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Mudge dismisses legal malpractice suit against divorce attorney; Reserves judgment on request for sanctions

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 2, 2017, 10:44am

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted dismissal in an “untimely” legal malpractice suit against a previously suspended divorce attorney who later sought sanctions against her former client for allegedly filing a frivolous suit he knew was time barred.

Ruth denies dismissal in Edwardsville attorney’s defamation suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 2, 2017, 10:42am

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied dismissal in an Edwardsville attorney’s defamation suit alleging a client’s opponent accused him of having low ethical standards and questioned his firm’s employee diversity.

Inspector, home sellers deny liability in suit alleging undisclosed mold

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 1, 2017, 9:53pm

An inspection company and the home sellers deny liability in a buyer’s lawsuit alleging they failed to disclose mold and moisture damage.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 7-11

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 1, 2017, 2:30pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Crowder and Mudge have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Aug. 7-11.

School districts file opposition to Rauner, state’s motion to dismiss school funding dispute

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 28, 2017, 8:56am

In an opposition against the state’s motion to dismiss a dispute over school funding, several school districts argue that the “voluntary” Learning Standards are mandated by required tests that help define the students’ college admission.

Domino's franchise asks court to compel arbitration in suit seeking vehicle expenses

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 28, 2017, 8:55am

A Domino’s Pizza franchise asks the district court to compel Domino’s delivery drivers to individually arbitrate their claims in a suit seeking compensation for vehicle expenses.

Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder retiring; Associate Judge Smith announces campaign for open seat

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 27, 2017, 4:39pm

Madison County Associate Judge Sarah Smith announced Wednesday that she will run for the open circuit judge seat created by Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s retirement when her term ends in December 2018.

Trial rescheduled in former judge Byron's personal injury suit against Wal-Mart

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 25, 2017, 8:40pm

Madison County circuit judge Barbara Crowder rescheduled a jury trial for March 12, 2018, in former circuit judge Nicholas Byron’s suit alleging he was injured when he fell off a pre-assembled saddle stool.

Madison County jury returns verdict in favor of Fast Eddie’s in customer’s trip, fall suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 25, 2017, 8:37pm

A Madison County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Fast Eddie’s Bon Air in a woman’s personal injury suit alleging she tripped on an unmarked curb.

Horse training facility seeks to transfer suit to Madison County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 25, 2017, 8:32pm

A horse training facility and its operators seek to transfer a man’s suit alleging he fell from a spooked horse to Madison County Circuit Court.

Yandle extends trial date in St. Clair County bid rigging suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 25, 2017, 2:07pm

District Judge Staci Yandle reset a trial in several St. Clair County residents’ bid rigging suit against former treasurer Charles Suarez and several tax buyers.

St. Clair County jury awards rental car company more than $36K

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 25, 2017, 1:32pm

A St. Clair County jury awarded a rental car company $36,462.48 in a suit seeking reimbursement following an East St. Louis collision involving one of its rented vehicles.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 2-4

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 24, 2017, 10:56pm

Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan has three hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Aug. 2-4.

Madison County civil docket July 25-28

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 20, 2017, 11:50pm

Madison County circuit judges Crowder, Mudge, Matoesian and Ruth have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for July 25-28.

Trip, fall suit against Fast Eddie’s Bon Air at trial in Mudge’s court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 18, 2017, 8:52pm

A woman’s trip and fall suit against Fast Eddie’s Bon Air alleging she tripped on an unmarked curb is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Conductor's personal injury suit at trial on damages in Lopinot's court after prior mistrial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 11, 2017, 5:26pm

After a mistrial was ordered in a railroad employee’s personal injury lawsuit against Union Pacific, the case is at trial on the issue of causation and damages in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot’s courtroom.

Budget Rent-A-Car's suit seeking reimbursement following East St. Louis collision is at trial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 11, 2017, 9:41am

A rental car company's arbitration suit seeking reimbursement following an East St. Louis collision involving one of its rented vehicles is at trial in St. Clair County Associate Judge Thomas Cannady's courtroom.

Lawn care company settles defamation suit with mobile home park

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 11, 2017, 8:28am

The owner of a lawn care company has reached an undisclosed settlement with a mobile home park after the manager allegedly accused the plaintiff and his employees of doing drugs while working.

Turtle Wax files motion to dismiss suit alleging benzene exposure

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 11, 2017, 8:10am

Turtle Wax seeks to dismiss a man’s suit alleging he developed acute mycloid leukemia from benzene exposure, arguing that the lawsuit fails to provide specific facts.

Motorist reaches $700K settlement with Americorp; Truck driver had criminal record, history of drug use

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 6, 2017, 10:57pm

The Langdon & Emison law firm reached a $700,000 settlement with Americorp Xpress Carriers in a suit alleging a tractor-trailer crash caused by a truck driver with a criminal record, previous driving convictions and a history of drug use.