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White Castle denies liability in employee’s suit alleging video shared without consent

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 7, 2017

White Castle argues that an employee failed to wear protective gear when working with a fryer and then proceeded to remove her pants in a public place, which she knew was under video surveillance.

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 8, 2017

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.”

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 1, 2017

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. 

Family reaches settlement with Cracker Barrel in suit alleging son lacerated fingers from fallen newspaper stand

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 23, 2017

A family has settled its lawsuit alleging their three-year-old son lost two fingers when a newspaper stand fell on him outside a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

Doctor, hospital deny liability in wrongful death suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 21, 2017

A doctor and hospital deny liability in a wrongful death suit alleging a patient developed Asystole following several procedures.

Defendants accuse parents of failing to supervise son in suit alleging lacerated fingers from fallen newspaper stand

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 1, 2017

Defendants sued in a family’s suit alleging their three-year old son lost two fingers when a newspaper stand fell on him argue that the boy’s parents failed to supervise him and allowed him to climb on the stand.

Woman seeks to withdraw preservation order for property destroyed by fire

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 30, 2017

A woman alleging a landlord’s failure to provide smoke detectors caused her relative to die in a fire is asking the court to withdraw an order preserving evidence after she previously requested the preservation.

Randolph County jurors side with defense in fatal accident case; Plaintiff had sought $1 million

By Ann Maher | Nov 15, 2016

Randolph County jurors returned a defense verdict Oct. 21 following a week-long trial over the auto accident death of an 81-year-old man six years ago in Chester.

LeChien's substitution rate remains high; Six times in six recent days, records show

By Record News | Oct 5, 2016

A review of cases assigned to St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien shows that parties asked for substitutes five times in September’s last week and once the next Monday. 

Customer voluntarily dismisses shopping center from icy slip and fall suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 4, 2016

A Schnucks customer voluntarily dismissed an East St. Louis shopping center after he changed the location of his parking lot slip and fall on ice.

Bubby & Sissy's claims concert-goer caused own injuries in fall

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 8, 2016

An Alton tavern claims a concert-goer caused her own injuries when she allegedly fell off a platform while trying to get to the restroom.

Madison County Med mal trial ends in settlement

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 25, 2015

A three-day medical malpractice trial in Madison County came to an end on Thursday after the parties settled for an undisclosed amount in Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s courtroom. Prior to the settlement, the case was expected to last until Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning.

Alton golf course denies liability in personal injury suit, countersues based on indemnity contract

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 8, 2015

An Alton golf course denies liability in a woman’s personal injury suit and alleges she was thrown from a golf cart as a result of her own negligence for failing to properly sit in the cart.

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