Reed, Armstrong Mudge & Morrissey News

Defense asks to move negligence trial due to client's pregnancy

By Amelia Flood | Jun 2, 2009

Ruth A 2000 negligence trial that was slated to begin Monday in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth's court is on hold as the defense asks for a different trial due to their client's pregnancy.

East Alton roofer's trial continued to August

By Amelia Flood | May 12, 2009

Although the courtroom was ready, the trial in a negligence suit against an East Alton roofing company did not happen as planned. The trial has been postponed to Aug. 17 due to an attorney's family emergency.

Property damage lawsuit goes to trial Monday

By Amelia Flood | May 8, 2009

Matoesian A 2004 dispute over property damage caused by roofing repairs is up for trial Monday. The plaintiff is seeking nearly $200,000 for damages he says were caused by lax roofers and rain.

Counter suit filed by construction company

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 26, 2009

Thery Construction Company has filed a complaint against Carrie Stawar, alleging they should not be held liable for another woman's injuries because the injuries were caused by Stawar's negligence.

Country Mutual sues driver over payout to its insured

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 2, 2009

Country Mutual Insurance Company has filed suit against Norman L. Cambron, alleging it was forced to pay medical bills of one of its insured clients after he got into a collision with Cambron.

Kris Lakin settles personal injury claim, avoids trial

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 13, 2008

Lakin Kris Lakin avoided trial and settled a personal injury case filed against him.

Kris Lakin is defendant in Byron's final trial before retirement

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 7, 2008

Byron Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron will hold his final jury trial on Nov. 10.

Chemical company wants railroad to pay for hydrochloric acid spill

By Ann Knef | Jul 11, 2007

An 800-pound hydrochloric acid spill in an East St. Louis rail yard is being blamed on Alton and Southern Railway Co., according to a civil suit filed June 25 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Peel claims he was seduced by sister-in-law, defense rests

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 21, 2007

Gary Peel It took Gary Peel's legal team only one day to present evidence before resting in the embattled lawyer's criminal case.

Peel trial centers on FBI agents' testimony

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 19, 2007

FBI agent Melanie Jimenez testified that Gary Peel's demeanor changed from sarcasm to nervous and fidgety once she discovered torn and crumbled pieces of paper in his trash can at the Lakin Law Firm in Wood River on Jan. 31, 2006.

Prosecutor says Peel used nude photos to get favorable divorce settlement

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 16, 2007

Gary Peel A federal prosecutor said he will prove that at least one of the nude photos Gary Peel took of his ex-wife's 16-year-old sister at an Edwardsville law office in 1974 depict child pornography.

Cassens' foe scolded for wasting time

By Steve Korris | Sep 1, 2006

Tom Maag Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack dropped Cassens & Sons auto dealership from a personal injury suit last week and scolded attorney Brian Wendler for naming the dealer as a defendant in his suits.

Armettia Peach's case against CIM in court June 29

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

Armettia Peach's class action lawsuit against CIM Insurance of Southfield, Mich. will be in court before Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron June 29 on a defense motion to dismiss.

Peach's cases in court on April 15

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 7, 2005

CIM Insurance of Southfield, Mich. will be in court April 15 to argue its motion to dismiss a class action complaint in front of Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron. Represented by Stephen Mudge of Reed, Armstrong, Gorman, Mudge and Morrissey of Edwardsville, CIM is accused of violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

Country Mutual fraud case in court

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 20, 2004

Judge Nicholas Byron will preside over a case management conference in Bonnie M. Lancey v. Country Mutual Insurance, a class action case which accuses the insurance company of fraud and breach of contract, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.

Conference set in Peach v. CIM

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 20, 2004

Attorneys for a Granite City woman who filed a class action suit against CIM Insurance Corp. will be in court Oct. 27 for a case management conference.

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