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Illinois Supreme Court says State's Attorneys cannot make traffic stops absent police investigations; Concludes SAFE units are unauthorized

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 3, 2017, 2:33pm

The Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the Third District Appellate Court’s decision that the La Salle County State’s Attorney’s Felony Enforcement (SAFE) unit does not have the authority to conduct traffic stops and make arrests as part of its independent drug investigations. 

St. Clair County jury reaches defense verdict in oilfield investor dispute

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 30, 2017, 8:51am

A St. Clair County jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant Dupo Oilfield on June 21 in a case alleging an investor did not receive its interest in the business.

Gateway Motorsports Park denies liability, says man died from preexisting medical condition following go-cart crash

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 28, 2017, 2:00pm

Gateway Motorsports Park argues that a man who was killed following a go-cart crash two years ago died due to preexisting medical conditions and signed a liability release before using the go-carts.

Nurse denies liability in suit alleging blisters from cosmetic vein treatment

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 28, 2017, 1:56pm

A nurse claims a patient’s own negligence caused her injuries in a medical malpractice suit alleging the patient suffered blisters and hair loss during a cosmetic vein treatment.

Fifth District hears oral arguments for appeals of Judge LeChien's order on employee pay

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 28, 2017, 12:50pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court heard oral arguments on June 13 in two consolidated appeals stemming from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s declaration that negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) have reached impasse and that workers’ contracts have expired.

Rauner, state file motion to dismiss school districts' lawsuit over state funding

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 27, 2017, 11:27pm

Attorney General Lisa Madigan argues that claims brought against Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state by 17 school districts must be dismissed, stating that funding for public education is controlled by legislators.

Physical therapy center, doctors dispute patient’s claim she fractured foot during therapy session; Jury trial scheduled for April 2018

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 22, 2017, 8:40pm

A jury trial has been scheduled for next April in a medical malpractice lawsuit against Apex Physical, in which the therapy center disputes a patient’s claims that she fractured her foot during her physical therapy session following a stroke.

Student reaches settlement with Lindenwood University in suit alleging he fell from dorm bed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 21, 2017, 12:14am

A student’s lawsuit against Lindenwood University alleging he was injured when he fell from a bunk bed in his dorm room has been dismissed after the parties reached an undisclosed settlement.

St. Clair County responds to residents' motion to strike bid rigging suit; Parties seek to extend August trial date

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 20, 2017, 9:24pm

St. Clair County and former treasurer Charles Suarez filed a response to several residents’ motion to strike their reply supporting summary judgment, claiming that their reply sufficiently argues “exceptional circumstances” to file the reply in a suit alleging they participated in a bid rigging scheme.

Kolker denies dismissal in legal malpractice case involving divorce dispute

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 20, 2017, 9:11pm

St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker denied the Blake Behme Law Group’s motion to dismiss a former client’s $1.15 million legal malpractice suit, in which they argued that she agreed to a divorce settlement on her own after her attorneys advised against it.

Notice of impending dismissal filed in nurse's suit alleging termination following breast cancer

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 20, 2017, 9:03pm

Notice of impending dismissal was given in a nurse’s discrimination suit alleging she was wrongfully terminated after she took leave for breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer.

St. Clair County jury awards mother, daughter $300K in 15-year-old medical malpractice case alleging birth injury

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 13, 2017, 9:52pm

A St. Clair County jury awarded a mother and her daughter $300,000 in a 2002 medical malpractice suit alleging the minor suffered hypoxia and fetal depression during birth, allegedly causing permanent hearing loss.

Delivery, assembly company denies liability in suit alleging child’s bed collapsed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 13, 2017, 9:52pm

A delivery and assembly company denies liability in a Belleville woman’s lawsuit alleging a bed she purchased from Ashley Furniture collapsed with her child in it.

St. Clair County jury awards motorist $107K in crash suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 13, 2017, 9:44pm

A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorist $107,706.57 following a Shiloh collision in Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot’s courtroom.

Yandle denies tax buyers’ motion to file reply in support of summary judgment in St. Clair County bid rigging suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 7, 2017, 2:49pm

U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle denied a group of St. Clair County tax buyers’ request to file a reply in support of their motion for summary judgment while St. Clair County and the former treasurer filed their own separate reply in a suit alleging they participated in a bid rigging scheme.

Geico seeks to dismiss suit alleging vehicle evidence shipped to Africa; Insurer says underlying collision suits have been settled

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 6, 2017, 7:11pm

Geico seeks to dismiss an East St. Louis trucking company’s lawsuit alleging the insurance company shipped a vehicle to Africa that was evidence in three lawsuits that have since been settled.

Crowder selected as Secretary of the Illinois Judges Association

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 6, 2017, 6:57pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder was selected to serve as the Secretary of the Illinois Judges Association during the annual meeting on June 2.

Former judge Baricevic represents tax buyer convicted of bid rigging in former wife’s suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 6, 2017, 5:43pm

John Vassen, who pleaded guilty to rigging bids at tax sales, his brother and his father’s estate all seek to dismiss Vassen’s former wife’s suit seeking $714,757, arguing that she conducted improper service.

St. Clair County jury reaches defense verdict in Gleeson's court in medical malpractice suit alleging misdiagnosed spinal injury

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 1, 2017, 1:36pm

A St. Clair County jury returned a verdict in favor of all four defendant medical professionals on Wednesday in Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson's courtroom in a suit alleging they failed to recognize the severity of a patient's spinal injury. 

Fifth District affirms $785K whistleblower verdict in alleged EPA violations case

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 31, 2017, 10:46am

The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a Madison County jury’s verdict and Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth’s handling of a truck driver’s whistleblower suit alleging he was terminated after reporting his employer for allegedly inappropriately dumping toxic substances.