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Madison County civil docket Sept. 4-8

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 29, 2017, 1:39pm

There are 34 cases with hearings scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for Sept. 4-8.

State Farm seeks to dismiss conspiracy suit, denies that its investigation wasn't thorough

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 23, 2017, 12:15pm

State Farm seeks to dismiss a woman’s suit alleging she was wrongfully accused of vandalizing a rental home in an effort to pay for dangerous code violations the landlords allegedly refused to repair.

Woman, City of Madison settle suit alleging injuries after falling into manhole while carrying baby

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 23, 2017, 12:03pm

A woman alleging she and a baby were injured when they fell into a manhole has reached a settlement with the City of Madison.

Madison County jury awards motorist more than $33K following rear-end collision

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 23, 2017, 11:21am

A Madison County jury awarded a motorist $33,287.10 in a car crash suit alleging she was injured when another driver rear-ended her vehicle.

Madison County prosecutor Rachelle Aud Crowe announces candidacy for State Senate

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 23, 2017, 10:17am

Madison County prosecutor Rachelle Aud Crowe announced her candidacy in the Democratic Primary for Illinois’ 56th Senate District on Wednesday.

Smith raises nearly $23K in first month of campaign for circuit judge

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 22, 2017, 10:35pm

Madison County Associate Judge Sarah Smith has raised $22,844.43 in the first month of her campaign for circuit judge.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 28-Sept. 1

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 22, 2017, 2:17pm

There are 26 cases with hearings scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for Aug. 28-Sept. 1 with circuit judges Mudge, Dugan and Matoesian.

Mudge grants divorce attorney’s request to withdraw motions for sanctions in legal malpractice suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 17, 2017, 10:02am

An attorney has decided not to seek sanctions against a former client who allegedly filed a frivolous, time-barred legal malpractice suit after the attorney was suspended for her actions in his divorce litigation.

Seventh Circuit: Plaintiff should ‘count himself lucky’ not to be sanctioned after filing same suit twice

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 16, 2017, 11:05am

Seventh Circuit appellate judges affirmed the district court’s order dismissing a breach of contract suit on jurisdictional grounds for the second time after the plaintiff appeared to add a new Illinois defendant in an effort to defeat removal and dismissal.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 22-25

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 15, 2017, 11:46pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Crowder, Mudge, Ruth and Dugan have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Aug. 22-25.

Rear-end collision suit at trial in Mudge’s court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 15, 2017, 8:54pm

A Montgomery County woman’s negligence suit following a rear-end collision is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s court.

Napoli attorney Melanie R. Swearengen dies in collision with train

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 15, 2017, 7:25pm

Edwardsville attorney Melanie R. Swearengen died earlier this month when her vehicle became stuck on train tracks in Brighton and was hit by an Amtrack train.

Mudge transfers slip, fall suit to Effingham County; Plaintiff chose Madison County to 'vindicate' his rights

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2017, 10:53pm

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted Pinnacle Foods’ motion to transfer a man’s icy slip and fall suit to Effingham County after the plaintiff said he chose Madison County as a “neutral” forum “where his rights will be vindicated.”

Manufacturers seek to dismiss bus driver's suit alleging benzene exposure

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2017, 10:23pm

Several manufacturers seek to dismiss a man’s suit alleging his wife died as a result of benzene exposure while working as a bus driver, arguing that the complaint fails to allege specific facts.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 14-18

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2017, 4:37pm

There are 22 cases with hearings scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for Aug. 14-18.

Pit bull owner denies liability in dog attack suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2017, 2:54pm

A pit bull owner denies liability in a woman’s lawsuit alleging she and her own dog were attacked in the plaintiff’s front yard.

East Alton attorney John M. Delaney Jr. found dead in hotel room; He is remembered as ‘well-liked’ and will be ‘dearly missed’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 5, 2017, 12:10am

East Alton attorney John M. Delaney Jr. is fondly remembered by colleagues after he was found dead in a Shelby County hotel room Thursday afternoon.

Softball tournament supporting Collisville officer with cancer scheduled for tomorrow

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 4, 2017, 3:12pm

The Madison County Democrats have partnered with law enforcement for the first time to arrange a softball tournament fundraiser for Collinsville officer Chris Warren following his cancer diagnosis.

Marc Parker announces circuit judge campaign for Barberis vacancy in Madison County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 2, 2017, 2:32pm

Collinsville attorney Marc Parker of Parker Law PC announced Wednesday that he is running for the open Madison County circuit judge seat created by Judge John Barberis’ election to the Fifth District Appellate Court.

Ruth grants class certification in dispute over FOID card processing fee

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 2, 2017, 10:45am

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth granted class certification in a suit alleging the state inappropriately charged a $1 processing fee for firearm owner identification cards.