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Request for punitive damages allowed in suit against AmeriGas; Leaking propane allegedly caused rental property explosion

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 12, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian granted State Farm’s motion to request punitive damages against a propane company after leaking gas caused an explosion at a rental property, which allegedly “knocked a home from its foundation and nearly killed an entire family.”

Henderson Trucking says former employee gave confidential information to third party

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 13, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A Caseyville trucking company is suing a former employee and delivery service company after the employee allegedly disclosed false statements about her former employer's finances.

Edwardsville school district settles suit alleging injury from fallen light fixture

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 29, 2016

A Missouri woman has reached a settlement with the Edwardsville school district in a lawsuit alleging she was injured when a loose light fixture fell from the ceiling at the Edwardsville High School and hit her.

Edwardsville School District seeks to dismiss woman’s personal injury suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 2, 2016

According to the complaint, Thompson was at Edwardsville High School inside the auditorium on Dec. 7, 2014. She claims a loose light fixture on the ceiling fell and struck her, resulting in injuries to her head, neck and shoulders.

Agreed order in trooper wrongful death case stipulates counsel will proceed in civil fashion

By The Madison County Record | Dec 18, 2015

HILLSBORO – Swansea attorney Tom Keefe signed an order on Dec. 14, agreeing to not resort to snide, insulting, derogatory, uncivil or harassing comments in Montgomery County circuit court. Keefe withdraws an allegation that lawyers for DOT Foods and a trucking subsidiary deserve sanctions for misconduct at a deposition of a company witness. He concedes that his client Sarah Deatherage must answer questions about dating and social life. He agrees not to disparage opposing counsel in email to l

Plaintiff attorney in high profile trooper death case accuses defense attorney of leaking to press

By The Madison County Record | Dec 16, 2015

HILLSBORO – Lawyer Tom Keefe of Swansea accused lawyer Bill Knapp of Edwardsville of tipping the Record about a deposition of client Sarah Deatherage, in a message he sent to Knapp and 25 other lawyers. Keefe also accused two other lawyers of leaking to the Record, in a brief for a Dec. 14 hearing in Montgomery County circuit court.

Car accident trial ends in request for sanctions

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 7, 2015

A woman alleging injuries following a Glen Carbon vehicle accident is asking the court to sanction the defense counsel after they allegedly violated two orders in limine during trial last week.

Two car accident lawsuits at trial in Madison County

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 2, 2015

Two car accident lawsuits went to trial this week in the Madison County Circuit Court. Judges Dennis Ruth and Tom Chapman are presiding over the cases.

Permanent grief claims in trooper widow's wrongful death case open door to discovery

By The Madison County Record | Sep 30, 2015

HILLSBORO – Sarah Deatherage, widow of state trooper Kyle Deatherage, must testify about her dating and social life, Montgomery County Circuit Judge Douglas Jarman ruled on Sept. 17. He ordered her to answer questions she wouldn’t answer in June, at a deposition for her suit against the owners and the driver of a truck that hit her husband.

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