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Medical malpractice suit at trial in Stobbs’ court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 23, 2019

A medical malpractice suit alleging a woman’s bladder was lacerated during a laproscopy procedure is at trial in Madison County Associate Judge Stobbs’ courtroom.

St. Clair County tax buyer files defamation suit against Prenzler, others over bid-rigging lawsuit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 17, 2019

A St. Clair County tax buyer accused of participating in a bid-rigging scheme is suing Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler and several others for allegedly fabricating the claims as a political stunt.

Hearing on settlement approval set in dispute over St. Clair Township sewer fees

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 17, 2019

A hearing on settlement approval has been set for next month in a class action alleging the Village of Swansea charges St. Clair Township residents higher sewer fees than Swansea residents.

Madison County civil docket Jan. 21-25

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 16, 2019

There are three law cases scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for Jan. 21-25 with Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs and Circuit Judge William Mudge.

St. Clair County plaintiffs awarded nearly $3 million in 2018 jury trials

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 16, 2019

St. Clair County jurors awarded plaintiffs a total of $2,944,782 in 11 jury trials last year.

Madison County saw nine jury trials in 2018; Jurors award plaintiffs more than $186K in damages

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 11, 2019

Plaintiff verdicts in 2018 may have amounted to two-thirds of the trial outcomes, but jurors sent a clear message to plaintiffs pursuing collision suits after they entered several awards for $1,000 or less. In those suits, a motorist was awarded $1,000 and two bus passengers were awarded $1,000 and $500.

Schroeder rescinds summary suspension after Gori was arrested for DUI, citing ‘improper warning’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 10, 2019

Madison County Associate Judge Neil Schroeder granted asbestos attorney Randy Gori’s petition to rescind summary suspension after he was charged for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

‘False claim’ suit DOJ wants dismissed in SDIL is reassigned

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 9, 2019

BENTON -- An opioid lawsuit against drug maker UCB and retailer CVS that that a U.S. attorney moved to dismiss for allegedly wasting the government’s time has been reassigned to Magistrate Judge Mark A. Beatty of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Trial continued to April for Wood River Levee District treasurer

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 9, 2019

The trial for Wood River Drainage and Levee District secretary and treasurer Jamie Butkovich has been continued to April 1 after she was charged with stealing district funds from March 2017 to September 2018.

Madison County civil docket Jan. 14-18

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 9, 2019

Madison County judges Mudge, Ruth, Dugan, Chapman, and Stobbs have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Jan. 14-18.

Gleeson: Man admits to making false statements regarding home explosion; Glen Carbon attorney seeks sanctions following alleged threats

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 2, 2019

St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson entered an order stating that a man made “conclusive judicial admissions” about false statements regarding the circumstances of a home explosion.

St. Clair County jury awards Cahokia mechanic more than $845K following bus incident, crash

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 2, 2019

A mechanic for the Cahokia School District was awarded $845,542.08 after he allegedly suffered injuries in a Cahokia crash in 2015 and again when he was hit by a bus hood in 2017.

Madison County civil docket Jan. 7-11

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 2, 2019

There are only two law cases on the civil docket in Madison County from Jan. 7-11.

Wood River seeks to dismiss suit over grass cutting liens

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 1, 2019

The City of Wood River argues that a grass-cutting lien was placed on a Wood River property under its previous owners and could not have caused slander to the plaintiff in a suit alleging property owners were not properly notified of the liens.

St. Clair County jury awards passenger more than $180K

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 27, 2018

A St. Clair County jury awarded a passenger $182,540.08 in a suit that at one time asserted claims from three separate St. Clair County collisions.

Trial set for Wood River Levee District treasurer; Police report shows nearly $70K stolen

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 24, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli scheduled a trial for Jan. 7 for Wood River Drainage and Levee District secretary and treasurer Jamie Butkovich, who was charged with stealing district funds from March 2017 to September 2018.

City of Alton opposes judge substitution in suit over grass-cutting liens

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 21, 2018

The City of Alton opposes a substitution of judge in a lawsuit alleging the city failed to deliver grass-cutting liens personally or by certified mail.

Truck driver, employer settle suit involving fatal I-55 crash in November 2017

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 19, 2018

The father of a woman who was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on I-55 in November 2017 has reached a confidential settlement with the truck driver who caused the collision and his employer.

Madison County civil docket Dec. 27-Jan. 4

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 19, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Dugan, Mudge, Crowder, Ruth and Matoesian have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Dec. 27-Jan. 4. However, Crowder and Matoesian's dockets will be handled by other judges. Crowder retired earlier this month and Matoesian has been off the bench since Labor Day.

Motorist’s suit alleging injuries from Cahokia crash at trial in Gleeson’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 18, 2018

A motorist’s lawsuit alleging he was injured in a 2015 crash in Cahokia is at trial in St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson’s courtroom.

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