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Property owner says trip, fall plaintiff was injured in fight while intoxicated

EDWARDSVILLE — A Wood River property owner seeks medical records from a woman alleging she tripped on a hole on the defendant's property, arguing that the woman was instead intoxicated and pushed down during an altercation with a third party.

Curt Smith Sporting Goods seeks to dismiss former football player’s head injury suit

A sporting goods company seeks to dismiss a former East St. Louis high school football player’s suit alleging he sustained head injuries due to a defective helmet

Pit bull owner denies liability in dog attack suit

A pit bull owner denies liability in a woman’s lawsuit alleging she and her own dog were attacked in the plaintiff’s front yard.

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

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.

Summary judgment granted in part, denied in part in asbestos attorney's suit

Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison granted in part and denied in part a construction company and contractor’s motion for summary judgment in an asbestos attorney’s lawsuit alleging mold and water infiltrated his $775,000 Troy home.

Trial continued for second time in insurance dispute involving alleged stolen vehicle

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder granted State Farm’s second motion to continue a trial that was scheduled for May 1 in an insurance dispute over an alleged stolen vehicle.

Dugan presides over first trial; Jury awards motorist $5,542 but finds her 50 percent liable

In newly appointed Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan’s courtroom, a jury awarded a motorist $5,542 in a suit involving a parking lot collision, but also found that the plaintiff was 50 percent liable.

Ruth denies summary judgment in dog bite suit

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied two homeowners’ motion for summary judgment in a suit alleging their neighbor’s son was bit by their Akita while caring for their dogs, Marco and Polo.

Trial continued in insurance dispute over alleged stolen vehicle

An insurance dispute over an alleged stolen vehicle that was set to go to trial March 6 was continued to May 1 at 9 a.m.

Madison County jury awards woman $60K in suit alleging she fell through cellar door of foreclosed property

A Madison County jury awarded a woman $60,000 in a suit alleging she fractured her foot after falling through a cellar door while looking at a Collinsville property for sale.

Highland couple denies liability in delivery driver's dog bite suit

A Highland couple allege a delivery driver failed to exercise caution for her own safety in a suit alleging the woman was bit by their dog while delivering a package.

Auctioneer supports motion to dismiss man’s suit alleging injures from upturned garden rake; Guest agrees to amend complaint

A man suing an auctioneer agreed to amend his complaint after the defendant sought dismissal on the grounds that the entity being sued does not legally exist. Jerry Keel filed a complaint on June 10 against Geneve L.

Construction company seeks to dismiss asbestos attorney’s suit alleging water infiltration in Troy home; Argues plaintiffs failed to answer discovery requests

Construction company seeks to dismiss asbestos attorney’s suit alleging water infiltration in Troy home; Argues plaintiffs failed to answer discovery requests Customary Construction seeks to dismiss an asbestos attorney’s lawsuit alleging mold and water infiltrated his $775,000 Troy home.

Suit involving fatal Mascoutah auto accident settles for $2M

A wrongful death action involving a fatal 2014 auto accident in Mascoutah was settled for $2 million.

Auctioneer, property owner deny liability in suit alleging injuries from upturned garden rake

An auctioneer and property owner both deny liability in a guest’s lawsuit alleging he was injured when he stepped on a rake.

Builder of luxury home owned by asbestos attorney says mold suit is 'frivolous'

Story CopyThe builder of a custom, luxury home currently owned by asbestos attorney Christopher Guinn and his wife, says a lawsuit blaming him for water infiltration is "frivolous."

Auto accident trial involving '10 Maryville accident results in defense verdict

Jurors in Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian's court on Wednesday found in favor of defendant Robert Osterhout, who had been sued over a 2010 auto accident in Maryville.

St. Clair County saw 15 civil cases go to jury verdict in 2015; Roughly $286,647 total awarded

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.

Contractors seek to dismiss lawsuit alleging Caseyville couple’s house caught fire due to faulty insulation

Several contractors seek to dismiss a lawsuit alleging faulty insulation installation in a Caseyville couple’s fireplace caused their home to catch fire.

Automotive manufacturer denies liability in wrongful death suit alleging seat bolts gave out during collision

An automotive manufacturer and a driver are countersuing each other in a wrongful death suit alleging defective seat bolts gave out during a rear-end collision.