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Madison County civil docket April 1-5

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 27, 2019

Madison County judges Dugan, Ruth, Matoesian, Mudge and Stobbs have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for April 1-5.

McGlynn awards taxable costs to First National Bank of Waterloo in suit alleging it dispensed toxins into lake

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 26, 2019

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Stephen McGlynn granted First National Bank of Waterloo’s motion to recover taxable court costs against a woman alleging the defendant dispensed copper sulfate into lake waters.

DUI cases affected by clerical error include woman driving on revoked license

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 21, 2019

The list of drivers whose DUI cases were affected by a clerical error along with former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton when a Madison County clerk failed to timely schedule statutory summary suspension hearings includes a woman with a long criminal history who had been driving on a revoked license.

Madison County civil docket March 25-29

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 20, 2019

Madison County judges Stobbs, Hylla, Smith, Matoesian, Mudge, Ruth and Chapman have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for March 25-29.

St. Clair County residents argue bid-rigging scheme is protected from defamation claims

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 18, 2019

Several St. Clair County residents argue that the lawsuit they filed in federal court accusing a tax buyer of participating in a bid-rigging scheme is protected from defamation and false light claims.

Sides spar over clerical error that allows Wigginton to keep license - and just who is politicizing it?

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 18, 2019

Did former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton receive intentionally favorable treatment in the handling of his Madison County DUI case, or, is an admitted clerical error that allows him to retain his driving privileges being unfairly politicized?

Nightclub denies liability in suit alleging wrong-way driver caused fatal collision

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 14, 2019

Pop’s Nightclub denies liability in a Dram Shop suit alleging a woman died when an intoxicated wrong-way driver caused a collision on I-64.

Madison County Circuit Clerk says clerical error rescinding license suspension for former U.S. attorney not political

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 14, 2019

During a press conference Wednesday, Madison County Circuit Clerk Mark Von Nida said a clerical error that allows former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton, 55, to retain driving privileges after his second DUI in two years was not politically motivated.

Non-jury trial set after helmet manufacturer found in default in suit alleging defective helmet

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 13, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge scheduled a non-jury, damages only trial in a motorcyclist’s suit alleging he suffered a severe brain injury due to a defective helmet.

Madison County civil docket March 18-22

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 13, 2019

Madison County judges Dugan, Ruth and Mudge have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for March 18-22.

Wigginton to keep license while DUI case pends due to court clerk's scheduling error

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 12, 2019

After receiving his second DUI in two years, former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton, 55, will be allowed to keep his driver’s license while his current charges are pending due to scheduling mistake by the Madison County Circuit Clerk's office.

St. Clair County jury awards motorist $7,500 following Sauget crash

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 9, 2019

St. Clair County jurors awarded a motorist $7,500 following a 2011 rear-end collision in Sauget.

Crane Co. substitutes Armstrong Teasdale as counsel in local asbestos cases

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 7, 2019

A frequent target of asbestos litigation, Crane Co. appears to have substituted counsel with a St. Louis asbestos defense firm in all of its local pending asbestos cases in early January.

Village of Godfrey denies liability in suit alleging two-year-old injured on barrel train ride

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 7, 2019

The Village of Godfrey denied liability in a suit alleging a two-year-old girl fell out of a barrel train ride at Glazebrook Park onto a gravel parking lot and was run over by the train operator.

Lavite, VAC deny affirmative defenses in $1 million funding dispute

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 7, 2019

The Veterans Assistance Commission and superintendent Brad Lavite denied Madison County’s affirmative defenses alleging the plaintiffs’ suit seeking more than $1 million due to alleged funding shortfalls is “frivolous” and without “basis in fact or law.”

AmeriGas argues St. Clair County judicial admission not applicable to Madison County suit involving home explosion

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 6, 2019

A gas company argues that a judicial admission in St. Clair County cannot be applied to a Madison County suit alleging a family was injured when their rental home exploded.

Madison County civil docket March 11-15

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 6, 2019

Madison County judges Dugan, Mudge, Chapman, Stobbs and Harrison have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for March 11-15.

Crystal Uhe appointed First Assistant State’s Attorney

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 4, 2019

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons appointed Crystal Uhe as the new First Assistant State’s Attorney.

Drug makers, CVS seek eighth extension to respond to opioid suit DOJ wants dismissed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 1, 2019

Drug makers and retailer CVS filed their eighth motion for an extension of time to answer an opioid suit alleging an unlawful marketing scheme.

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