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Conductor's personal injury suit at trial on damages in Lopinot's court after prior mistrial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 11, 2017, 5:26pm

After a mistrial was ordered in a railroad employee’s personal injury lawsuit against Union Pacific, the case is at trial on the issue of causation and damages in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot’s courtroom.

Yandle transfers railroad injury suit: 'Litigation has little or no connection to this district’

The Madison County Record May 2, 2017, 5:15pm

BENTON – U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle transferred a railroad conductor’s injury suit to a court closer to his home and job.

Union Pacific prevails at Supreme Court in St. Clair County FELA case

The Madison County Record Feb. 20, 2017, 4:31pm

SPRINGFIELD – Union Pacific Railroad, which won a jury verdict in an employee’s injury trial but lost it at the Fifth District appellate court, regained its victory at the Illinois Supreme Court on Feb. 17.

Illinois Central Railroad seeks to dismiss former engineer’s suit alleging harassment caused heart attack

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 12, 2016, 4:20pm

Illinois Central Railroad seeks to dismiss a former railroad engineer’s lawsuit alleging harassment by his supervisor and fear of physical contact caused him to suffer a heart attack.

Fifth District finds circumstantial evidence was sufficient to secure FELA verdict against Union Pacific; Moore sharply dissents

Ann Maher Jan. 18, 2016, 11:27am

A railroad worker who was rear-ended by a drunk driver while being transported in a van from a rail yard to a train in 2008 will get another shot at convincing St. Clair County jurors that Union Pacific was negligent for the auto accident.

Maritime company says employee’s lawsuit barred by statute of limitations

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 15, 2015, 11:03am

A maritime company seeks to dismiss an employee’s lawsuit alleging injuries while installing a motor on a barge.

National Vinegar sour about insurance company's refusal to pay claim

Angelino Menconi Dec. 4, 2015, 12:00pm

GREENVILLE — A Missouri vinegar manufacturer is suing its insurance company, alleging that it refused to pay for loss of stock due to sabotage at its Olney facility.

Genesis Marine denies liability in man’s suit alleging crushed hand from 5,000-pound motor

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 1, 2015, 9:41am

A maritime company denies liability and claims an employee’s own negligence is to blame in his lawsuit alleging he was injured while installing a motor on a barge.

Union Pacific seeks to dismiss employee’s suit alleging emotional injuries following fatal accident; calls allegations ‘vague’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 21, 2015, 8:53am

Union Pacific Railroad seeks to dismiss an employee’s lawsuit alleging emotional distress after a woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near where he was working.

Gleeson denies 'John Doe' sanction motions in LW Systems case

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 25, 2013, 3:51pm


Charter seeks sanctions against LW Systems for failing to comply with Aug. 7 order; Says court rules are 'not merely suggestions'

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 3, 2013, 7:46am


Defendants in suit over loan dispute ask for transfer to Cook County; Plaintiff seeks more than $1.6 million in suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 12, 2013, 9:38am


Status conference set in case against Norfolk Southern over faulty hand brake

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 11, 2013, 1:53pm


Fifth District affirms dismissal of suit seeking to recover funds stolen by Alton attorney

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 7, 2012, 9:53am

Stewart Relying on the statute of limitations, a panel of the Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed the dismissal of a woman's lawsuit over funds that were stolen by her former and now-deceased Alton attorney.

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First Bank expands into Florida banking market

The Madison County Record Aug. 6, 2007, 8:00am

BRADENTON, Fla. and ST. LOUIS -- Coast Financial Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:CFHI), a bank holding company headquartered in Bradenton, Fla., and First Banks, Inc. ("First Banks"), a bank holding company headquartered in St. Louis, jointly announce the signing of an Agreement and Plan of Merger providing for First Banks to acquire Coast Financial Holdings, Inc., a Florida bank holding company ("CFHI"), and