Heather Isringhausen Gvillo News

IL SC to hear parents' class action seeking compensation for lead test paid for entirely by Medicaid

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 28, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear a class action in which the parents of minor children who underwent lead toxicity testing claim they should be able to recover damages for the cost of the tests even though they were paid for entirely by Medicaid.

Trucking company argues lack of personal jurisdiction in suit alleging unpaid insurance premiums

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 27, 2019

A Tennessee trucking company seeks to dismiss a former Missouri employee’s wrongful termination lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction.

St. Morgan farmers dismiss defendants in suit alleging pesticides killed produce crops

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 27, 2019

A company responsible for spraying pesticides and its employee were dismissed from Madison County farmers’ complaint alleging pesticides from a neighboring farm killed their produce crop.

Renters seek to exclude testimony of allegedly false statements in suit involving home explosion

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 27, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge scheduled a hearing for next week on a couple’s motion for judicial notice of admissions of false statements in a suit alleging the plaintiffs were injured when their rental home exploded.

Madison County civil docket March 4-8

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 27, 2019

Madison County circuit judges Mudge, Ruth, Dugan and Smith have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for March 4-8.

Retired judge Mendelsohn seeks expedited trial in personal injury suit due to 'advanced age'

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 21, 2019

Retired Madison County judge Ralph J. Mendelsohn requested an expedited trial in his suit alleging he was injured when he fell on uneven steps at an Alton pub.

Madison County calls VAC funding suit 'frivolous'; Lavite, VAC seek more than $1M in funding shortfalls

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 21, 2019

Madison County called a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million due to alleged shortfalls in funding for the Veterans Assistance Commission “frivolous” and without “basis in fact or law."

Man accused of making false statements about home explosion appeals summary judgment

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 20, 2019

A man accused of making false statements regarding the circumstances of a home explosion has appealed St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson’s order granting summary judgment to the plaintiffs.

St. Clair County jurors reach defense verdict in Washington Park collision suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 20, 2019

A St. Clair County jury reached a verdict in favor of defendant David Potts in a car crash suit involving a Washington Park collision.

Asbestos to family law: Barry Julian sworn in as associate judge

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 20, 2019

Newly appointed Madison County associate judge Barry Julian will preside over the family division after being sworn into his new role on Feb 8.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 25-March 1

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 20, 2019

Madison County judges Mudge, Chapman, Matoesian, Mudge, Dugan, Ruth and Hylla have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Feb. 25 to March 1.

Ruth takes summary judgment under advisement in FOID card class action

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 14, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth took summary judgment under advisement in a class action alleging an additional $1 filing fee for FOID cards in Illinois is unlawful.

Bankruptcy judge denies motion to dismiss Bestwall’s Chapter 11 case; Beyer: Bestwall’s case ‘wrongfully motivated’ but justified by ‘sufficient financial distress’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 14, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bankruptcy judge Laura T. Beyer said Bestwall LLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition under Section 524(g) was “wrongfully motivated” but denied the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants' motion to dismiss for filing in bad faith.

Attorneys Hipskind, McAninch selected as 2019 Rising Stars

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 13, 2019

Attorneys John Hipskind and Brady McAninch of Belleville have been selected as part of the 2019 Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars for Illinois.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 19-22

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 13, 2019

Madison County judges Chapman, Hylla, Smith, Harrison, Ruth and Dugan have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Feb. 19-22.

Madison County jury reaches defense verdict in patient’s suit alleging lacerated bladder

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 12, 2019

A Madison County jury returned a verdict in favor of St. Anthony’s Medical Center and a physician in a medical malpractice suit alleging a patient’s bladder was lacerated during a laproscopy procedure.

Smith to preside over civil case in law division; Plaintiff awarded $50K in arbitration

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 8, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge Sarah Smith will preside over a case management conference Feb. 15 in a suit involving a Madison collision in which the plaintiff was awarded $50,000 in arbitration in June.

Dugan partially grants motion to dismiss legal malpractice suit involving $780K Madison County jury verdict

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2019

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

Yandle sets hearing for next month in 'false claim' opioid suit DOJ wants dismissed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2019

District Judge Staci Yandle set a motion hearing for next month to address a U.S. attorney’s motion to dismiss an opioid suit against drug maker UCB and retailer CVS that he claims wasted the government’s time.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 11-15

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2019

Madison County circuit judges Mudge, Ruth and Smith have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Feb. 11-15.

The Record Network