St. Clair County voters approved circuit judge Robert LeChien in November, but litigants continue seeking to replace him.
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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.
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.
A wrongful death action involving a fatal 2014 auto accident in Mascoutah was settled for $2 million.
An auctioneer and property owner both deny liability in a guest’s lawsuit alleging he was injured when he stepped on a rake.
Judge Ruth denies builder's motion to dismiss asbestos attorney's 'frivolous' lawsuit; Suit alleges mold, water infiltration in $775K Troy home
Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied a home builder’s motion to dismiss an asbestos attorney’s lawsuit alleging water infiltration in a custom Troy home.
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."
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 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.
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.
A Madison County couple accused of negligence when a guest was injured by a fireworks display argue that the woman was “aware and appreciated” the danger of watching fireworks.
A trucking company sued in an employee’s slip and fall case seeks to transfer the personal injury lawsuit to White County, where the defendant is allegedly a resident.
An O’Fallon Gold’s Gym removed a customer’s slip and fall lawsuit to federal court after it denied liability in the matter.
A wrongful death suit resulting from a collision at 100 miles per hour has settled for $75,000.
A couple who sued State Farm for failing to cover a stolen vehicle and was later accused of lying about the stolen vehicle is denying the allegations and claiming the counter-defendant’s false statements should not affect the plaintiff’s claim. Kelneshia S.