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Sixteen Madison County jury trials went to verdict in 2016; Nearly $8 million awarded to nine plaintiffs

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 5, 2017

Madison County jurors awarded a total of $7,987,756 in 16 civil jury trials that went all the way to verdict in 2016.

LeChien substitution rate persists in St. Clair County

By Record News | Dec 21, 2016

St. Clair County voters approved circuit judge Robert LeChien in November, but litigants continue seeking to replace him. 

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 29, 2016

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 15, 2016

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.

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. 

Suit involving fatal Mascoutah auto accident settles for $2M

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 10, 2016

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 30, 2016

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 23, 2016

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.

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

By Ann Maher | Jun 3, 2016

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

By Ann Maher | Feb 18, 2016

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 6, 2016

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 15, 2015

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 1, 2015

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.

Church, reverend seek to transfer breach of contract suit to McLean County

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 17, 2015

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.

Couple sued over fireworks injury says guest was aware of the danger

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 3, 2015

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.

Trucking company seeks to transfer slip and fall suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 14, 2015

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.

Gold’s Gym removed slip and fall case to federal court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 25, 2015

An O’Fallon Gold’s Gym removed a customer’s slip and fall lawsuit to federal court after it denied liability in the matter.

Wrongful death involving high-speed collision settles for $75,000

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 4, 2015

A wrongful death suit resulting from a collision at 100 miles per hour has settled for $75,000.

Couple denies lying about stolen vehicle in State Farm claim

By Heather Gvillo | Jun 16, 2015

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.

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