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Community center denies liability in suit alleging Riverbender chaperone injured hand

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 29, 2018

A community center argues that a chaperone for youth activities caused his own injuries when his hand was allegedly crushed by a gate roller.

Sandberg Phoenix, attorneys argue legal malpractice suit over $785K verdict is deficient

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 25, 2018

An Edwardsville law firm and two attorneys seek to dismiss a former client’s legal malpractice lawsuit alleging negligent representation resulted in a $785,000 jury verdict in Madison County.

Dugan says he is troubled by political makeup of Madison County judiciary

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 24, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan, who is running on the Republican ticket for the seat he currently occupies, said he believes in an “independent judiciary” that is “above the fray of politics” and is troubled by the political makeup of the Madison County judiciary.

Madison County civil docket Oct. 29-Nov. 2

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 24, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Dugan, Mudge and Ruth have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

Status conference set for defamation suit involving home explosion; Renters, attorney seek sanctions over alleged threats

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 24, 2018

A status conference has been set in a defamation suit alleging a man made maliciously false statements regarding the circumstances of a home explosion.

Madison County jury awards bus passengers $500 and $1,000 in collision suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 20, 2018

Two passengers alleging they were injured when a motorist struck the rear of a Metro transit bus were awarded $500 and $1000 following a three-day trial in Madison County Associate Judge Steven Stobbs’ courtroom.

Smith selected to attend US Army War College

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 19, 2018

Madison County Associate Judge Sarah Smith has been selected as one of three Illinois Army National Guard Officers to attend the US Army War College.

Lawyer contributions to Smith exceed total contributions for other Madison County judicial candidates

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 17, 2018

Plaintiff lawyers and firms make up more than half of the campaign contributions for Democratic judicial candidate Sarah Smith in Madison County.

Madison County jurors award motorist $100K; Defendant rejected $18K arbitration award

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 17, 2018

A Madison County jury awarded a motorist $100,000 in a suit involving a Wood River collision.

Collision suit involving Metro transit bus at trial in Stobbs’ court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 17, 2018

A lawsuit alleging two passengers were injured when a motorist struck the rear of a Metro transit bus is at trial in Madison County Associate Judge Steven Stobbs’ courtroom.

Madison County civil docket Oct. 22-26

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 17, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Mudge, Dugan, Crowder, Ruth and Matoesian have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Oct. 22-26.

Madison County jury reaches defense verdict in slip, fall suit; Plaintiff allegedly told emergency responders she fell down stairs

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 15, 2018

Madison County jurors reached a defense verdict in favor of a homeowner in a woman’s suit alleging she was injured when she slipped and fell on a rug.

Former Madison County employee argues conflict of interest still exists in corruption investigation in light of new grand jury information

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 12, 2018

Former Madison County employee Stephen Adler argues that a conflict of interest still exists in a corruption case against county officials based on new information regarding Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons’ involvement in a grand jury investigation that resulted in a series of raids at the county administration building.

Judicial candidate Mark Rabe forms campaign committee weeks before election

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 10, 2018

Madison County circuit judge candidate Mark Rabe, who is dedicated to keeping court costs on taxpayer dollars down, recently reported his first campaign contribution over $1,000 with just under four weeks until Election Day.

Woman’s trip, fall suit at trial in Mudge’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 10, 2018

A woman’s lawsuit alleging she tripped on a rug and fell is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Madison County jury awards motorist $12K

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 10, 2018

A Madison County jury awarded a motorist $12,000 in a suit involving an Alton rear-end collision.

Madison County civil docket Oct. 15-19

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 10, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Dugan, Ruth and Crowder have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Oct. 15-19.

Madison County jury returns defense verdict in collision suit; Plaintiff asked for more than $345K

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 5, 2018

A Madison County jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant Jennifer Pitts in a collision suit where both parties claimed they had a green light.

Account holders settle fraud claims against Scott Credit Union, former employee

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 3, 2018

Several plaintiffs alleging an agent of Scott Credit Union misappropriated their funds have settled their consumer fraud and negligence claims.

Sears, Kmart deny liability in suit alleging clothing caught fire

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 3, 2018

Sears Holdings Publishing Co. and Kmart Corporation deny liability in a woman’s suit alleging clothing she purchased from the defendants caught fire.

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