St. Clair County juries awarded a total of roughly $286,647 in 15 civil cases that went to verdict in 2015. Of those 15 cases, there were five defense verdicts and 10 verdicts in favor of plaintiffs. Only five of those cases involved civil cases in the law division, where the plaintiff sought more than $50,000 for damages. The remaining cases were in the arbitration division or the LM division, which includes cases where the plaintiff sought $50,000 or less for damages.
A church and its pastor seek to transfer a construction company’s lawsuit alleging the church violated an employment agreement in a dispute over repairs for a storm-damaged roof. Ryan Construction Co. filed the lawsuit on Aug. 5 against Scott Underwood, Wayman African Methodist Church in Bloomington, Reverend Charles Orr, River City Roofing Co. Inc. and Church Mutual Insurance Co.