison County civil docket April 29-May 3

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 24, 2019

Madison County circuit judges Dugan, Mudge, Ruth, and Hylla have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for April 29-May 3.

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